Here are five insights:
1. Dr. Yeung earned the title through peer reviews, recognitions and career accomplishments.
2. He founded the Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix.
3. Dr. Yeung completed his general and orthopedic surgery residency at Phoenix-based Maricopa County Medical Center and then served as chief of orthopedics for the U.S. Navy in the Philippines for two years.
4. The first surgeon to use endoscopically guided lasers, Dr. Yeung developed the Yeung Endoscopic Spine System, which has FDA approval. The system is a minimally invasive spine surgery approach that uses an endoscope to treat herniated, protruded, extruded or degenerative discs.
5. He has written more than 100 pieces on his YESS technique, which his private fellowship program teaches.
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