Dr. Christopher Yeung is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, and built DISC with the philosophy of providing patients the least invasive yet most effective method to treat their spine problems. He is an expert and educator in the most cutting edge minimally invasive techniques, with a special affinity for endoscopic spine surgery and cervical artificial disc replacement.
He has trained dozens of surgeons on endoscopic spine surgery and has been the principal investigator in numerous FDA studies, including the Orthofix 1 & 2-level M6-C artificial disc replacement, Cervicore cervical & Flexicore lumbar artificial disc replacement, and Coflex dynamic stabilization device.
Dr. Yeung graduated magna cum laude from the University of California San Diego and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He graduated in the top 5% of his medical school class at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He attended the University of California Irvine Medical Center for orthopedic residency. He then completed a spine surgery fellowship at the USC Center for Orthopedic Spine Surgery/Los Angeles Spine Surgery Institute.
He is recognized by his peers as one of the top Phoenix spine surgeons in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
In 2013, Dr. Yeung won Becker’s Spine Leadership Award, and in 2016, Becker’s Spine Review named him as one of Becker’s “Spine Surgeons to Know”. Dr. Yeung received the Arizona Medical Association’s 2018 Sportsman Award, presented to an AMA member who has distinguished him/herself in athletics.
When not working, Dr. Yeung enjoys travel, golf, SCUBA, sport fishing, camping, volleyball, snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, basketball, and time spent with his lovely family.
In addition, Dr. Yeung is the team spine surgeon for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Arizona Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs, the Kansas City Royals, the Colorado Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the LA Angels, the Cincinnati Reds, the Seattle Mariners, LPGA, and Arizona State University.
Team Spine Surgeon & Consultant
OUT-OF-STATE TEAMS DURING SPRING
LPGA AFFILIATE PHYSICIAN
Arizona Cardinal’s Orthopedic Spine Specialist
Top Doc Award by Phoenix Magazine for 2009 – 2010, 2012 – 2023
Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCTOR – 10 years Excellence Award
Arizona Diamondbacks Team Spine Surgeon
Top Orthopedic Surgeon Award by Phoenix Magazine, 2020
National Top Doctor Award by Castle Connolly 2012 – 2014, 2017-2023
2018 Arizona Medical Association’s Sportsman Award
2017 International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Top Doc Award in Phoenix
Spotlighted in The Leading Physicians of the World publication