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Let’s Talk About 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, Board-Certified and Fellow 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. Our surgeon, is a well-respected, trusted, and experienced Orthopedic Spine Surgeon.

Our surgeon 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.

Free Pain Screening Quiz

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.

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Let’s Talk About Laser Spine Surgery

Our Spine Surgeons and Pain Specialists are happy to discuss the possibilities of Laser/Laser-based/Laser-Assisted Spine Procedures. The Laser Spine Surgery procedure involves the use of a laser to address damage in the spine and remove disc and bone without injuring surrounding soft tissue. A small tubular system or micro incisions, assisted with endoscope or microscope, are inserted to access and view the surgery site and perform the procedure where the surgeon will be utilizing the laser.

This minimally invasive surgical procedure may be the answer to a patient's condition and pain versus conventional spine surgery that involves screws, plates and rods. While most spine surgical procedures do not require the use of a laser or similar tools like the laser, it is an option that our surgeons may recommend to deaden the nerve endings in the facet joints and help to remove painful impingements. Our expertise in minimally invasive procedures and laser spine surgery experience will help guide you choosing the best option for 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!


Does insurance cover “Laser” spine surgery?

Unfortunately, health insurance does not cover ‘Laser” spine surgery. The “laser” is a tool used in spine surgery and is not the actual means of the surgery technique. Great News! We utilize a tool that is covered by insurance called an Endovapor®.

This tool allows us to offer minimum penetration and maximum control to the appropriate areas during a minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery. (Endoscopic uses a small camera to visualize and accurately treat the surgical areas of the spine.) The high frequency-/low temperature technology of the Endovapor®, enables precise working which is indispensable in order to preserve healthy tissue and protect vital structures.

With the Endovapor®, our surgeon can achieve various effects: coagulate, incise, resect or vaporize. Such versatile tissue effects cannot be achieved by conventional electro surgical units (ESUs), laser or hand instruments. Learn more about the Laser verses Endovapor® at your surgical consultation!

Spine Surgery Vs Minimally Invasive Surgery

You may have been recommended traditional open spine surgery as a treatment for back pain if you haven’t found significant relief through conservative care. We highly encourage you to research all of your options before having open neck or back surgery.

It is your spine and your health and wellness matter above all. We can help you assess your options and provide the latest technology and surgical options offer by our world class spine program. Unlike open neck or back surgery, our minimally invasive out-patient procedures offer less risk of complications, reduced risk of infection and shorter recovery time. You can also avoid the hospital stays associated with traditional open spine surgery.

In our experience, we find that in our out-patient surgery center, each patient saves thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs associated with surgery.


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 602-265-4816

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Am I a candidate for
Laser Spine or Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

1. You have had back pain for at least 3 months.
2. You have an MRI that shows findings of herniated disc, foraminal stenosis, central canal stenosis, or bone spurs.
3. You may have leg and thigh pain and experience numbness, tingling, and radiating pain from the back, thru the buttock and down the leg.
4. You have had Interventional Spine Injections and experience little or no relief.
5. You have tried conservative care like chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy and are still in extreme amounts of pain.
6. You have been told you need spine surgery by a physician.
7. You are an active person and the pain is holding you back from enjoying life or being able to work effectively.
8. You take pain medication and are looking for more answers and solutions to your pain.
9. Do you lean over the grocery cart for support while shopping?
10. Have you had open back surgery but are still experiencing pain?


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.


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Meet The Team

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amelia Campbell, AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Amelia Campbell is a Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in 2014.

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!