Orthopaedic Surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ)

Duane DH. Pitt MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC
    8573 E. Princess Dr., Suite #221
    Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255 - United States
    Phone: (480) 656-4048

About Our Practice

My approach to treating patients
As a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, I specialize in all orthopaedic spine disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine in both adolescent and adults.

My focus is in both non-operative & operative treatments of spinal disorders. These include degenerative, deformity, infections, stenosis, and tumor. I am also trained in minimally invasive spinal surgery for both decompression and fusions, and utilize traditional and state of the art surgical techniques such as artificial disc replacement.

Conservative spine care includes trunk stabilization physical therapy, various types of medications, activity modification, and therapeutic injections. Most patients will respond to one of many non-operative programs, and will usually return to their pre-back pain state. Conservative management is the initial focus of my practice and patient care.

Currently I am the President of the Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC in Scottsdale Arizona, and the Spine Service Medical Director for Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, Shea, and Thompson Peak campuses. I have been in practice in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Arrowhead Lakes areas since 2001 and continue to stay active in ongoing research on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. I have been an active spine lecturer for various organizations.

We request that all new patients pre-register prior to their first visit by completing the Spine Questionnaire and other forms. The questionnaire and forms can be printed or downloaded from my web site. Please click office forms & policies tab located to the left.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Tumor / Infection
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • Scottsdale Healthcare
  • Arrowhead Hospital
Languages spoken at this practice
  • English
  • Spanish
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