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Dr. Anthony Yeung

Anthony T. Yeung, M.D.

Retired Orthopedic Spine Surgeon



    University of Arizona – Tucson


    University of New Mexico School of Medicine


    Good Samaritan Hospital


    Maricopa County General Hospital

Dr. Anthony Yeung is a board certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating the causes of back pain and sciatica from painful degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, particularly herniated discs, bulging discs with annular tears, and foraminal stenosis. His techniques have proven to be very effective in relieving both back and leg pain, elusive to many spine specialists because his technique targets and visualizes the pain generator with his endoscope, using imaging as a guide, but confirming the pain source with diagnostic and therapeutic injections. He is the first to use endoscopically guided lasers and is the developer of the FDA approved Yeung Endoscopic Spine System (YESS™).

Patients who are told that there is no surgical solution for their condition, who reject fusion, or seek alternative minimally invasive options have received solid outcomes with Dr. Yeung’s procedure, one that avoids injury to normal spinal anatomy. The procedure continues to evolve, is performed by all DISC surgeons, and is taught in the fellowship program directed by Dr. Yeung onsite at the Squaw Peak Surgical Facility.

Additionally, Dr. Yeung is a lecturer and prolific author of over 170 scientific publications on his technique, and was named a “Health Care Hero” by the Phoenix Business Journal. Dr. Yeung served as the President of the Maricopa County Medical Society, The Arizona Orthopedic Society, The Western Orthopedic Society- AZ Chapter, and the Board of the Arizona Medical Association. He is a former President of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons, and Current Executive Director of the International Intradiscal Therapy Society.

He was also voted Top Doctor for 2011 by his peers in Phoenix Magazine and was included in The Becker’s Orthopedic Spine Review’s annual “100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America” list. Dr. Yeung was recently recognized among the top in his industry, by The Expert Network.

Dr. Yeung also enjoys travel, visiting exotic places, giving workshops, as well as teaching and lecturing internationally about his work.

Dr. Anthony Yeung is also the Executive Director for the International Intradiscal Therapy Society (IITS) and IITTSS, a 501C3 non-profit organization whose focus is on Intradiscal therapy aided by the endoscope as the least invasive, visually-guided treatment for discogenic pain.

To learn more, visit the International Intradiscal Therapy Society’s website.

Awards & Recognition

2011 Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor
Becker's Spine Review
Phoenix Business Journal HealthCare Heroes
International Intradiscal Therapy Society
  • 2019 Asian Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2014 APCA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2013 Becker’s Spine Surgeon Leadership Award
  • 2012 Becker’s Top 100 Spine Surgeons in the US
  • 2011 Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCTOR
  • 2011 Phoenix Business Journal “Health Care Hero”

Videos Featuring Dr. Anthony Yeung

  • This is a candid interview with Dr. Yeung about his legacy in the world of spine care.

  • Anthony Yeung, MD, of DISC discusses the future of spine care.

  • Learn about the benefits a state of the art spine care facility in Phoenix AZ.

  • Spine surgeon in Phoenix, AZ discusses his passion and technology.

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