Our mission is to provide outstanding and compassionate non-operative and operative care using the least invasive yet most effective treatment available to restore our patients active lifestyle.
Squaw Peak Surgical Facility (SPSF) is a spine focused ASC formed in 1998 by Anthony T. Yeung M.D., an orthopedic specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery. When Christopher A. Yeung M.D. and Justin S. Field M.D. joined him in practice, the practice name was changed from Arizona Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Care to Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC), a comprehensive spine practice focused on endoscopic spine surgery and the latest minimally invasive treatment options while offering the full spectrum of spine care from non-surgical to traditional open decompressive procedures, disc replacement, Dynamic stabilization, and fusion.
When patients are not candidates for surgery, the DISC practice offers a one-stop clinic for diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating all types of spinal conditions, working closely with pain management and rehab specialists.
DISC focuses on correctly diagnosing the pain generators that cause spine-based pain, aided by minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic injections and procedures under local anesthesia and mild sedation. In addition to traditional imaging tests (MRI, CT, myelogram, x-rays, EMG/NCV), we are experienced in non-surgical diagnostic and therapeutic techniques including epiduroscopy, nerve blocks, medial branch and facet injections, transforaminal epidurals, caudal epidurals, sympathetic blocks, and evocative discography to help define the pain generators. Once the sources of pain are delineated, a well thought-out treatment plan is offered to each patient, designed for their individual needs.
Our specialty is evocative discography™ selective endoscopic discectomy™, thermal annuloplasty, transforaminal decompression and dorsal endoscopically guided rhizotomy, procedures collectively described as the YESS™ philosophy and technique. These techniques were developed and refined by Dr. Anthony Yeung over twenty years of evolution. They represent the optimal combination of a minimally invasive surgical approach with maximum effectiveness for treating discogenic pain, disc herniations, lumbar spondylosis, facet arthrosis, foraminal stenosis, and Failed Back Surgery Syndrome from recurrent HNP, residual lateral stenosis, and adjacent level pain.
All traditional surgery procedures are provided, complemented by MIS endoscopic surgery. SPSF, originally an ASC only, will offer a 23-hour stay for the more extensive surgical fusion procedures better provided with skilled post-operative pain control or monitoring.