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Worldwide Leaders in Endoscopic Spine Surgery
People in pain should NEVER have to wait!
We genuinely empathize with our patients and the pain that affects their lives. We listen carefully and with compassion to each patient’s story. We treat the whole patient, not just the symptoms. We understand that patients suffering in pain lead busy lives, want relief, and get back to life as soon as possible.
This ultra minimally invasive spine surgery is the most effective surgical technique that relieves a herniated disc, low back pain, and sciatica. Because it utilizes a 1/4 inch incision, patients recover faster than minimally invasive spine surgery.
Shorter recovery time and return to work
Smaller incision-less post-operative pain
Conscious IV sedation and local anesthetic – less risk, avoiding general anesthesia
Reduced post-operative infection risk
Spine fusion alternative – in individual select patients
This highly innovative technique was developed by Anthony Yeung, MD, founder of DISC (retired). Thousands of patients have traveled from around the world seeking endoscopic spine surgery.
Why Get a Second Opinion From DISC?
In A Recent Study
of patients left the second opinion with a new or refined diagnosis
of patients referred for a second opinion had the wrong surgery recommended by the first surgeon
Artificial Disc Replacement in Phoenix, AZ
Are You A Candidate For Artificial Disc Replacement?
When your neck or back pain prohibits you from working and living an active physical lifestyle, you should consult with an expert spine surgeon. The most common spinal conditions treated with an artificial disc replacement surgery are herniated disc and degenerative disc disease. Other conditions treated with an ADR are spinal cord compression or myelopathy, spinal stenosis, and radiculopathy.
A recent clinical study comparing ADR to spine fusion surgery found that ADR patients return to work 20.9 days sooner than spine fusion patients. Patients most likely returned to work sooner because they did not have to wait for a bone fusion to occur like spine fusion patients do.
Benefits of Artificial Disc Replacement
- Motion Preservation
- Return to Work Faster
- Less Likelihood of Future Surgery
- Less Stress on Adjacent Discs
Experience the DISC Difference!
LEADERS IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE CARE
For over 20 years Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) is the recognized worldwide leader of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Phoenix, AZ. The DISC difference starts with compassionate care. We listen carefully to identify the patient’s pain and how it affects their daily life. We get to know you and your goals. Then, we customize a treatment plan that exceeds your goals and gets you back to life!
Our DISC spine specialists commonly treat sciatica, herniated disc, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, neck pain, low back pain, and degenerative disc disease. We also see many patients seeking a second opinion or alternatives to spine fusion surgery.
DISC is also the innovator and recognized leader in endoscopic spine surgery, and clinical trials of new artificial disc replacement devices. Patients, professional athletes, and our physician peers choose DISC surgeons for many reasons, however, four distinct reasons distinguish us from other practices.
ENJOY LIFE AGAIN!
Our spine health blog features up-to-date spine education and expert spine tips from our spine specialists here at DISC.
November 29, 2023
Exercises to Treat Facet Syndrome
November 13, 2023
6 Exercises to Improve Your Posture
Kinesics is the expression of your body language. It’s the shrug of your shoulders, the quick wink to a friend, the unconscious puzzlement of your eyebrows when you can’t quite place a face. Your body evolves as you take on characteristics that define who you are. Your work and exercise routine will also have an […]
November 8, 2023
All About C5 and C6 Treatments
Each vertebra plays a role in supporting the body’s structure and facilitating movement. In this article, we will look at the cervical vertebrae, which comprise the upper portion of the spine. Specifically, the fifth (C5) and sixth (C6) vertebrae, as they hold special significance. C5, the fifth cervical vertebra, finds its position just below C4 […]
November 7, 2023
Treatment Options for Annular Tears
An annular tear is a discogenic condition that impacts the spine, causing lower back pain. Natural wear and tear, sports injuries, improper lifting and repetitive motions are the most common causes of annular tears, as the injury results from the fibers that make up the intervertebral disc breaking or separating. While these tears can occur […]
November 3, 2023
What Is Foraminal Disc Protrusion?
