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Dr. Anthony Yeung Presents at 2011 Brain Mapping Conference

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Dr. Christopher Yeung and the Arizona Diamondbacks

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Dr. Anthony Yeung Receives 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Anthony Yeung featured on azfamily.com

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CASTEL SAN PIETRO, Switzerland(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medacta International, an international company specializing in the design and production of innovative orthopaedic products and the development of accompanying surgical techniques, today announced its MySpine Midline Cortical (MC) platform has been recognized as this year’s “Best Healthcare Navigation / Robotics Solution” by MedTech Breakthrough. MySpine MC is Medacta®’s patient-matched, 3D printed solution in the midline cortical approach, tailored to the patient’s anatomy to allow for greater accuracy in pedicle screw positioning through pre-operative planning and intra-operative guidance tools. Medacta’s Midline Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) procedure utilizes a muscle sparing, single midline incision through which all screws and interbodies are inserted, reducing operating times, radiation exposure and cost while improving predictability of clinical outcomes.

“We are honored to have MySpine MC recognized by MedTech Breakthrough as one of this year’s most innovative medical technologies,” said Francesco Siccardi, CEO of Medacta International. “MySpine MC combines Medacta’s expertise in 3D planning tools with its industry-leading patient-matched guides to create a seamless, start-to-finish platform perfect for orthopedic surgeons looking to enter the personalized spine surgery space in the outpatient or inpatient setting.”

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The M6-C Disc is the Only Artificial Disc Available in the US That Offers Compression Like a Natural Disc

Phoenix, Arizona – May 15, 2019 – Desert Institute for Spine Care today announced the first implant in Arizona of a patient with the M6-C™ artificial cervical disc. Dr. Christopher A. Yeung performed the procedure on a 46 -year-old female patient suffering from cervical disc degeneration with a herniated disc. Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the M6-C disc was designed as an innovative option for patients needing artificial disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. Featuring a shock-absorbing nucleus and fiber annulus that work together to mimic the anatomic structure of a natural disc, the M6-C device is the only artificial cervical disc available in the U.S. that enables compression or “shock absorption” at the implanted level. The disc also provides a controlled range of motion when the spine transitions in its combined complex movements.

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Dr. Nima Salari, Dr. Christopher Yeung, and Dr. Anthony Yeung contribute a chapter in “An Anatomic Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery”, a widely acclaimed textbook that presents a diverse spectrum of current safe and efficacious procedures and future innovations in the field of Minimally Invasive Spine surgery. They share their expertise on endoscopic lumbar discectomy with a detailed description of the technique and provide insights on associated challenges.

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Dr. Nima Salari, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC), talks with SocialTV about an exciting new treatment – cervical disc replacement for one level, all the way up to two levels – for people who have neck pain.


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Dr. Salari is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC). His specialized training is in the operative and non-operative treatment of pathologic conditions affecting the spine. His expertise in minimally invasive, tissue-sparing approaches allows for the fastest recovery times and minimizes postoperative pain. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the topic of minimally invasive surgery.Dr. Salari teaches at national and international courses in the latest laser-assisted endoscopic techniques and image-guided surgeries. He serves as a contributing team physician for local collegiate and professional sports teams.

As Dr. Salari explains, “No two patients are alike, and I believe neither should their care be. If surgery truly becomes the best option for our patients, we have an array of tools to tailor the care to their specific needs.”

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Dr. Anthony Yeung and his wife, Eileen received the Asian Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Eileen first embarked on a career of volunteerism and philanthropy. Of her many accomplishments, she was directly involved in the legislation that banned smoking in airplanes, which now allows all air travelers to enjoy smoke-free flights. She also remains the “backbone” of her family – raising two children and watching them grow into their own accomplishments.

Dr. Anthony Yeung is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Desert Institute for Spine Care who came to the U.S. an a legal immigrant and who was able to take advantage of the opportunities that were afforded to him through hard work and determination. He has spent his career finding the safest, most efficient and most cost-effective ways to treat back pain. The last 28 years has been dedicated to helping those with back pain find relief.

The recent introduction of 3-D-printed and patient-matched pedicle screw guides has modernized spine surgery planning and procedures. The process for this patient-matched approach provides for an efficient and effective technique that reduces radiation exposure and can save hospitals and health systems on expenditures for capital purchases, such as navigation systems or CT-scanning technology. In addition, surgeons are less reliant today on free-hand techniques than they once were.

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20th Anniversary YESS Lecture

Dr. Anthony Yeung has been invited to China this month (October 10-20, 2018) to give his 20th Anniversary lecture on his Master Talk – The Role and Future of Endoscopic Surgery in the Treatment of Symptomatic Conditions of the Spine.

In this talk, Dr. Anthony Yeung speaks about the role of endoscopic spine surgery in the treatment of painful degenerative lumbar spine conditions and shares his extensive experience regarding endoscopic spine surgery and where the procedure’s future is headed.

 

DISC’s own Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Nima Salari, was the first in the United States to perform a surgery utilizing Medacta International’s “MySpine MC” technique. Below is an excerpt from the full article on Business Wire:

Dr. Salari’s patient, the first to undergo surgery with MySpine MC, had dynamic spondylolisthesis at the L4/L5 level with severe spinal stenosis and neurogenic claudication, complicated by a history of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “Given my patient’s condition and history,” Dr. Salari said, “I needed a minimally invasive option that would allow for a wide central decompression reinforced by excellent stabilization. We also needed to minimize anesthesia time for the patient, so it needed to be quick. The ability to pre-plan the surgery and work with a product that had been fully customized for the patient proved incredibly valuable. The surgery was fast, the screw placement was accurate, and the fixation was reliable. To top it off, we were able to reduce the need for intra-operative fluoroscopy, limiting the patient’s radiation exposure.”

Medacta International's MySpine MC technique

Read the full article: Medacta International Introduces New Approach to Posterior Lumbar Midline Cortical Screw Placement with Customizable MySpine MC Surgical Guides

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