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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Benefits of Ultra MIS Spine Surgery

Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a minimally invasive spine surgery that is highly sought after by many patients looking for surgery with a shorter recovery time, less pain, and a smaller incision than open spine surgery.

Advantages of endoscopic spine surgery included:

  • Small Incision
  • Tiny Scar
  • Minimal or No Blood Loss
  • Out-Patient Surgery
  • Fast Recovery
  • High Success Rates
  • Improved Quality of Life
  • Less Risk of Infection

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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. Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

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Susanne’s life has changed since undergoing Ultra MIS Spine Surgery. Pictured here just days after surgery, giving the ‘thumbs up’ and a big smile. Her husband has his wife back, her children have their mom back, and Susanne has her passion for life back. This could be you!

ULTRA MIS (Minimally Invasive) Spine Surgery

Our Ultra MIS Spine Surgery encompasses the latest techniques and technology utilized in our minimally invasive, endoscopic (use of a small camera), and laser assisted spine surgeries. As a team, we create a surgical blueprint prior to surgery that is individual to each patient. This means we actively incorporate the benefits of each ultra conservative modality to gain the best possible results for each of our patients. In spine surgery, we know LESS is more!


Laser Spine Surgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

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 “LASS”?

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

Does health insurance cover Laser Assisted Spine Surgery?

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

Are you a candidate? Don’t Wait. Find out!

Has your back or spine started to ache over time? Or did your pain begin suddenly without notice? Has an injury or accident left you suffering with aging and pain?

What conditions or symptoms are you suffering from?

  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Stenosis
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Cervical Radiucolopathy – Neck and Arm Pain
  • Myelomalacia
  • Sciatica – Back and Leg Pain
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac (Si) Joint Pain
  • Foot Drop or Loss of Strength and Function
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (Back and Leg Pain)

With a quick call and a new patient visit, you’ll have an accurate an honest diagnosis of your spine. Imagine, being confident about your condition, options and confident in Dr. T’s expertise and a clear road map for recovery.

As a leader in the community since 1997, our multi-disciplinary team has been helping our community and changing lives. It is our passion and vision to bring to Phoenix, Arizona the latest in technology and techniques for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

You will receive a personal one-on-one conversation with our concierge Doctor or concierge patient coordinator about the pain and symptoms you are currently experiencing and discover how we can be the perfect fit to help restore your lifestyle.

Meeting the concierge team is the next step in discovering the best Minimally Invasive and Laser Spine Surgery options. A detailed physical exam will be provided to identify exactly ‘where’ your pain is being generated from. You will have quality time to tell our Dr. T. the nature of your pain, when it started and reason for onset, what you have been doing to help treat it.

Your entire care is ‘backed’ by our Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon, Dr. T. and his team of highly trained Pain Specialists. We are ready to take amazing care of you from the type of surgery needed, to the expected recovery time. All your questions will be answered and addressed.

Our concierge financial and benefits team is committed to the ‘NO SURPRISES’ rule! We have 25 years of experience and know what questions to ask and how to collect accurate information. This is a service to each patient and our goal is to save you as much money as possible and provide the care you deserve for what your insurance is obligated to cover.

What You’ll Get with Modern Spine Medicine and Dr. T.

By contacting Modern Spine Medicine, you’ll receive:

  • Detailed Physical Exam for Spine Surgery and Treatments
  • Professional Assessment physical condition by our Dr. T.  and his team of Specialists
  • Recommendation for Diagnostic Testing to confirm pain generators and injuries
  • Customized treatment and surgical recommendations
  • ONE-ON-ONE educational time with Dr. T. to answer questions and together discuss your options. We encourage you to bring a family member.
  • Convenient On-site Out-Patient Surgery Center for all Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine surgeries under the supervision of Dr. T at Modern Spine Medicine. Easy scheduling and no wait times.
  • A personal account representative will be assigned to you for any insurance questions. Complete financial overview will be given to show you the savings we can offer and what your out-of-pocket costs will be. Be strongly believe in ‘NO SURPRISES’ and bills after your surgery.
  • Comfortable and caring staff to support you through your surgery and recovery in our new out-patient surgery center.

Most Commercial Insurances Accepted

Flexible, personalized, 0% interest payment plans

Same Day Appointments Available

During Dr. Thongtrangan’s fellowship at the world-renowned Stanford University Medical Center, he gained experience in complex spinal reconstruction, scoliosis, tumor and revision surgery for patients who have undergone previous spinal surgery without success. He then went on to complete an additional fellowship in Orthopedic Spine at the prestigious Texas Back Institute where he had an opportunity to focus on minimally invasive techniques and artificial disc replacement.

He’s also Fellowship-Trained in Adult Reconstruction at University of Minnesota where he mastered his surgical skills in hip and knee replacement and was Fellowship-Trained in Orthopedic Trauma at the Medical College of Virginia. As a resident at the esteemed Medical College of Virginia, he was given the ‘Best Resident Award’ based on his excellent patient care, surgical and teaching skills.

During his free time, Dr. T. loves watching and playing soccer, reading and cooking Thai food. He also loves traveling and learning about new cultures. He has a plan to perform mission work in Asia and South-East Asia.

But What Makes Modern Spine Medicine the Best?

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

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Why Dr. Thongtrangan and Modern Spine Medicine?


Dr. Isaada Thongtrangan, MD (also known as Dr. “T”) has achieved the highest level of training in neck and back surgery completing fellowships in both Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

  • Orthopedics Residency: Medical College of Virginia
  • Fellowship-Trained Neurosurgical Spine Surgery: Stanford University Medical Center
  • Fellowship-Trained Orthopedics Spine Surgery: Texas Back Institute
  • Fellowship-Trained in Adult Reconstruction: University of Minnesota
  • Fellowship-Trained in Orthopedics Trauma: Medical College of Virginia

Azmi N. Nasser, DO

Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board-Certified in Pain Medicine
Medical Director

Dr. Nasser’s Training and Education:

  • Dr. Nasser is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Dr. Nasser has extensive experience with muscle, joint, and spinal-injection treatments and nerve-ablation procedures.
  • He has advanced training and skills in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Discectomy and Rhizotomy
  • Procedures. He also specializes in Stem Cell Therapy and has developed the Regenerative Medicine
  • Program at Arizona Pain Treatment Centers And Modern Spine Medicine.
  • He completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. He was co-chief resident and trained in Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Pain Medicine.
  • Dr. Nasser received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California.

Azmi N. Nasser, DO’s Experience:

Dr. Nasser’s clinical focus is in pain treatment, especially neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, and performance of fluoroscopically and ultrasound guided minimally invasive procedures.

Publications by Azmi N. Nasser, DO:

"Defining the Characteristics and Unique Needs of Soldiers with Polytrauma”. AJPM&R 2008, Vol. 87, No. 3.

Dr. Nasser’s Skills and Interests:

  • He is fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Dr. Nasser loves spending quality time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys exercising, hiking, and yoga and is a second-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and Hap Ki Do.
  • He has been involved in the community by providing medical care at local events and competitions.


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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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!