Laser Spine Surgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Our Spine Surgeon and Pain Specialists are happy to discuss the possibilities of the latest and most advanced neck pain relief options. Highly Trained Spine Surgeon and Pain Specialists Team that are happy to discuss the latest and most advanced pain relief options.

The Experienced and Honest Spine Surgeon. Dr. Issada Thongtrangan, “Dr. T.”, is a well-respected, trusted, and experienced Orthopedic Spine Surgeon.

Dr. T is happy to discuss the possibilities of Laser-Assisted Spine Surgery(LASS) as well as Minimally Invasive/Endoscopic Spine Surgeries techniques that are the latest advancements in the spine surgical world.

He and his team will give you a personalize and honest spine valuation and offer the least invasive and best possible options for you.

Dr. Issada Thongtrangan “Dr. T”, is a Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon. Dr. T is happy to discuss the possibilities of Laser-Assisted Spine Surgery(LASS) as well as Minimally Invasive/Endoscopic Spine Surgeries techniques that are the latest advancements in the spine surgical world.

What is Laser Assisted Spine Surgery?

Laser Assisted Spine Surgery(LASS) is a minimally invasive procedure that makes use of a laser to remove tissue with heat rather that with traditional instruments, without injuring surrounding soft tissue. As with other modern minimally invasive procedures, it can result in less scarring.

Dr. T’s expertise in minimally invasive procedures and laser spine surgery, coupled with his advanced training and experience, will help guide you in choosing the best option for you.

Because patient safety and the best possible outcomes are extremely important, Dr. T takes advanced measures and precautions for each spine surgery patient.

Why Laser Assisted Spine Surgery?

Because surgical technique, patient safety and satisfaction, and great outcomes are extremely important, Dr. T takes advanced measures and precautions for each spine surgery patient.

  1. Perform by a top Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon
  1. Identify target area and visualize with Spinal Endoscope/Microscope
  1. Monitoring of the spinal cord and nerves with Intra-Operative Neuro-monitoring
  1. Adjustable LASER Energy to customized surgery options.
  1. Tiny Incision/Scar for less post-operative pain and quicker recovery.

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Common questions about Laser Assisted Spine Surgery

Here are answers to some of the more common questions we have asked. If you have additional questions that relate to your condition, our team will see you in the office for a free initial consultation or MRI review.  We will be able to answer all of your questions with an added personal touch, applying them directly to your specific problem areas and source of pain.

Are there risks specific to laser spine surgery?

Yes, there are risks associated with laser spine surgery like any other surgeries/procedures. With the new laser technology, the energy of the laser can be adjusted so that it safe to use during spine surgery. In addition to using the real time Intra-operative X-rays, we routinely use either Microscope or Endoscope to identify the target. Intra-operative neuro-monitoring is also used during your surgery.

In my opinion, laser spine surgery can be successful because I use laser in conjunction with magnified high definition Microscope or Endoscope to directly visualize and then safely deliver the laser to the target tissues without damaging the surrounding nerves. These approaches may not be available at some other laser spine surgery practice and put the patients at risks. Unfortunately, some of the laser spine surgery groups do not own the microscope and/or spinal endoscope and put the patients at risks.

Can it last spine surgery effectively treat my condition?

Highly likely. Our approach is customized to each individual patients and their situations. We don’t believe in “One size fits all” approach. Laser spine surgery can be successful because we use laser in conjunction with magnified high definition Microscope or Endoscope to directly visualize, then safely deliver the laser to the target tissues without damaging the surrounding nerves.

These approaches may not be available at some other laser spine surgery practice and put the patients at risks. Unfortunately, some of the laser spine surgery groups do not own the microscope and/or spinal endoscope and put the patients at risks.

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Is Laser Spine Surgery Performed by Trained Spine Surgeons?

Sadly, not always. Some laser spine surgery groups allow doctors who are not Fellowship-Trained in spine surgery to perform laser spine surgery. The problem with that is, while those doctors understand how to perform the surgery itself, they don’t always understand the condition of your spine, or the spine in general – and if something goes wrong they may not be able to fix it.

