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What we do

Leaders in
Spine Care

Spine Pain Diagnostics at its Best
Conveniently Located in Multiple Arizona Locations
Pleased to Offer Medical Travel Options

Arizona Diamond Backs
LA Angels
Kansas City Royals
Arizona Cardinals
LA Dodgers
Seattle Mariners
Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Rockies

Team Spine Surgeons & Consultants | Out-of-State Teams During Spring Training
LPGA Affiliate Physician | Phoenix Area

Endoscopic Surgery

Selective Endoscopic Disectomy™ (SED™) is a minimally invasive spine surgery technique that utilizes an endoscope to treat herniated, protruded, extruded, or degenerative discs that are a contributing factor to leg and back pain.

The endoscope allows the surgeon to use a "keyhole" incision to access the herniated disc. Muscle and tissue are dialted rather than being cut when accessing the disc.

Less tissue destruction • Less pain • Quicker recovery times


Meet Dr. Anthony Yeung

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
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Christopher Yeung, MD

Meet Dr. Chris Yeung

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
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Justin Field, MD

Meet Dr. Justin Field

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
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Nima Salari, MD

Meet Dr. Nima Salari

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
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Joshua Abrams, MD

Meet Dr. Joshua Abrams

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
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Meet the DISC Team

We work hard to provide you the best care!
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Why Do Patients Choose DISC?

Simple - because what DISC offers is not available anywhere else.

Patients have come from all over the world to receive care at DISC. Medical tourists are increasingly seeking information on all options open to them through professional referrals and getting multiple opinions from all sources.

Desert Institute for Spine Care is pleased to offer medical travel options for your spine care needs. We will coordinate your care from start to finish.

TRAVELING TO DISC? Learn more about medical travel and hotel accomodations.

Patient Education

"People in pain should not have to wait."

At DISC, patients always come first. Whether you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, sciatica, or spinal stenosis, or been told you might need spine surgery, learn more about your spinal condition and the treatments that could help you by watching our online patient education.

  • Phoenix Magazine “Top Doc” Awards

    Congratulations to Dr. Justin Field, Dr. Christopher Yeung, and Dr. Nima Salari on their 2020 TOP DOCS nomination by PHOENIX magazine!

    We also congratulate Drs. Christopher Yeung and Justin Field on being 10-time nominees.

    Dr. Justin Field was recognized as a “Top Vote-Getter” for his category!

  • Tips for Caregivers

    By Nima Salari, MD

    When caring for a patient with neck or back pain, the caretaker faces emotional and at times physical challenges. It is difficult to watch a loved one experience pain symptoms. Many times being unsure of how to provide help can generate further anxiety about the situation. Know that as a caregiver you are not alone. In fact, statistically a broad majority of long term care for patients in the United States is provided by their family members. Know that you are appreciated and here are some tips to perhaps make the journey a bit lighter.

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  • At the age of 78, the legendary Dr. Anthony Yeung, DISC Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and the Executive Director for the International Intradiscal Therapy Society (IITS), announced his retirement from the operating room.

    “I became very comfortable that my legacy will be carried on by my son, Chris Yeung, and his team of fellowship trained spine surgeons. The DISC team put together by Chris Yeung provides a wide spectrum of spine surgery options based on what is best for their patients using training in open MIS spine surgery and endoscopic spine surgery. It was time to finally officially retire.

    I passed the ceremonial “crown” to Chris. I feel that we have formed the “dream team” of MIS spine surgery, not just of surgeons but a very dedicated staff.”

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  • Money Radio

    Dr. Christopher Yeung was on Money Radio Friday, October 25. He spoke about his dad, Dr. Anthony Yeung, being an inspiration to him, and how his dad pioneered the minimally invasive spine surgery techniques here in Arizona – he also explains the many advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery, and elaborates on more traditional open spine surgery procedures.

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  • Dr. Christopher Yeung was honored as an Integrity Tiger at the 2019 Integrity Tiger Summit. Business and community leaders gathered at the summit to discuss how to lead with integrity and why it’s important to raise the role of integrity in their organizations. BEING AN INTEGRITY TIGER ™ MEANS YOU MAKE INTEGRITY THE FIRST, LAST AND OVERRIDING CONSIDERATION IN ALL DECISIONS AND YOU STAND STRONG FOR INTEGRITY WHEN OTHERS DO NOT.

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  • Desert Institute for Spine Care Announces First Patient Implant in Arizona and the entire Southwest of the Next-Generation M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc Designed to Treat Cervical Disc Degeneration

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  • Dr. Abrams announces two new office locations.

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  • Our patients talk about why they choose Dr. Justin Field, who was recently recognized as an Expert Network Distinguished Professional, receiving the Distinguished Doctor Designation©, which is only conferred upon the top 3% of physicians in the nation. Watch the Video

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DISC 2019 Team - Arizona Spine Surgeons

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, an upper spine condition that can cause pain and numbness in the neck, shoulders, arms, and even hands. DISC is one of 12 sites in the US, the only one in Arizona, where patients have access to the M6-C Artificial Disc: FDA IDE Pivotal Study to help combat this painful condition.

Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2018
Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2017
Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2016
Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2015
Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2013
Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2013
Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2012
Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2011
Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2010

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