Foraminal disc protrusion, which is one way that contributes to foraminal stenosis, is a spinal condition that occurs when a disc in the spine extends beyond its normal boundaries and presses on the nerve roots within the foraminal canal. This canal is a passageway through which nerve roots exit the spinal cord and travel to […]
October 18, 2023
Everything You Need To Know About Restless Leg Syndrome
Do you ever have trouble sleeping because your legs and feet feel itchy, tingly or cramped? You may be experiencing restless legs syndrome (RLS), a condition that affects up to 10% of people in the United States. RLS usually happens at night or when a person has to sit still for a long time. Depending on its […]
September 18, 2023
How Tiny Cameras are Now Taking Center Stage in Spinal Surgery
Dealing with back pain caused by disc degeneration and herniation has long been a challenge. For years, surgeons have been using various techniques to address these issues, with the operating microscope being a crucial tool. However, a game-changing evolution is happening in spinal surgery thanks to a device that’s been around for a while — […]
September 15, 2023
M6™-C Artificial Cervical Disc Two-Level IDE Clinical Study
September 7, 2023
A Guide to Awake Spine Surgery
Having surgery while awake can sound a little odd, but in the field of spine surgery, it’s been happening for a few decades now. This unique method of surgery offers some exceptional benefits, helping people enjoy less recovery time and supporting surgeons in more accurate, safer procedures. Let’s explore awake spine surgery and how to […]
March 6, 2023
DISC Surgeons Named 2023 Top Docs
Congratulations to DISC’s surgeons, Christopher Yeung, Justin Field, and Nima Salari, for being chosen as Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCTOR in 2023.
January 16, 2023
Join Dr. Nima Salari at Amplify Surgical’s 2nd Annual Endoscopic Spine Symposium
Register today for Amplify Surgical’s 2nd Annual Endoscopic Spine Symposium, featuring dualPortal™ and dualX® System on March 4, 2023.
December 22, 2022
Dr. Chris Yeung Featured on AZ Physicians
Congratulations to Dr. Yeung for being featured on the front cover of Maricopa County Medical Society’s “Arizona Physician” Winter 2022 magazine!
September 2, 2022
Spine Care for Baseball Players Podcast with Dr. Chris Yeung
Dr. Chris Yeung was interviewed by Arizona Physician Magazine – a publication that provides information for physicians across Arizona.
April 11, 2022
DISC Surgeons take Phoenix – Top Doc Award in 2022
Dr. Salari received the most votes in the Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine category. Dr. Yeung received the award for the 10th consecutive year.
January 7, 2022
Dr. Chris Yeung Panelist at UCI Health Webinar
DISC surgeon Dr. Chris Yeung participates as a panelist in UCI Health Comprehensive Spine Center Webinar Series on January 14th, 2022.
November 22, 2021
DISC surgeons participate in M.O.R.E. Spine Learning Center
DISC surgeons Dr. Salari and Dr. Wang participated as instructors in a recent M.O.R.E. Education Spine Program in Phoenix, Arizona on November 19-20, 2021. The M.O.R.E. Spine Learning Center offers surgeons the opportunity to attend cadaver labs, meet experienced surgeons and discuss the clinical, technical and economic aspects of new spine treatment technologies.
September 22, 2021
Join Dr. Chris Yeung at an Endoscopic Workshop at NASS
Begin or advance your Endoscopic skills at NASS on September 29th, 2021. Elliquence is dedicated to ensuring the best education for doctors and physicians on the Endoscopic Spine and MIS procedures using didactic and cadaveric hands-on instruction.
September 14, 2021
Dr. Nima Salari Listed On Becker’s “50 Spine Surgeons To Know”
We are proud to announce that Dr. Nima Salari has been named to Becker’s Spine Review “50 Spine Surgeons To Know.” Written by Carly Behm | August 26th, 2021 Nima Salari, MD. Desert Institute for Spine Care (Phoenix). Dr. Salari was reportedly the first spine surgeon to implant Amplify Surgical’s 12-degree hyperlordotic DualX interbody cage. His specialties include pathologic conditions of the spine and minimally invasive surgery.