Can Laser Spine Surgery be done in a Out-Patient Surgery Center?

Yes! This is becoming the growing trend in healthcare and popular among patients seeking Laser Spine Surgery. We perform our surgeries at Modern Ambulatory Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art surgery center that offer concierge patient care and a welcoming experience to all our patients.

What other surgeries are offered in our out-patient surgery center?

Anterior cervical fusions(ACDF)
Artificial cervical disc surgery (arthroplasty)
Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar microdiscectomy
Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar laminoforaminotomy
Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar laminectomy
Endoscopic assisted or MIS Lumbar fusions and decompressions
MIS Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Our spine specialists are skilled in these specific procedures and would be happy to discuss the benefits with you. Contact us or call our dedicated Patient Care Coordinator today!

Does health insurance cover Laser Assisted Spine Surgery?

Our team is happy to check your insurance benefits for you as a complimentary service to you. Most commercial insurance plans will cover Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Our team has advanced knowledge and years of experience with negotiating with your insurance company on your behalf. Find out your benefit options today!

Call us at 602-282-1313 or visit our contact page.

We LOVE our Laser!
Find out if your are a Candidate!

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VersaPulse

At Modern Spine Medicine our Laser Spine Surgery is conducted by our specialists using a versatile mid-power laser from VersaPulse. This machine is capable of handling a wide range of applications requiring precise cutting and controlled ablation.

"Dr. T and team utilize the laser to assist in most lumbar surgical procedures bringing precision and skill to the next level. Depending on each patients' condition and injury, all efforts to combine the laser for spine surgery while providing the best possible outcomes will be determined by our surgeon. We are confidence we have the best treatments and answers for our patients.

If you have any further questions about the VersaPulse and how we use this machine in our laser spine surgery procedures, please contact us at 602-282-1313

How Modern Spine Medicine Works

Since 1997, our multi-disciplinary team as been helping our community and changing lives.

Schedule a Phone Consultation with our Doctor

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During your complimentary phone consultation with our Doctor, you will receive a personal one-on-one conversation about the symptoms you are currently experiencing and discover how we can be the perfect fit for you.

Receive an appointment date and time

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This appointment is the next step in discovering the new treatments and procedures that we successfully offer every day. Our diverse team brings to you the latest techniques and an array of options for treatment.

Begin your new life of Health and Healing

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our care is ‘backed’ by our entire team and we are now ready to take amazing care of you! From our Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries (similar to Laser Spine Surgery), to Non-Surgical Procedures and Non-Steroidal Injections, to custom Muscle Work Treatment, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

What We Treat

  • Head Pain / headache
  • Spine / Neck Pain
  • Disc Bulge /Herniation
  • Knee Pain / Arthritis
  • Arthritis / Spondylosis
  • Spine / Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Arm / Shoulder Pain
  • Pinched Nerve Compressed
  • Neuropathy
  • Stenosis
  • Annular Disc Tear
  • Myelomalacia
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (Back and Leg Pain)

More About Us

Are you a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Neck Surgery or Procedures?

You have had neck, upper back, and/or shoulder pain for at least 3 months

You have an MRI that shows findings of herniated disc, foraminal stenosis, central canal stenosis, or bone spurs.

You may have had neck and/or arm pain and experience numbness, tingling, and radiating pain from the neck, thru the upper back and down the arm and sometimes to the fingers.

You have had Interventional Spine Injections and experience little or no relief.You have tried conservative care like chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy and are still in extreme amounts of pain

You have been told you need spine surgery by a physician.

You are an active person and the pain is holding you back from enjoying life or being able to work effectively.

You take pain medication and are looking for more answers and solutions to your pain.

You have had neck injections with temporary relief, some relief, or no relief.

Details on What You Should Expect During Your First Visit With Us

Detailed Physical Exam

Professional assessment physical condition by our Surgeons and Specialists

Customized Treatment and recommendations for pain relief and healing

On site medical specialty equipment makes treatments convenient and easy to schedule.

ONE-ON-ONE educational time with our Specialists to answer questions and together discuss your options

A personal account representative will be assigned to you for any insurance questions

Now that we have determined what is right for you, Arizona Pain Treatment Centers offers you our entire team to make the process and experience with us valuable and positive.

