Spine Surgeon

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

He brings the best of both worlds to offer the latest in micro-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 am able to use the latest science-based and micro-invasive surgical techniques to perform the following :"
-Dr. Chung

Cervical spine surgery

Cervical spine (or neck) pain most commonly is the result of muscle or ligament injury or irritation. Other common causes of neck pain are arthritis or a disc herniation. Less commonly, it can be due to trauma...

Thoracic spine surgery

Thoracic spine (or mid-back) pain most commonly is the result of muscle or ligament injury or irritation. Less commonly, it can be due arthritis, disc herniations, trauma, infection, or tumor...

Lumbar spine surgery

Lumbar (or low back) pain is one of the most common reasons why people visit the doctor. It is most commonly the result of muscle or ligament injury or irritation. Other common causes of low back...

Micro-invasive spine surgery

Micro-invasive spine surgery is specifically performed using smaller incisions, specialized surgical tools and microsurgical techniques that minimize damage to surrounding muscles and tissues...

Deformity surgery

There are numerous types of spinal deformity. Spinal deformity can be hereditary (inherited), or the result of arthritis, trauma, tumors, or previous surgeries. They can even be idiopathic in nature (no identifiable cause)...

Robotic Spine Surgery

Robotic spine surgery is a form of minimally invasive spine surgery...