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Arizona’s Best Back and Neck Orthopedic Spine Surgeons

Helping Our Patients ENJOY LIFE AGAIN!

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 disclow 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.

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Why Get a Second Opinion From DISC?

In A Recent Study

88

of patients left the second opinion with a new or refined diagnosis

33

of patients referred for a second opinion had the wrong surgery recommended by the first surgeon

Why Do Patients Choose DISC Spine Surgeons in Arizona? Simple – because what DISC offers is not available anywhere else!

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

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You Don’t Have To Live With Neck or Spine Pain

Have you already received a diagnosis and would like a second opinion?

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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.

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Don’t just take our word for it. See what patients of DISC are saying about their experiences with our highly-skilled spine surgeons.

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ENJOY LIFE AGAIN!

Our spine health blog features up-to-date spine education and expert spine tips from our spine specialists here at DISC.

February 13, 2024

Congratulations to DISC’s surgeon Dr. Nima Salari – “Top Doctor for 2024” list. 

February 8, 2024

Dr. Wang Receives Top Doctor 2024 Award

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February 6, 2024

DISC Surgeons Named 100 Best Doctors in AZ

Dr. Nima Salari, Chris Yeung, and Justin Field
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.

Endoscopic Spine Symposium Blue Flyer
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. 

Dr. Chris Yeung on Cover of Arizona Physician
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!

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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.

Dr. Nima Salari and Chris Yeung
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.

UCI Health Flyer
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.

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Outside of DISC East Valley Location

3487 South Mercy Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297, USA

(602) 944-2900

(602) 944-0064

East Valley

Our Locations

Desert Institute for Spine Care is located just south of the San Tan Loop 202 and S. Val Vista Drive, near Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. From the San Tan Loop AZ-202, exit S. Val Vista Drive. Go South on S. Val Vista and take your first left on to S. Mercy Road. 3487 S. Mercy Road is on the right.

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1635 East Myrtle Avenue Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85020, USA

(602) 944-2900

(602) 944-0064

Phoenix

Our Locations

Desert Institute for Spine Care is located just northwest of the interchange between state highway 51 and Glendale Avenue. From AZ-51 head west on Glendale Avenue to 16th Street, then north on 16th Street to Myrtle and turn right. DISC is one block down on the right.

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Outside of DISC Building

8630 East Vía de Ventura Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA

(602) 944-2900

(602) 944-0064

Scottsdale

Our Locations

Directions from 101: Going west on Via de Ventura the building will be on the right hand side. Tum right on N 86th place and the parking lot entrance is on your left.

Directions from Hayden: Heading east on Via de Ventura tum left onto Via de Negocio, tum left onto San Alberto, San Alberto turns left and becomes N. 86th Place. Turn right into parking lot just before Via de Ventura.

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1635 East Myrtle Avenue Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85020, USA

Squaw Peak

Our Locations

Squaw Peak Surgical Facility is located just northwest of the interchange between state highway 51 and Glendale Avenue. From AZ-51 head west on Glendale Avenue to 16th Street, then north on 16th Street to Myrtle and turn right. DISC is one block down on the right.

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Outside of West Valley DISC Location

18700 North 64th Drive Suite 105, Glendale, AZ 85308, USA

(602) 944-2900

(602) 944-0064

West Valley

Our Locations

NEW LOCATION!
Desert Institute for Spine Care has added a West Valley location in Glendale.

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