What is the DISC Difference?

What We Do

We get patients back to ENJOYING LIFE AGAIN. DISC focuses on seamlessly coordinated patient care, identifying and treating the pain generator, and proven long-term results.

Our expertise, experience and innovative patient care solutions have patients traveling to DISC from all over the United States, and the world.

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Experience the DISC Difference

The DISC Difference

Utilize the Broadest Array of Treatment Options

Non-surgical and surgical options include endoscopic spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Offer Innovative Surgical Solutions

Our founder, Anthony Yeung, MD (retired), is the pioneer and innovator of Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Dorsal Endoscopic Rhizotomy, and Diagnostic Surgical Pain Management. Each of our surgeons has extensive endoscopic spine training, and vast experience treating thousands of patients.

Offer Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR)

An excellent spinal fusion alternative for patients suffering from back and neck pain. We participate in patient clinical trials for new technology advances in ADR.

Provide Dedicated and Customized Patient Care

Providing long-term pain relief, improving physical function so patients, professional athletes, and weekend sports enthusiasts can enjoy life again.

Train Some of the World’s Elite Spine Surgeons

DISC surgeons provide fellowship programs, surgeon training courses, and routinely publish educational book chapters and clinical research.

Who We Are

People in pain should not have to wait.

Our Phoenix based spine surgeons are fellowship-trained, board-certified in orthopedic spine surgery, and collectively have 50 years of spine experience.

They are recognized as innovators amongst their peers and often speak about their research and expertise at spine medical conferences worldwide.

  • Leaders in Least Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery: as well as Artificial Disc Replacement, and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
  • Expert Spine Surgeons: Our spine specialists have collectively 50 years of experience and are thought leaders amongst their peers.
  • Compassionate Caring Professionals: Patients suffering in pain should not 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.
  • Preferred Orthopedic Spine Surgeons: Professional sports teams and athletes seek our surgeons’ expertise because of our least invasive procedures, and our reputation for results. Also, our surgeon peers often refer their patients to us, and when in pain personally, they travel to DISC for results.

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See What Our Patients Are Saying!

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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Why Choose Us

We understand that patients suffering in pain lead busy lives, want relief, and get back to life as soon as possible. DISC surgeons commonly treat a wide range of issues, including sciatica, herniated disc, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, neck pain, low back pain, and degenerative disc disease.

Our team of spine surgeons in Phoenix, AZ, can diagnose back and neck problems and customize treatment plans that cater to our patient’s goals and active lifestyles. We also accommodate spine medical tourism patients willing to travel from all over the United States, Canada, and Internationally.

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Proven Results

Our least invasive surgical procedures provide patients excellent results, long-term pain relief, improved function, and faster return to work, activity, and life.

We Treat the Source of Your Pain

Our spine specialists have developed a personalized pain mapping system that pinpoints the spine pain generator. We then tailor a treatment plan that provides long-term relief.

Conveniently Located in Multiple Arizona Locations

Serving the greater Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, and Scottsdale, AZ areas. Squaw Peak Surgical Facility is located next to the clinic for patient’s convenience for outpatient procedures.

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Patients Travel to and Trust DISC

Patients travel to us from all over the United States, Canada, and abroad. DISC works with all insurance plans (on a case-by-case basis).

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Schedule an Appointment with DISC and Get Back to Living

Suffering in pain and not sleeping well at night? We understand how chronic back and leg pain can disrupt your busy days. Our orthopedic spine specialists in Phoenix are available to help you get an accurate spine diagnosis and customize an innovative treatment plan to get back to enjoying life. Schedule an appointment with one of our compassionate expert spine surgeons today.


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

Exercises to Treat Facet Syndrome
November 29, 2023

Exercises to Treat Facet Syndrome

6 Exercises to Improve Your Posture
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 […]

All About C5 and C6 Treatments
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 […]

treatment options for annular tears
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 […]

What Is Foraminal Disc Protrusion?
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 […]

Everything You Need To Know About Restless Leg Syndrome
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 […]

tiny cameras are now taking center stage in spinal surgery
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 — […]

M6-C Artificial Cervical DISC Two-Level IDE Clinical Study
September 15, 2023

M6™-C Artificial Cervical Disc Two-Level IDE Clinical Study

A Guide to Awake Spine Surgery
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.

Spine Surgeon Spotlight - Dr. Nima Salari
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.