Phoenix Spine & Joint Reviews



Dr. Lieberman completed his neurosurgery residency at UCSF, the nation’s leading neurosurgery program. Prior to his residency, Dr. Lieberman completed a three-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD after graduating from the University of Arizona Medical School. Dr. Lieberman has completed over 4500 surgeries serving more than 12,000 patients over the past 12 years.


Dr. Martin is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine procedures. A graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, Dr. Martin completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. He has been on staff at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Surgical Specialty Hospital of Phoenix, and most recently Laser Spine Institute. A native of the East Valley, Dr. Martin is extremely excited to be serving patients back in the community where he grew up.


Dr. Chow was Arizona’s first robotic knee surgeon, performing Arizona’s first Makoplasty partial knee resurfacing in 2010. He has helped launch multiple technologies in total knee replacement from several companies, including computer prenavigation, or “patient-matched”, technologies, as well as state-of-the-art knee replacement designs. He continues to lecture and teach internationally on the topics of minimally invasive, tourniquet-less, and rapid-recovery knee replacement.

Dr. Chow is a board certified hip and knee specialist with dual-fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction “total joints” and Arthroscopic “sports” Surgery.

Dr. Chow has been named the “Physician of the Year” for 2014 by the AZ Business Magazine and appointed one of the influential “40 under 40” by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2013.


Dr. Bennion received a bachelor degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University where he was awarded the De La Vega Academic Scholarship for academic achievement. He was selected for early election to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with honors. Dr. Bennion completed his orthopaedic residency at Summa HealthSystem in Akron, Ohio.

Following his orthopedic education, Dr. Bennion was awarded a fellowship at the distinguished Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas where he obtained specialized training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He was privileged to train there under renowned shoulder surgeons Drs. Wayne Z. Burkhead and Sumant G. Krishnan.


Dr. Tim Bert is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine with a subspecialty focus on hip arthroscopy for the treatment of hip labrum tears.

As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Bert treats patients with shoulder and knee problems.

In the knee, Dr. Bert commonly evaluates patients with knee pain, including sudden knee pain, as well as lower knee pain. Often these patients are found to have a torn knee meniscus. Dr. Bert offers torn meniscus surgery and torn meniscus treatment, as well as treatment of tears of the anterior longitudinal ligament (ACL). These injuries often occur during sports and other activities.

In the shoulder, Dr. Bert sees patients with shoulder pain, shoulder blade pain, and a dislocated shoulder. Often these patients are found to have bursitis, injuries, fractures, rotator cuff injury (rotator cuff tear), shoulder sprain as well as arthritis of the shoulder.

Dr. Bert also sub-specializes in hip arthrosocpy. This procedure is not new, but few surgeons perform it. The surgery is usually done for hip labrum tears.


Dr. Eifler is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Dr. Eifler is a doctor on staff at Phoenix Spine and Joint who performs surgery in Goodyear and Scottsdale. Dr. Eifler is a native of Oklahoma. He did his Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas where he also did a fellowship in Sports Medicine.

As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Eifler treats patients with shoulder and knee problems.

In the knee, Dr. Eifler commonly evaluates patients with knee pain, including sudden knee pain, as well as lower knee pain. Dr. Eifler offers torn meniscus surgery and treatment, as well as treating tears of the anterior longitudinal ligament (ACL). In the shoulder, Dr. Eifler sees patients with shoulder pain, shoulder blade pain, and a dislocated shoulder. Often these patients are found to have bursitis, injuries, fractures, rotator cuff injury (rotator cuff tear), shoulder sprain as well as arthritis of the shoulder.


Dr. Ledesma was raised in Southeast Georgia near Savannah and is the son of the late Dr. Ernesto Ledesma, a respected pediatrician. He received his undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern University and worked as physical therapy technician for 3 years. While working as a physical therapy technician, he received special training as a certified aquatic therapist. After graduating cum laude from Georgia Southern University, he went on to earn his doctorate in podiatric medicine (DPM) as well as a masters in biomedical sciences at Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami Shores, Florida.

He was then accepted to complete a 3 year surgical residency at Harvard affiliated Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here he obtained advanced surgical training in the areas of adult and pediatric flatfoot reconstruction, diabetic charcot and limb salvage and external fixation.


Dr. Baig was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was brought up in a family held together by Old World values: hard work, integrity and compassion have guided his journey as a healer and spine surgeon. His bedside manner is characterized by a humble candor & humor, but in the operating room, he is well known by the surgical team for his laser focus & exacting nature. Many of his patients come to him crippled by chronic pain, forced into dependency on narcotic pain medications. His most fulfilling moments are derived from using his surgical skills to break the shackles of chronic pain & free his patients from chemical dependency. Dr. Baig has subspecialty training & rigorous experience in complex spine injury & disease. His intense dedication to his patients coupled with his expertise allow him to take on surgical challenges that many other spine surgeons decline & to achieve outcomes that transform the lives of his patients.


