Standing Tall

Ultra Minimally Invasive
Spine Surgery

Less than 1/2-inch Incision Could
Change Your Life!

Minimally Invasive Spine is Arizona’s Premier Spine Team focused on delivering the highest quality care.

At Minimally Invasive Spine, the MIS team understand the constraints that chronic neck and back pain can place on your personal and professional life. Often, our patients have endured continual pain for several years, finding little to no relief in conservative methods of pain management, such as chiropractic care and steroid injections. Our goal is to help our patients find relief from pain and regain their quality of life through minimally invasive spine surgery specific to each patient's spinal condition.

Meet Dr. Azmi Nasser, Dr. Arash Ghaffari and Dr. Vitaliy Zhivotenko

Arizona Pain Treatment Centers Board-Certified, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialists. Minimally Invasive Spine and Arizona Pain Treatment Centers are proud to offer a multi-specialty approach to surgical and non-surgical treatment options.


Of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


Our surgeons are fully qualified and you can trust in their experience.


There is no lengthy recovery with this process. It's an outpatient procedure.

1/2 INCH

That's how big the incision is. Minimal scaring and easy to cover.


Minimally invasive surgery is safer and effective. Ask our patients.


Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Minimally Invasive Spine 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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Read Susanne’s Story

Susanne’s life has change 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!

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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.




These are some of the most common conditions we treat for our patients.

Medical Options

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.


We have 3 convenient locations in the Phoenix and Mesa area where you can come in and speak with one of our staff about how we can help relief your pain.

Patient Care

We will uphold the utmost care for our patients. This is your life and you are safe in our hands. Our patients always come first and we give the best customer service and care.