Micro-invasive Spine Surgeon

Dr. Chung is one of few dual-fellowship trained spine surgeons in Arizona who has trained with both world renowned neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons.

He brings the best of both worlds to offer the latest in ultra minimally-invasive, non-fusion, and outpatient spine surgical techniques.

His goal, first and foremost, is to get you back to living your best possible life with or without surgery.

As an orthopedic spine surgeon, he is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal issues of the spine and extremities. Extremity (arms, hands, leg, feet) pain and conditions can often be confused with spine problems (such as a pinched nerve in the neck or low-back) or vice versa. He will help you to arrive at a correct diagnosis and ensure that you are being treated for the right problem.

Your Well-Being is our Main Priority.

Dr. Chung has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in major spine and orthopedic journals and has written several book chapters on spine surgical care. A surgeon-scientist, he knows how and when to best apply the latest research to your spinal care. It's important to know that the "latest" does not necessarily mean effective.

From chiropractic school to spine surgeon, Dr. Chung's takes pride in his unique journey to becoming a spinal surgeon. As a result of his training, he takes on a holistic and conservative philosophy to spine care. Surgery is always a last resort and he treats all of his patients as he would family members.


Just keeping up with the names of all the spine conditions can be difficult. The good news is, oftentimes, these conditions sound scarier than they really are.

"Let’s sit down and talk through any questions and concerns you might have.  If we decide that surgery is the next best step in your treatment, whether you have neck or back-related ailments, I utilize only the the most cutting edge AND science-based techniques:"
-Dr. Chung

Cervical spine surgery

Conditions treated:
Degenerative Disc Disease
Neck pain

Disc Replacement Surgery

Cervical Disc Replacement
Lumbar Disc Replacement

Lumbar spine surgery

Conditions treated:
Low back pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Radiculopathy / Sciatica
Neurogenic Claudication

Micro-invasive surgery

18-mm Tubular decompression
10-mm Endoscopic spine surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine
Deformity Correction

Conditions treated:
Flatback syndrome

Navigated Spine Surgery

Computer navigated surgery
Robotic spine surgery