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One patient at a time
Choosing a healthcare provider can be a difficult decision. We’re here to make it easy! Our providers are qualified, compassionate and patient-focused. Their goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible – the same care that they would expect for their families. Call us today and let us exceed your expectations!
This list is not comprehensive and should be used as a general guide. Not all providers are contracted with all insurances – we suggest confirming with your insurance company prior to scheduling.
We always appreciate reviews or feedback of any kind. Not only does it help us appropriately reward our staff, but constructive reviews give us things to improve upon.
I recently underwent spinal surgery performed by Dr. John Faryna. After 3 weeks, I feel totally great. I’m back at the gym, riding horses, hiking, etc. I appreciated all that Dr. Faryna did for me, and his attentive follow up as well. (Also, I read a sampling of the other reviews regarding the Spine Institute. Some of the reviews I read were negative, which did cause some concern.) However, that was not my experience at all. The office staff were as helpful and pleasant as they could be. I will recommend Dr. Faryna and the Spine Institute without hesitation.
Dr. Gause is a doctor you can trust. Top credentials, top surgeon. He’s a surgeon that thoroughly goes through the process and having surgery is his last resort. Highly recommended!!!!!
Dr. Gause has done 4 surgeries on my neck and back and we’ve had some pretty scary situations arise at times but I always felt safe with him taking care of me. I knew everything would turn out OK. Dr. Gause is the sweetest, kindest doctor I have ever had and I feel he is the best doctor in the country in his area of medicine. I love the fact that he has a sense of humor and I can usually get him to laugh about something. I love him dearly and would not hesitate at all to refer anyone to him. I also love Liz, his medical assistant. She is very professional and since I am a nurse, I can tell she knows what she is talking about. She always gets back to me in a timely manner and always shows so much compassion. Sarah, the x-ray tech, is also so sweet and I KNOW that girl knows what she is doing. Also, we share a special love for dogs. The receptionist who always checks me in is the first impression of the office and she is an angel. She always remembers my name and makes me feel welcome. I probably wrote more than I should but Dr. Gause and his team are wonderful.
Dr. John Faryna is an amazing doctor. I had back surgery 4 years ago in CA. I reinjured the same disc and had to have a second surgery. Dr. Faryna explained the procedures he was going to perform and went over the stats for second surgeries. I understood everything before the surgery because he was so thorough. The surgery Dr. Faryna did was far more extensive than my first one. Prior to the surgery I was in horrible pain. I woke up in recovery and didn’t need any pain medication. It has been over a month since my surgery and I haven’t had anything stronger than Tylenol! After my first surgery I was in the hospital for a couple of days and on morphine for 2 days. This time thanks to Dr. Faryna I went home the same day as my surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Faryna!
Dr. Wang is a caring and professional doctor. He explained the procedure that I would need to have done thoroughly. He insisted that I take time to think about the surgery to be done. He did not want me to make a rash decision. My family and I greatly appreciated this attitude. Once we made the decision to go ahead with the surgery, Dr. Wang was extremely comforting towards me. He reassured me that the surgery would go well. The surgery went very well. I highly recommend Dr. Wang as a surgeon.
After having my first appt with Dr. Dave today, I had to write this review. I’ve never been treated with care and concern before about my neck issues, and not only did she take the time to listen to me (about 20 minutes!), she actually gave me a plan of action and explained everything in detail. I’m so incredibly happy to have found a doctor that finally listens!
I’ve been a patient for 4 years now, and definitely recommend Dr. Rowley for pain management. He’s cautious because he is an analytical person, and wants to weigh all options to best help you. As there’s an increased risk for addiction to drugs like Percocet, Dr. Rowley prefers to use solutions that don’t rely on medications unless absolutely necessary. This also saves the patient money, time, and a trip to the pharmacy. He is kind. He is caring, and is attentive to his patients.
Top-notch docs! I have seen a few of the doctors here for different procedures as they were working me up. I have nothing but positive things to say about every interaction I had with the doctors and the staff. They are the best in town (I know, I was looking for my third opinion when I found this office). They take the time to listen, explain, and make sure you are comfortable. I have told all my neighbors, friends, and family about this place. I recommend without reservation. I can now spend my days on the golf course (why I moved to AZ). Thanks Spine Institute, keep up the good work.
Dr. Dohring and his team truly care about a patients welfare. The professionalism and credentials are unsurpassed. Dr. Dohring is at the top of his field. His Physician Assistant, Bill Balogh, has unrivaled experience! The entire team is a blessing. They gave me my life back. I haven’t felt this good in years. Couldn’t be happier. I would have recommended the Spine Institute of Arizona without reservation.
Dr. Faryna and his entire staff have been amazing to work with. My surgery was a complete success. I would highly recommend the entire team of physicians and surgeons!
I came to Dr. Wang for a second opinion. His thorough, gentle demeanor made me feel confident that the surgery I needed was necessary and confident in the success of that surgery. He explained things in a very simple manner and went over the MRI in detail so that I fully understood what was going to be happening during surgery.
I have had two different surgical procedures from Dr. Gause and they both turned out with excellent results. The service before and after both of these operations came with care and understanding thanks to his staff both in his office and at the hospital.
Dr. Auten was amazing. He took his time to diagnose my problem and corrected my low back pain in 3 visits. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I had surgery on L3 & L4 for stenosis about 3 years ago by Dr. Dohring. The recovery was virtually pain free, and I got immediate relief and continue today to benefit from that surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Dohring for back surgery.
Dr. Wang has performed surgery on 3 of my family members, myself included, with excellent results. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to work on my spine.
The last two visits were exceptionally quick at scheduling appointments for getting in to see Dr. Gause. The care plan he created for me was easy to understand and read. Dr. Gause saved my cousin’s life when other care providers did not.
Common Spine, Lower Extremity, and Upper Extremity Conditions
We understand that choosing spine surgery is a difficult decision. We want to make sure that our patients are completely informed and prepared for their procedures. Our providers are great at explaining the process during your appointment, but after your consultation, you may want to learn more or share important information with your family. That’s why we’ve chosen to implement a new program called ORCA – this program allows the physicians to send a care plan directly to your email so that you can review important information after your visit and become better informed and prepared for the steps you are taking towards your care. Visit one of the links to the right to view procedure videos, and see how other patients rank our physicians and our practice. Soon, all of our physicians will have implemented this program and your care will be more interactive than it ever has before!