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Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities.

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8 Great Reasons

Why Out –of –State & Canadians patients are choosing Phoenix, Arizona as the perfect place for out-patient spine surgeries.

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World-class Out-Patient facility

Our brand new facility offers a classy, comfortable and exquisite setting for all of our patients who will be experiencing a minimally invasive spine procedure. We constructed our surgery center with the patient in mind as well as a welcoming layout for our doctors and surgeons.
02

No wait lists

Access to immediate care and service is what our patients are wanting and are achieving by choosing our practice. We find many patients are often discouraged by the long wait times and amounts of pain they suffer in the meantime. We can start the process within one week and fast track patients who need our attention immediately.
03

Surgeon expertise

The personal approach and attention of our surgeon and his expertise is bar none a feature that our patients love. Based on a firm foundation of ethics, conservative care and the best interest of each patient, we are committed to providing each patient with what they will need for the best possible outcome.
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Latest technology

Our surgeons utilize the latest technology and techniques for their minimally invasive and micro spine surgeries. All procedures are carefully performed under a microscope and each patient is watched throughout the procedure with intra-operative monitoring. Before the procedure, our surgeon will review the process and safety measures taken to help insure a successful surgical outcome.
05

Medical Savings

The minimally invasive spine procedures we offer allow our patients to return home the same day. This benefits our patients by reducing charges associated with the surgery and accompanying hospital stays. We are happy to provide a time-of-service cash rate and discuss payment plan options.
06

Excellent quality

We demonstrate our commitment to quality by operating our private surgery center to the highest of standards. Our patients and their families are met with the expertise of a well-trained nursing and medical staff, that are well acquainted with every aspect of the surgery center. Together, we offer the highest possible level of patient care and take pride in our efforts and patient success achievements.
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Convenient and personalize service

When it comes to personal attention and convenient service, we pride ourselves in creating this for each and every patient. Due to the intimate size of our practice, we want our patients to feel confident in knowing that their health is our primary concern and we are available 24/7.
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Travel opportunities

In understanding that the primary motivation for patients is affordable and effective surgery, the opportunity to visit beautiful Arizona to escape the cold or to enjoy the sun is an additional draw for some. The relaxing desert and resort settings make the rest and relaxation after surgery possible.

Your Pain Specialists

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

Catherine Lambert, PA-C

Catherine Lambert, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Catherine Lambert is a Physican Assistant. She has a Master’s Candidacy in Theology, a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Sciences in Medical Science, a Bachelor’s in Health Education and Corporate Wellness and she is also has a Certofaction of Cardiovascular Technology.

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.

Bulging Disc

A bulging disc is quite common, and usually remains undetected until the disc bulge comes in contact with adjacent nerves leading to pain and other symptoms.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is not truly a disease, but more of a chain of events that naturally occur as we age. There is no avoiding degenerative disc disease, but you may slow its progress.

Disc Tear

As the outer shell of your disc begins to toughen or dry up, a painful crack or tear could happen. Learn what a disc tear is, and how you can recover from it.

Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet Joint Syndrome refers to the degeneration of the arthritic changes that occur in your facet joints. Age and daily wear and tear are the most common culprits.

Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal Stenosis describes the narrowing of the foramen. As the foramen narrows, exiting nerves can become compressed causing pain and other symptoms.

How Modern Spine Medicine Works

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

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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.


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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.

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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