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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

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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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Chat with the Guru: Interview with Dr. Anthony Yeung

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

dualX T/PLIF 12-Degree hyperlordotic interbody cageLAGUNA 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.”

Read Full Article: Amplify Surgical®, Inc. Announces First Surgical Case with 12-Degree Hyperlordotic dualX® Dual Expanding Interbody Fusion Implant

Dr. Joshua Abrams completes 2020 Ironman

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

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

beckerslogoWritten 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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Dr. Nima Salari on Money Radio

Dr. Nima Salari was on the ‘Business for Breakfast’ show, on Money Radio, Monday December 9. Dr. Salari talks about some of his new spine surgery techniques involving 3D implants. He explains how this can minimize the invasiveness of a spine surgery by allowing him to actually visualize the surgery, utilizing 3D models of a patient’s spine, which can then provide him with the perfect size and placement of the implants.

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The Legendary Dr. Anthony Yeung Announces His Retirement

DISC TeamDr. Anthony Yeung, DISC Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and the Executive Director for the International Intradiscal Therapy Society (IITS), announced his retirement in an official statement on the IITS website. Below is an excerpt from the announcement.

“2019 was time for me to finally stop operating (at age 78) to focus my time on publishing my extensive experience of over 11,000 cases since 1991. I became very comfortable that my legacy will be carried on my son Chris Yeung and his team of fellowship trained spine surgeons with similar interest and in house training in MIS spine at our ASC, Squaw Peak Surgical Facility. The DISC team put together by Chris Yeung provides a wide spectrum of spine surgery options based on what is best for their patients Using training in open MIS spine surgery and endoscopic spine surgery. It was time to finally officially retire.”

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Dr. Christopher Yeung honored as an Integrity Tiger

Dr. Christopher Yeung was honored as an Integrity Tiger at the 2019 Integrity Tiger Summit. Business and community leaders gathered at the summit to discuss how to lead with integrity and why it’s important to raise the role of integrity in their organizations.

BEING AN INTEGRITY TIGER ™ MEANS YOU MAKE INTEGRITY THE FIRST, LAST AND OVERRIDING CONSIDERATION IN ALL DECISIONS AND YOU STAND STRONG FOR INTEGRITY WHEN OTHERS DO NOT.

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