Dr. Shane Martin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona who specializes in minimally invasive joint replacement of the knee, hip, and shoulder. Dr. Martin is a nationally recognized expert in robotic assisted joint replacement, and one of the most experienced: he has performed over 3,000 successful robotic MAKOplasty hip and knee minimally invasive joint replacement surgeries.
Dr. Martin routinely treats patients with hip pain due to advanced osteoarthritis that is so severe that total hip replacement is indicated. There are several types of hip replacement. The total hip replacement surgery Dr. Martin performs follows the protocol for anterior hip replacement. This minimally invasive approach to hip replacement cuts no muscles, reduces the risk of dislocation after surgery, speeds recovery, and results in no permanent precautions or restrictions. Patients can walk immediately after the procedure, which is done on an outpatient basis.


Dr. George K Myo is an orthopedic surgeon and top hand and upper extremity specialist. He specializes in the surgical treatment of disorders of the hand, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, and shoulder pain. Dr. Myo has office locations in Goodyear, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert Arizona.

The most common condition Dr. Myo treats is carpal tunnel syndrome. The warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome are a burning pain in the hand that wakes you up from sleep. Once awake affected people lower the hand and shake it to make the tingling stop. Underlying health conditions can cause carpal tunnel syndrome to appear. For example carpal tunnel syndrome often occurs in pregnancy, only to go away by itself after the baby is born. In other patients bending the wrist at night while sleeping causes compression; the first thing to try for carpal tunnel syndrome is therefore a wrist brace (cock up splint) at night.


As a native of Canada, Dr. Vishal Ganesh understands first hand how the Phoenix Spine & Joint experience is of such benefit to his fellow country men and women. A specialist in anterior hip replacement, Dr. Ganesh is a graduate of the University of Alberta and completed his orthopedic residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan where he was voted Chief Resident by his peers. He then spent a fellowship year in Minnesota studying limb lengthening and lower extremity reconstruction with world renowned surgeon, Dr Mark Dahl. Dr. Ganesh is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Ganesh has years of experience with the anterior approach for total hip replacement, as well as hip arthroscopy. Call today to speak with Dr. Ganesh, and his team of patient care coordinators.


After completing residency training in neurological surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a neurosurgical trauma fellowship at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, Dr. Moffatt entered private practice in Southern California. He became board-certified in neurological surgery in 1993.

Dr. Moffatt’s practice combined both brain and spine surgery through most of his career. He spent eight years improving his approach to minimally invasive spine surgery at a major outpatient surgery center before practicing with Laser Spine Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona for a number of years.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and years of surgical experience to Phoenix Spine & Joint and feels this is a perfect fit for this unique approach to spine surgery. His philosophy is to make each patient an expert in their own spinal circumstances and to realistically set their expectations as to what both surgical and nonsurgical interventions can produce.


Dr. Padley is an orthopedic consultant and provider to the Cincinnati Reds for major league baseball spring training and throughout the year for their minor league and rookie league teams. He is also a consultant to Japanese professional baseball for the Saitama Seibu Lions. He is a consultant to Ballet Arizona for hip disorders and injuries. He was a team physician for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury for four years including the 2014 championship season. Dr. Padley specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on treating knee, shoulder, hip and elbow injuries. He performs shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy with ligament reconstruction, meniscal treatment and advanced cartilage restoration including biologic treatments and allograft transplantation. He treats all aspects of shoulder disorders including dislocation, instability, separations, rotator cuff tears, fractures and shoulder replacements. His shoulder replacement surgeries include resurfacing arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.


Sar Ahmed, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ahmed has dual fellowship training from Cleveland Clinic in primary and revision hip and knee replacement/reconstruction as well as shoulder arthroscopy and replacements. In addition, he has extensive training and experience in level-one trauma as well.

Dr. Ahmed received his Bachelors of Science degree from University of Buffalo, where he graduated summa cum laude through the advanced honors program. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Chapter as well as the Golden Key National Honor Society. Dr. Ahmed completed his medical degree, General surgery internship and Orthopedic residency through SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse.


Brandon Gough, M.D., is a respected, board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery in Phoenix, Arizona.Dr. Gough employs cutting edge robotic, micro-invasive, and muscle sparing surgical techniques that are designed to help his patients return to their active lifestyle as soon as possible after surgery.

Dr. Gough’s focus on soft-tissue preservation allows for an expedited and more comfortable post-surgical recovery period, reduces the amount of time patients are required to stay at the hospital, and, in some cases, enables patients to complete their total joint replacement procedure on an outpatient basis.


Matthew earned his MD from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and spent two years in Columbus, OH where he was chosen as one of a few students to complete their third and fourth clinical years at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. While at Ohio State, Dr. Seidel was twice awarded the Roessler research fellowship for research exploring new anesthetics for cardiac surgery.

Following Medical School, Dr. Seidel completed his orthopaedic surgery training locally at the Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency program based out of Maricopa County Hospital, the Phoenix VA Hospital, and Children’s Rehabilitation Services Clinic. In addition to the extensive experience in Orthopaedic trauma, Dr. Seidel developed special interests in musculoskeletal oncology, as well as joint replacement surgery.


Amy Cannatta, D.C. completed her chiropractic training and internship at the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic. She brings experience working with professional athletes as one of the team chiropractors for the WBNA Connecticut Sun basketball team. Dr. Cannatta loves helping patients of all ages maintain an active, pain-free lifestyle.