Travel & Hotel Accommodations

Why Patients Travel to Desert Institute for Spine Care

If you’re considering spine surgery in the United States, Canada or another country, Desert Institute for Spine Care in Arizona can help you. Below are just a few reasons why so many have traveled to DISC for our ultra-minimally invasive orthopedic spine care:

  • Highly trained surgeons: Our surgeons innovated and developed endoscopic spine surgery and have extensive experience with artificial disc replacements and other complex procedures. Thousands of patients from around the world have consulted us for spine care. We’ve also trained some of the world’s elite spine surgeons, providing educational courses, fellowship programs, and clinical research.
  • Medical tourism program: Patients can utilize our Virtual Second Opinion program to see if they are candidate for surgery before agreeing to travel to DISC. We can tailor medical travel options to exceed your orthopedic needs. Our team will coordinate every aspect of your treatment. We make it easy to schedule appointments and will work around your schedule for traveling. We also assist with hotel accommodations.Excellent patient reviews: Our superior service, skilled professionals and a broad array of treatments have earned high favor with our patients. Read some of our patient testimonials to learn about their experiences with our skilled surgeons.
  • Excellent patient reviews: Our superior service, skilled professionals and a broad array of treatments have earned high favor with our patients. Read some of our patient testimonials to learn about their experiences with our skilled surgeons.

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“I would have had to wait at least one and a half years before seeing a specialist and would have been on heavy doses for pain killers until then. Going to Phoenix provided me with answers from professionals. Dr. Field and Dr. Yeung were wonderful to deal with and the hospital staff was wonderful as well.”

– Teri P. of Canada

“The main reason we chose to travel to Phoenix was because I was told the waiting list to see an orthopedic surgeon here was likely close to two years, and then another likely wait of six to ten months for surgery. My pain was so severe, I didn’t know how I could wait that long. Dr. Field was indeed an answer to our prayers.”

– Ann S. of Canada.

“DISC has a great team of experts that will fix you, they care. It sure worked for me. I was very close to being a wheelchair case. They assured me they could fix me, and they did in a professional and nice way. I am grateful because I am mobile again. I would heartily recommend DISC to anyone looking for excellent care.”

– Howard S. of Canada.

Hotel Accommodations (2023)

Best Western Inn Suites

  • 3 minutes from office | 1 mile

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Jan 1 – Apr 14 $145.00/night
Apr 15 – June 2 $105.00/night
June 3 – Sept 15


Sept 16 – Dec 31 $109.00/night



Room rates are for Studio Suites (one king or two queen beds). To upgrade to 2 room suite is $20.00 additional.


Microwave & Refrigerator

Complimentary Breakfast

  • 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM daily
  • Eggs, Ham, Waffles, Hash Browns

Shuttle service

  • 7 AM – 5 PM with 24-hour notice
  • Wheelchair available upon request


Note: When calling to make a reservation, indicate you’re a patient of “Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC)” and a discount will be applied to your stay.

The Hampton Inn


  • 8 minutes from office | 3 miles

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Jan 1 – Feb 15 $179.00/night
Feb 16 – March 31 $194.00/night
May 22 – Sept 12


Sept 13 – Dec 31 $101.00/night
Sept 13 – Dec 31 $169.00/night 

Corporate Rate Code: 0002831345



Complimentary Breakfast

Shuttle service

  • To / From Airport
  • To / From Our Office
  • Wheelchair available upon request




Note: When calling to make a reservation, reference “Desert Institute for Spine Care” and the corporate rate code “0002831345” to receive the discount.

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak

  • 8 minutes from office | 3 miles

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Jan 1 – Mar 3 $167.00/night
Mar 4 – Apr 29 $237.00/night
Apr 30 – May 27


May 28 – Sept 9 $104.00/night
Sept 10 – Dec 31 $151.00/night

Contracted rates are based upon availability.



Shuttle service

  • To/From Our Office with 1 hour notice
  • Wheelchair available with 1 hour notice
  • Call Bell Desk at 602-906-3877
  • Van does not have a ramp




Note: When calling to make a reservation, reference corporate rate code “N2679106” and “Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC)”.


Desert Institute for Spine Care, Drs. Christopher Yeung, Justin Field, Nima Salari, Joshua Abrams, Mark Wang, & Squaw Peak Surgical Facility are not affiliated with the below lodgings, they are just near our office. We have contracted rates with these facilities that vary depending on the time of year. There may also be other events convening in the Phoenix-Metro region such as sporting events, conventions, concerts, or other events in the surrounding areas that may limit the number of rooms available at certain times.

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Phoenix – Ultimate Spine Care Destination

Phoenix is a well known travel destination for medical care and vacation.  With over 300 days of sunshine per year, Phoenix is a vibrant desert city, adventurous playground with amazing southwest cuisine and endless shopping.  Below is a guide to Phoenix, local events, and restaurants we recommend as part of planning your visit.


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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.

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Register today for Amplify Surgical’s 2nd Annual Endoscopic Spine Symposium, featuring dualPortal™ and dualX® System on March 4, 2023. 

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DISC Surgeons take Phoenix – Top Doc Award in 2022

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