Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Christopher Yeung is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon, with a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques with a philosophy of choosing the least invasive yet most effective method to treat spine problems. He has been the principal investigator in many FDA studies, including Flexicore lumbar artificial disc replacement, Cervicore cervical artificial disc replacement, and DASCOR total nucleus replacement.
Dr. Yeung graduated magna cum laude from the University of California San Diego and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He graduated in the top 5% of his medical school class at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He attended the University of California Irvine Medical Center for orthopedic residency. He then completed a spine surgery fellowship at the USC Center for Orthopedic Spine Surgery/Los Angeles Spine Surgery.
In addition, Dr. Yeung is the team spine surgeon for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Arizona Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs, the Kansas City Royals, the Colorado Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the LA Angels, the Cincinnati Reds, the Seattle Mariners, and Arizona State University.
He is recognized by his peers as one of the top Phoenix spine surgeons in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2013, Dr. Yeung won the Becker’s Spine Leadership Award, and in 2016, Becker’s Spine Review named him as one of Becker’s “Spine Surgeons to Know”. Dr. Yeung received the Arizona Medical Association’s 2018 Sportsman Award, presented to an ArMA member who has distinguished him/herself in athletics.
When not working, Dr. Yeung enjoys travel, golf, SCUBA, sport fishing, camping, volleyball, snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, basketball, and time spent with his lovely family.
In the News:
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
DISC Physicians have book chapter published
Dr Christopher Yeung, Dr Justin Field, and Dr Nima Salari nominated as Phoenix Magazine’s 2019 Top Doctors
TEAM SPINE SURGEON & CONSULTANT
LPGA Affiliate Physician – Phoenix area
2013 | 2014
VIDEOS | Click the thumbnails below to learn more about DISC and Dr. Christopher Yeung.
Patients discuss their experience at DISC and what Dr. Chris Yeung was able to do for them.
Dr. Chris Yeung explains why he decided to become an orthopedic spine surgeon.
Dr. Yeung is a specialist in minimally invasive surgery at Desert Institute for Spine Care.
DISC was proud to be involved with the 2012 Larry Fitzgerald’s Celebrity Server Event.