Simple – because what DISC offers is not available anywhere else!
Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) is the recognized worldwide leader and pioneer of endoscopic spine surgery in Phoenix, AZ, for over 20 years. Endoscopic spine surgery is the least invasive surgical intervention that gets proven results and patients back to work and play sooner.
Patients, professional athletes, and our physician peers choose DISC surgeons for many reasons, however, four distinct reasons distinguish us from other practices:
The DISC Mission – Provide patients suffering in pain with consistent outcomes – long-term pain relief, and improved physical function so they can enjoy life again!
The DISC Philosophy – To utilize the least invasive yet most effective treatments available to restore, revitalize, and rejuvenate our patients’ active lifestyles.
DISC Personalized Pain Mapping – Pinpointing the pain generator through diagnostic and therapeutic pain injections to accurately diagnose the patient’s spine condition.
DISC Surgical Innovation – Our founder, Anthony Yeung, MD (retired) developed the first arthroscopic/endoscopic spine instrumentation called the Yeung Endoscopic Surgery System (YESS). He also developed a group of innovative surgical procedures called Endoscopic Spine Surgery, and an orthopedic subspecialty called Surgical Pain Management.
Medical tourism or traveling for surgery is increasing as patients are researching online all the medical/surgical options open to them through professional referrals and multiple medical opinions worldwide.
There are many reasons that patients consider medical tourism:
For example, we have had many Canadian citizens travel abroad to DISC for surgery they cannot get in Canada due to a lack of innovative procedures and delays. In fact, the average wait time for orthopedic surgery in Canada is 39.1 weeks. At DISC, we can work patients into our schedule within a few weeks.
We often coordinate patients from out of country to come in a week at a time to be seen, diagnosed and receive surgical care so as to best utilize their time away from home. Medical Travel Patients can call Toll Free.
Desert Institute for Spine Care is pleased to offer medical travel options for your spine care needs. We will coordinate your care from start to finish.
Here are a few reasons our patients choose to travel sometimes thousands of miles to see our surgeons:
Patients have come from all over the world to receive care at DISC: Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam.
LEADERS IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE CARE
1635 E. Myrtle • Suite 400 • Phoenix, AZ 85020
Ph: 602-944-2900 • Fax: 602-944-0064