Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC
"Here to save your lifestyle.™"


If you are suffering from acute or chronic neck, back, arm, or leg pain, scoliosis or other spine deformity, or a herniated disc, and you are in the Phoenix area, allow Desert Institute for Spine help you feel good again.  Our goal is to reduce your pain and return you to your normal activities as soon as possible.

Most of our patients respond to one of our many non-operative programs to alleviate back pain and can avoid spine surgery.

We specialize in conservative spine treatment for neck and low back pain, including trunk stabilization physical therapy, various types of medications, activity modification, and therapeutic injections.


There are a number of surgery options available to the patient who has not responded to the available conservative treatment programs, and often benefit positively from skillfully applied spine surgery intervention. 


We provide personalized service for your spine issue, and you will always see Dr. Pitt.


Allow Desert Institute for Spine care for you, and help you regain your lifestyle.

Arizona’s Best Spine Surgeon

As a proven leader in the surgical treatment of various spine conditions, he has performed over 4000 surgical procedures ranging from complex deformity surgery such as scoliosis, degenerative issues, trauma, and simple decompression issues related to spinal stenosis and herniated discs.  Dr. Duane Pitt is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon that has continued to provided excellent care for the patients of Arizona for over 12 years.


We specializes in all orthopedic spine disorders of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine in both adolescent and adults with a focus on both non-operative and operative treatments for back pain and scoliosis.  His one-on-one care for the patient without the extensive use of physician assistants will leave you comfortable with his patient care.  When you make an appointment to see the doctor, YOU WILL SEE THE DOCTOR!

Dr. Pitt  is trained in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery for all types of spine disorders and utilizes traditional and state of the art surgical techniques such as artificial disc replacement, microdiscectomy, minimally invasive spinal fusions, thoroscopic scoliosis fusions, as well as many others.


He is a spine surgery consultant for a number of professional athletic teams locally and nationally including the Arizona State University Athletic Department, San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's as well as many others, and provides the same level of care to all of his patients suffering from back pain or other conditions of the spine.


Dr. Pitt is able to provide the newest technology available.  If you need cervical disc surgery at two levels, there is good news for you.  The FDA  has approved for the first time in 2013 a two level cervical total disc replacement using the LDR Mobi-C®  cervical disc. Dr. Pitt is able to provide this advanced surgical technique to help improve your quality of life.


Dr. Pitt is grateful to his creator for his many accomplishments.  He is listed in Phoenix Magazine (Top Doctor) as Arizona’s Top Spine Surgeon, and Nationally recognized as a top doctor in the United States by Castle Connolly.

Types of Minimally Invasive Fusions or Replacements

  • Thorascopic Fusions for Scoliosis
  • Translumbar Interbody Fusions
  • Anterior Lumbar Fusions
  • Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement

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Above is the new FDA approved Mobi-C®  cervical disc.

Spine Conditions We Treat of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine

  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative/Arthritic Spine issues
  • Sports Related Spine Injuries
  • Disc Herniation or Disc Bulge
  • Tumor or Spine Cancer
  • Spine Infections
  • Neck and Low Back Pain
  • Radiculitis (Arm or Leg Pain)
  • Sciatica

Types of Minimally Invasive Discectomy

  • Microlumbar Discectomy
  • Laser Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Discectomy

Services DISD Provides
  • You will always see the Doctor!
  • After Hour Consultations
  • International Medical Support
  • Medical Tourism Programs
  • Discounts for Military Personnel
  • Independent Medical Evaluations
  • All Insurance or No Insurance Welcome
  • Financing Available

Top Doctor:

Received the most votes from other physicians!

Castle Connolly – Regional Top Doctors
Featured in US Airways Magazine

Desert Institute for Spine Disorders

8573 E. Princess Dr.  Suite #221

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Office (480) 656-4048

Fax (480) 247-6146