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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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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.

Amplify Surgical’s dualX hits 100-level use milestone

beckerslogoWritten by Laura Dyrda | October 08, 2019

Amplify Surgical launched its dualX earlier this year and it has now been implanted in 100 surgical levels.

Yong Kim, MD, performed the milestone case at NYU Langone Health in New York City. Ali Najafi, MD, a neurosurgeon in Fresno, Calif., and Nima Salari, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon in Phoenix, have also performed several cases using dualX.

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Dr. Salari explains the benefits of utilizing the 3D planning tools in Medacta’s MySpine MC platform

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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Desert Institute for Spine Care Announces First Patient Implant in Arizona and the entire Southwest of the Next-Generation M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc Designed to Treat Cervical Disc Degeneration

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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DISC Physicians have book chapter published

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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New Solution for Neck Pain

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.

Dr. Nima Salari is featured in Phoenix Medical Professionals Magazine


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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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