Mohamad Bydon, MD, of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, operated on Gov. Kristi Noem, according to a Sept. 12 news release from the South Dakota government.
Ms. Noem had an acute condition affecting her lumbar spine, Dr. Bydon said in the release. Surgery was successful and she is in recovery.
Ms. Noem said in the release that she will have to limit her physical activity, standing and travel in the short term.