Michael Chang, MD


I love Sonoran Spine!!!

June 28, 2021

Dr. Chang is incredibly knowledgeable in his field of expertise. My orthopedic surgeon referred me to Dr. Chang due to the complexity of my condition. Dr. Chang came in the room and explained everything to my husband and I with confidence, compassion and in a way we can understand. I cannot give him enough stars. His office staff deserve five stars as well. From the front desk to radiology to the nurse. I love Sonoran Spine!!! Dana

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June 22, 2021

"Spends appropriate amount of time with patient, explains things easily, wasn't bothered by my short list of questions, very knowledgeable in the not so common form of kyphosis and scoliosis we are dealing with." Dr. Chang Testimonial

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Wonderful and caring doctor

May 20, 2021

Wonderful and caring doctor. Explained to me what my upcoming surgery entailed. Very satisfied with his professional mannerism.


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I am so very grateful for you.

April 02, 2020

Dear Dr. Chang,

It has been 6 months now since my surgery. I continue to work at my physical therapy 3x week. Hardly a day goes by that I do not think of you and my surgery. I am so very grateful for you. Thank you for your dedication and work. Doing better and getting fitter. I can even bend over…old lady but stronger and free of severe pain.


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I am only 4 weeks out from surgery, and I am virtually pain free.

May 14, 2019

I’m not generally one to write a review for anything, but I wanted to say how amazing the staff of Sonoran Spine has been. I had surgery by Dr. Chang in the middle of April 2019 for a complex revision of scoliosis surgery I had had as a teenager in New Jersey. He and his staff (Mara, Pierre, and Ryan) made this such an easy experience. While recovery from surgery is painful as expected, I’ve never felt this good in my life. I am only 4 weeks out from surgery, and I am virtually pain free. This surgery has already scientifically improved my quality of life. Prior to surgery, I could barely function due to back pain. Now, I feel like a new person. Thank you so much to Dr. Chang, and to everyone at Sonoran Spine.


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Thank you Dr. Chang and Mara for changing my life for the better!

September 18, 2018

I want to thank Dr. Michael Chang and his P.A Mara Immediato. Dr. Chang did a Lumbar spine fusion and laminectomy revision on me August 7th. I was suffering debilitating chronic pain for 8 years. I had been in pain management for over 5 years. I had been to 5 surgeons and they all said not to do the fusion surgery as it wouldn't help me. The pain management I was with did every procedure they could do to try relieve my pain, all failed.

I'm so grateful to Dr. Chang for believing that the fusion would help me, he even told me he was 80% sure he could get me to 50% pain relief, and he was right! I feel so much better! I'm 6 weeks post op and I feel better than I have in 8 years. Thank you Dr. Chang and Mara for changing my life for the better! I highly recommend Sonoran Spine!

- J.V.

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Dr. Chang, a true professional at his craft

July 18, 2017

I wanted to send this in pertaining to some of your staff that were involved in my scheduling, assistance, and Dr. Chang that performed the surgery on my lower back.

Now that I'm back to normal, and have returned to work, I first wanted to thank Lori Lobell, for her support, always returning my calls, usually before the end of that day, and for rescheduling me for surgery after I suffered a blood clot which kind of postponed my first surgery for 3 months. She was awesome to deal with, as busy as she always sounded, she deserves a big shout, Thank you Lori !!

Next the Doctors assistant, Pierre, great guy to have to deal with, dealing with him, I felt he was generally concerned for my well-being, Thank you Pierre.

Not to leave the main man last, but Dr. Chang, a true professional at his craft, from my first consultation, to finally the BIG day for me, and then he stopped by the morning after prior to my discharge to check on me, I thought was just incredible, and very thoughtful of him to do that.

Thank you Dr. Chang !!

I look forward to my year end appointment with the Doctor.


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I appreciate you with my whole heart!

November 09, 2016

Dear Dr. Chang,

I wanted to write you a note and thank you for your excellence! Your practice runs like a well-oiled machine. Thank you for helping me! I appreciate you with my whole heart!

So very sincerely,

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I felt no pain after 2 1/2 weeks!

September 16, 2016

Dr. Michael Chang,

You are a brilliant orthopedic surgeon!!! I thank you so much for the terrific surgery you performed on me!! I felt no pain after 2 1/2 weeks after the surgery and that was only incision pain!!!

May God bless you always and keep you in His care so you can continue to make others feel like I do!


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I am so grateful and fortunate to have found you

August 31, 2016

Dr. Chang,

How can I tell you how thankful I am. First, this surgery seemed so unfathomable to me. Second, that I would come out of it with all of my body parts working and my back so much straighter! Yet to you there was no doubt and such confidence. You have an amazing talent and I am so grateful and fortunate to have found you and have you as my surgeon.

