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.”
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.
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.”
Dr. Yeung provides the commencement address to the Chinese Linguistic School about the importance of learning foreign languages in eluding Chinese. He instills the importance of Chinese ethnicity to the students and the importance of being the Best of the Best.
Dr. Anthony Yeung travelled to Taiwan as a guest of the Taiwan Pain Society, an Academic Society of professors of Pain Management, Anesthesiologists, and who is expanding membership to include Endoscopic Spine surgeons.
There he attended the grand opening of a multidisciplinary spine health clinic by Clide (Chen Hua Chen), one of his neurosurgical endoscopic fellows, who opened three multidisciplinary clinics in Taiwan.
Dr. Yeung commended the new neurorestoration center for the belief and practice that Traditional and Western Medicine could work together, a more accepted viewpoint in Asian countries than in North America and Europe.
Watch the Video: Dr. Yeung Gives Encouragement for New Neurorestoration Center
Dr. Christopher Yeung was featured on KTAR news radio for Scottsdale Health Care’s “Medical Minute” hosted by Pamela Hughes. He talks about how professional athletes and regular patients all want the same thing – “to get better.”
Here is the latest Medical Minute for Dr.Justin Field talking about RISE, the instrumentation he and Dr. Christopher Yeung developed. This instrument is significant because it is inserted in a small opening and can expand the tip once inside the patient to provide greater disc height than previously possible before, more similar to the anatomical position of their spine prior to the injury or degeneration.