"Laser" Spine Surgery for Great Results


Ultra Mininally Invasive or Laser Spine Surgery just might be your answer to pain that you have been searching for! Stop waiting. We are ready to help.

Let’s Talk About Your Pain and Laser Spine Surgery!

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

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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.

Our surgeon'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.

Why Laser Assisted Spine Surgery?

Because surgical technique, patient safety and satisfaction, and great outcomes are extremely important, our surgeon 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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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.

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.

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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.

Our surgeon 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

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 Medical 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

Meet Our Team

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

Orthopedic Surgeon

Timothy Adler Luke, M.D.

Timothy Adler Luke, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Luke completed his Laser Spine Fellowship Training in Tampa, Florida in 2009. He finished his Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in Bronx, New York in 2004. In 2003, he completed his Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Research Fellowship in Greenwich, Connecticut. He completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery in Bronx, New York in 2001. He has been honored as one of the Top Orthopedists multiple years and was honored to receive the Top Doctors in Phoenix in 2018. He graduated from University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1996.

Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Azmi N. Nasser, D.O.

Azmi N. Nasser, D.O.

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.

Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Arash Ghaffari, M. D.

Dr. Arash Ghaffari, M. D.

Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Ghaffari is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He completed his Spine Medicine Fellowship in 2019 from USC Spine Center at Keck Medicine of USC. He has over 12 years of experience in teaching, service and research with many medical presentations and publications.

Chiropractic Physician

Craig Peterson, D.C.

Craig Peterson, D.C.

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Peterson completed his doctorate in chiropractic at the University of Western States in Portland, OR. Dr. Peterson received his bachelors of science degree from Weber State University in Ogden, UT in 2004.

Physician Assistant

Carolyn Wagner von Hoff, PA-C

Carolyn Wagner von Hoff, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Carolyn Wagner von Hoff is a Physican Assistant. She has a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.

Physician Assistant

Vanessa Dispensa , PA-C

Vanessa Dispensa , PA-C

Physician Assistant

Dr. Dispensa completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Touro College, New York, NY. She is currently completing her Doctor of Health Sciences with a Fundamentals of Education concentration from A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ.

Physician Assistant

Avi Mallin, MSPAS, PA-C

Avi Mallin, MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Avi Mallin is a Physican Assistant. He completed his Masters of Science, Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona.

What makes Dr. Nasser and his team 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!

 

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

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.


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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.



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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.

FREE PHONE CONSULT WITH OUR DOCTORS
We Offer Telemedicine Video Chats.

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.

Reviews

Congrats to another raving fan of Dr. Timothy Luke and the team at Minimally Invasive Spine AZ! The patient had an out-patient, decompression surgery of his lumbar spine at L3/L4! He is standing tall and feeling great again. “When I came to here my pain level was through the roof. And after the surgery the pain was small the first two weeks, but now I am getting stronger and my mobility has totally improved. Today I am in NO pain! I have my life back thanks to Dr. Timothy Luke.”
We love seeing our patients get back to living a life they love after a minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Luke performed an L4-L5 decompression surgery to alleviate back and leg pain. Carlos wrote, "Before my laminectomy with Dr. Luke I had been in terrible pain for 4 years. I tried everything from physical therapy to shots with little results. The pain kept me from enjoying the outdoors and working out. After the procedure I was hiking within a week. I’m in considerably less pain and I can once again be active. Thank you so much."
"As a medical doctor i recognize an excellent physician when I find a good balance of knowledge, skill, caring, compassion and understanding. I would only allow a physician with those qualities to perform my required invasive procedures. Without question, Dr. Nasser possess this balance. From the time of the first interview, until completion of my last surgery, Dr. Nasser and all this staff have gone great lengths to assure my successful recovery with the utmost professionalism, skill, knowledge, understanding, caring and compassion. Thanks again for being there."
I am very grateful that I took a chance on AZPTc. Dr. Nasser is the BEST! I've been having back pain for at least a decade but the last two years have been extremely bad. My really bad days were a 10 out of 10. After meeting Dr. Nasser for the first time and having him look at my MRI he immediately came up with a plan of attack to help me get my life back. Four weeks after having a Radio Frequency Ablation I have ZERO PAIN. I mean ZERO. In fact, immediately after my procedure I was pain free. I’m back to working out and doing the activities that I enjoy doing and not having to worry about how my back is going to feel the next day. I would recommend AZPTC to anyone especially Dr. Nasser but everyone in the office is really nice and professional. Many Thanks to Dr. Nasser and the whole AZPTC team. For people out there who think there is no hope and your just going to have to live with your pain please give AZPTC a chance.

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.

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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