Recommendation for Diagnostic Testing to confirm pain generators and injuries

FREE PHONE CONSULT WITH DOCTOR

Don't let pain get you down. Contact us today to see how we can help.

Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

Meet Our Team

Our genuine compassion and care for our patients and experienced skill level makes us great.

Azmi N. Nasser, DO

Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Nasser is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, where he was co-chief resident.

Ron Avraham, MD

Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Avraham is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Temple University/Moss Rehab in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June 2015. He received his Medical Doctor degree from Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School in May of 2011.

Dr. Thongtrangan, MD

Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. T is a Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon. He completed his Neurosurgical Spine and Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery in 2004. He completed his fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Testimonials

See what our amazing patients have to say!

  • My experience was awesome! I’ve been to many doctors and other pain centers with no help or answers; and in my visit, I am extremely confident that all my issues will be handled and that my pain will become controlled. The staff was all awesome and very friendly and knowledgeable.
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  • Thank you, all of you, for all the improvements to my physical health. I have made a 95% turn around.
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  • My expectations were exceeded. I want you to know that each member of the team I came in contact with was so professional, so nice and caring too. From beginning to end, my complements
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  • I love this office! All the staff is wonderful and caring. I can honestly say this is the best experience I have had in a medical office. Thank You AZPTC!
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  • Very much appreciate the nurse and physician’s phone calls following the procedure. Since going out of town, it was great of you to squeeze me in for an unscheduled follow up.
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What makes Dr. Thongtrangan, Dr. Nasser, Dr. Graham, Dr. Avraham’s office the best in Arizona?

  1. Affordable treatments
  2. Most Insurances accepted
  3. Flexible, personalized, 0% interest payment plans
  4. Same day Appointments Available
  5. Complimentary phone consultations with our Doctor

Our Spine Specialists believe in building supportive, long-term relationships with their patients. We are committed to being your first class team for you and your family.

We want to celebrate your feeling great with you!

Modern Spine Medicine not only treat spine, back, and joint pain effectively.

Not only do we treat spine, back, and joint pain effectively, we work with your health insurance company to negotiate and properly treat bill so that we can save you money and out-of-pocket costs.

From Specialists who are:
  • Experienced in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Offer Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Personable and Kind
  • High-integrity
Stand tall and smile with a minimally invasive spine surgery and treatment that is:
  • Effective
  • Cutting Edge
  • Covered by Most Health Insurance
  • Customize to each Patient

Thank you for choosing us to help you begin your new life!

 

PHONE CONSULT WITH OUR DOCTORS

Don't let pain get you down. Contact us today to see how we can help.

Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

About Modern Spine Medicine

As a multi-disciplinary team, we understand that pain can change and destroy a person’s life. It is discouraging to watch our patients, friends and family suffer in pain. We know we can make a difference and help provide the best education and options available. We offer Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, namely Endoscopic Microdiscectomy and Endoscopic Rhizotomy procedures. Our non-surgical treatments offered are therapeutic and diagnostic injection medicine therapy. These include epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, nerve blocks and ablations, joint injections, and trigger point injections. We also offer many other procedures for pain relief. Stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine are great option for healing and have become very popular with patients over the past few years. We offer many options as well for stem cell therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and our Specialists can discuss all treatments.

We are passionate about giving life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg, hip and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines. We treat pain from Car Accident or Wreck Injuries, Sport Injuries, Workman’s Comp and daily wear and tear.

We are excited to be known by our patients and referring Primary Care Physicians as Top Doctors and Top Pain Specialists in Phoenix. We are also proud to have great relationships with other pain centers like Arizona Pain Specialists, The Pain Centers of Arizona, Arizona Pain Centers, Advanced Pain Management, Sonoran Spine, Barrow Neurosurgical Institute and many neurospine surgeons and orthospine surgeons.

Modern Spine Medicine at Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tuscon, and even Globe.

We are commitment to making a difference and being the difference in all of our patient’s lives and their family and friends lives. Thank you!

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