Anthony T. Yeung, M.D.


Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Anthony Yeung is a board certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating the causes of back pain and sciatica from painful degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, particularly herniated discs, bulging discs with annular tears, and foraminal stenosis. His techniques have proven to be very effective in relieving both back and leg pain, elusive to many spine specialists because his technique targets and visualizes the pain generator with his endoscope, using imaging as a guide, but confirming the pain source with diagnostic and therapeutic injections. He is the first to use endoscopically guided lasers and is the developer of the FDA approved Yeung Endoscopic Spine System (YESS™).

Patients who are told that there is no surgical solution for their condition, who reject fusion, or seek alternative minimally invasive options have received solid outcomes with Dr. Yeung's procedure, one that avoids injury to normal spinal anatomy. The procedure continues to evolve, is performed by all DISC surgeons, and is taught in the fellowship program directed by Dr. Yeung onsite at the Squaw Peak Surgical Facility.

Additionally, Dr. Yeung is a lecturer and prolific author of over 85 scientific publications on his technique, and was named a "Health Care Hero" by the Phoenix Business Journal. Dr. Yeung served as the President of the Maricopa County Medical Society, The Arizona Orthopedic Society, The Western Orthopedic Society- AZ Chapter, and the Board of the Arizona Medical Association. He is a former President of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons, and Current Executive Director of the International Intradiscal and Transforaminal Therapy Society.

He was also voted Top Doctor for 2011 by his peers in Phoenix Magazine and was included in The Becker's Orthopedic Spine Review's annual "100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America" list. Dr. Yeung was recently recognized among the top in his industry, by The Expert Network.

Dr. Yeung also enjoys travel, visiting exotic places, giving workshops, as well as teaching and lecturing internationally about his work.

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International Endoscopic Therapeutic Spine SocietyDr. Anthony Yeung is also the Executive Director for the International Endoscopic Therapeutic Spine Society (IETSS) formerly IITS and IITTSS, a 501C3 non-profit organization whose focus is on Intradiscal therapy aided by the endoscope as the least invasive, visually-guided treatment for discogenic pain.

To learn more, visit the International Endoscopic Therapeutic Spine Society's website.

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VIDEOS | Click the thumbnails below to learn more about DISC and Dr. Anthony Yeung.

Dr. Yeung discusses minimally invasive spine surgery.

Benefits of the endoscope in minimally invasive spine surgery.

Anthony Yeung, MD, of DISC discusses the future of spine care.

Training & Testing at Desert Institute for Spine Care

Dr. Anthony Yeung discusses his passion, healing and technology.