Spine & Pain Center

Desert Orthopedic Center patients enjoy one-stop access to the resources necessary to treat back problems. DOC's Comprehensive Spine Center located in the Rancho Mirage facility on the Eisenhower Medical Center Campus offers a complete array of diagnostic and treatment services to help patients achieve and maintain healthy backs.

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Surgical Services

A. David Tahernia, M.D.Director of the Comprehensive Spine Center

Comprehensive Pain Management

Hazmer H. Cassim, D.O.Chair, Pain Management Eisenhower Medical Center
Director, Pain Management Desert Orthopedic Center

Phillip Jeffrey Smith, D.O.Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Kevin Wong, DOAnesthesiology & Pain Management

Janet Conley, NPCertified Nurse Practitioner

Physical Rehabilitation

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Spine Education

Ankylosing Spondylitis Disc Herniation Back and Neck Exercises
Radiculopathy Spine Anatomy Spondylolysis
Ultrasound Guided Injection Facet Joint Injection Electromyography & Nerve Conduction Studies
Spinal Stenosis


Discogram Epidural Injection Facet Joint Injection
Radiculopathy Medial Branch Block Injections Sympathetic Nerve Block
Spondylosis Neuromodulation X-ray Guided Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Artificial Cervical Disk Replacement Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Posterior Lumbar Fusion Minimally Invasive TLIF Minimally Invasive Instrumentation
Total Disc Replacement Vertebroplasty X-STOP implantation
Computer Assisted Spine Surgery Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion
X-ray Guided Hip Injections