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Dr. Anthony Yeung Presents at 2011 Brain Mapping Conference

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Dr. Christopher Yeung and the Arizona Diamondbacks

Dr. Christopher Yeung and the Arizona Diamondbacks


2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Anthony Yeung Receives 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

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Nima Salari talks about a new solution for neck pain

Dr. Nima Salari talks about a new solution for neck pain

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Arizona Physician Podcast with Dr. Anthony Yeung

Arizona Physician Podcast

Dr. Anthony Yeung was interviewed by Arizona Physician Magazine – a publication that provides information for physicians across Arizona. In this podcast, Anthony T. Yeung, MD, a retired orthopedic spine surgeon, reflects on his career in private practice, value-based care, and shares a positive outlook for medical care.

Listen to the full podcast – “Anthony T. Yeung, MD, Reflects on his Career in Private Surgical Practice” »

(Listeners can find the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Spotify, and Tune In.)

Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Nima Salari

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Written by Carly Behm | March 18, 2021

Nima Salari, MD, is a spine surgeon at Phoenix-based Desert Institute for Spine Care. He specializes in pathologic conditions of the spine and has expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Salari also helped design instruments and implants used for several international companies.

He received his medical degree from Philadelphia-based Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and completed a residency at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also did a spine fellowship at Stanford (Calif.) University.

In December 2020, Dr. Salari was reportedly the first spine surgeon to implant Amplify Surgical’s 12-degree hyperlordotic DualX interbody cage.

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2021 Phoenix TOP DOCS

Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Yeung and Dr. Justin Field on their 2021 TOP DOCS nomination by PHOENIX magazine!

Dr. Mark Wang joins DISC

Mark Wang, M.D. - Desert Institute for Spine Care

Desert Institute for Spine Care would like to welcome Dr. Mark Wang to our board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon team! Dr. Wang comes to us from the Spine Institute of Arizona in Scottsdale where he served as a Spinal Disorders Specialist. Practicing in Phoenix, Arizona since 2012, Dr. Wang has trained in all aspects of spinal surgery, including degenerative conditions, scoliosis, and cutting-edge techniques such as motion preservation and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Wang dedicates his full attention to working together with his patients to identify their pain source and find the least invasive treatment that works for them. He has a passion for medicine and thrives on the reward of helping patients achieve pain relief and improvement in their daily quality of lives.  Get to know more about Dr. Mark Wang.

Chat with the Guru: Interview with Dr. Anthony Yeung

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Although he may be retired, Dr. Anthony Yeung is still discussing and advocating for those doctors and patients interested in considering endoscopic spine surgery. For his birthday this year, Dr. Yeung was interviewed by his first spine fellow, Dr. Satish Gore, and other participants about the driving interest in endoscopic documentation of pain generators in Asia, Central, and South America.

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Dr. Nima Salari is first spine surgeon to implant new hyperlordotic dualX interbody cage

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIF. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 08, 2020 – Amplify Surgical, Inc., a medical device company focused on innovative dual-expanding technology for the lumbar spine, is excited to announce the launch of the dualX T/PLIF 12-Degree hyperlordotic interbody cages.

Dr. Nima Salari, MD, FAAOS, from Scottsdale AZ, became the first spine surgeon to implant the new hyperlordotic dualX interbody cage, a TLIF spacer that provides additional lordosis. The minimally invasive procedure was recently performed at Honor Shea Health, one of Arizona’s leading hospitals and healthcare networks.

“Offering my patients the benefit of smaller incisions and less exposure to potential complications is why I specialize in minimally invasive surgery,” said Dr. Nima Salari. “For this TLIF procedure, I needed to fuse L5/S1 posteriorly due to anterior vascular anomalies. The broad footprint and 12 degrees of lordosis provided a similar advantage to an ALIF through a posterior approach.”

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Dr. Joshua Abrams completes 2020 Ironman

Dr. Joshua Abrams at 2020 IRONMAN Competition

On November 7, 2020, our very own spine surgeon, Joshua Abrams, completed the only IRONMAN competition in North America in 2020.

To the complete the IRONMAN, the athlete must complete a 2.4 mile swim in the open ocean, 112 mile bike ride and then run a full distance marathon (26.2 miles). All competitors must complete the race under a certain time.

Dr. Abrams has competed in multiple IRONMAN events and continues to be a model for healthy lifestyle. He supports all of his patients in the pursuit towards healthy living.

Tips from a Spine Surgeon to Avoid Neck and Back Pain

Nima Salari, M.D., FAAOS - Desert Institute for Spine Care

By Nima Salari, MD

I have the privilege to see, evaluate, and treat patients from all walks of life. Despite the difference in sex, age, and every category imaginable, they all present with similar questions and concerns. Why do I hurt? What is the cause of the pain? How can I alleviate it? How can I prevent it?

I try to spend as much time with my patients to answer these questions. The reasons for the pain can be related to a multitude of sources. The treatments can vary just as much and we make every effort to customize our treatment plan to the individual patient.

Some answers remain universal, however. Those answers relate to steps patients can take on their own to either prevent neck and back pain or help improve their symptoms.

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Dr. Anthony Yeung: What surgeons need to know about reimbursement, training in endoscopic spine surgery

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Written by Alan Condon | March 11, 2020

Spine surgeon Anthony Yeung, MD, recently retired from Phoenix-based Desert Institute Spine Care, where his son Chris Yeung, MD, is spearheading the practice.

In the 1990s, he developed the Yeung Endoscopic Spine System, which has continued to evolve as an outpatient procedure. Now, Dr. Yeung is focusing on publishing details of his experience in more than 11,000 spine cases since he began his career in 1991.

Here, Dr. Yeung discusses the development of endoscopic spine surgery, the importance of surgical training and reimbursement shackles associated with the technique.

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7 DOs and DON’Ts After Spine Surgery

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By Nima Salari, MD

Having surgery is a major step for any patient. Even with the shortest and simplest of surgeries, patients should follow instructions as discussed with their surgeon. This is a time to focus on healing and completing the plan set out with your care provider.

Every patient receives a packet with information about their planned surgery. I highly encourage you to look through the packet as it may answer many questions or raise others. Here is a list of DOs and DON’Ts to consider as you go through your recovery process.

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