Undergoing spine surgery can be a life-changing experience. If you have received a recent diagnosis or are concerned with the current treatment option, step back, and take a deep breath; consider a virtual second opinion from the experts at Desert Institute for Spine Care. The well-informed patient is empowered and has peace of mind when making decisions about their spine.
Effective treatment of spinal conditions depends on getting the correct diagnosis and pain generator. Many contributing factors in the spine can complicate a diagnosis. A virtual second opinion can help you confirm or refine your diagnosis leading you to the least invasive yet most effective treatment options.
patients left second opinion with different or refined diagnosis1
referred for second opinion confirmed patients had wrong surgery recommended by the first surgeon2
of second opinions found surgery unnecessary3
At the heart of DISC is our philosophy for treating spine patients – To utilize the least invasive yet most effective treatments available to restore, revitalize, and rejuvenate our patients’ active lifestyles.
Our goal is to help patients ENJOY LIFE AGAIN!
Our ultra-minimally invasive techniques and our innovative endoscopic spine surgery experience has differentiated our spine surgeons from their peers nationwide for over two decades. Patients continue to highly recommend our surgeons because of the compassionate care they receive resulting in long-term relief and improved physical function so they can enjoy life again.
After you submit all of your documents, you will receive a phone call from our intake specialist. Your spine advocate will gather your medical information, answer your questions, explain our online process, and schedule your upcoming virtual meeting with one of our expert surgeons.
Our expert spine surgeon will personally review your pain evaluation, diagnostic imaging, condition-related medical records (within 1 year) and notes from your personal interview with our intake specialist. Our process and portals for submitting records and images are HIPAA compliant and secure.
We will coordinate a convenient time for our surgeon and you to discuss his findings, and treatment options that best accommodate your personal expectations and needs. He will take time to answer your questions and concerns and if a least invasive surgery may benefit you. He will also provide a detailed written report of his findings, opinion, and recommendations.
“I had immediate relief after surgery after being in chronic pain for 8 months. From the minute I walked in the door Dr. Wang made me feel like I was the only patient in the world he had.”