And thanks to all of your team!

Blessings to you!

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Excellent attention to detail and care for my health

January 05, 2016

Dr. Chang, Mara, Pierre, Esmerelda, entire staff,

Thank you for your excellent attention to detail and care for my health. You all make a great team and have provided the best medical services possible.

Back surgery patient 12/2015

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Angels of the Internet Sent me to Michael Chang, MD

August 31, 2015

I had spinal stenosis surgery back in 2008 that lasted until this year 2015 when my back was always in extreme pain. I got by increasing my Celebrex dosage to two a day that worked but I know it was getting worse. I went in search of a new doctor since I wasn't to happy with the last place I went to. I would have a 1:00 pm appt. and if I was lucky I would get in by 2:30. I had the same experience trying to get refills on my prescriptions. I couldn't be happier when the angels of the internet sent me to Dr. Michael Chang. He looked at my MRI and told me that it looked like a jig saw puzzle with pieces missing. He ran every kind of pre-surgical testing and set up the surgery for July 28, 2015. I went to Scottsdale Healthcare on Shea at 5:30 am. He was right that I wouldn't like him after the surgery. The surgery in 2008 I was pretty much running around after 4 weeks but this one was so much more involved. My itemized bill from the hospital told me that they used 120 parts in my surgery, I have a feeling the airline security is not going to like me anymore. Well here I am 1 month plus 3 days out, I still have quite a bit of pain but working with my therapist its coming around. He thinks I will be getting rid of the walker in the next week. I see Dr. Chang on Sept. 9 which is my first visit since the surgery. I'm hoping that I can walk in without the walker. I'm hoping that I will soon be back on the floor playing with my dog and grandchildren. They told me 3 months with a lot of restrictions then they will begin to lighten, I will listen to them and follow the rules because I don't want to see pain ever come back. Thank you Dr. Chang and your wonderful staff.


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Never Say it Can't Be Done

August 03, 2015

I have had three previous spinal surgeries between 2007 and 2009. Each surgeon told me that their corrections were the very best and THAT there was very little hope I would walk or stand upright ever again. They were so wrong. Dr. Chang gave me those two gifts, standing and walking. He is mine and my family's hero!!!


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Gave Me and My Family Back My Lifestyle

July 10, 2015

I currently work for the Fire Department and my quality of life before my injury was very active. I hiked, biked, fished, went to the gym, golfed, and spent many days with my kids teaching softball, volleyball, and raising animals. I injured my lower back leaving me with severe nerve tension and electric pain down my left leg. I could barely stand, walk, or even sit for a long period. My life was miserable and depression started to kick in. I was consuming over the counter pain relief medications just to get through each day and remained on our couch for several months. My position of comfort was legs lifted on the arm rest of our couch and my back on the seat cushion. Ice packs and heat treatments seemed to make some of the pain go away.

During this miserable experience, I encountered 3 epidurals and probably consumed 2 prescriptions of ibuprophen without any relief. Now you can predict what changes my health was making…. YES, 20 pounds heavier from the steroid injections and not being active at all!

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June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

June 22, 2015

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

With June being #ScoliosisAwareness month, I think this is fitting. It's all thanks to Dr. Chang, Jan Revella, and Pierre! You guys are amazing!

- P.L.

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Celebration of Anne's Successful Surgery

March 20, 2015

Celebration of Anne's Successful Surgery

To thank Dr. Chang for a successful surgery and the others involved in her care, Anne and her husband hosted a Croatian BBQ in celebration of her recovery. Eight weeks post-surgery, Anne already feels like she has her life back.  Thank you for allowing Sonoran Spine to take part in this amazing celebration!

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May 22, 2014

Dear Dr. Chang,

Please accept from a fellow surgeon, my highest demonstration of respect and salutation.

In less than two weeks since her spine surgery, my wife, is having an amazing improvement in her exercise tolerance and a dramatic reduction in her symptoms.

She has conveyed to me that your reassuring personality is the equal to your outstanding training. Please relay our sincere gratitude to your entire staff in the clinic and at St. Joseph Hospital. I look forward to finally having the honor to meet you during her post-operative visits.

Very truly yours,

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January 21, 2015

I don't know if this is the proper venue on your website to express my thanks to Dr. Chang and his staff for the excellent care and consideration I have received, and continue to receive, following my lumbar spine fusion on February 5th.

Everyone I came into contact with at Sonoran Spine in Mesa before, during and after my surgery have been wonderful people to work with.

The professionalism and courtesy with which everyone from the front office through to Dr. Chang, have been first class.

I would like to especially thank Pierre, Dr. Chang's Medical Assistant, who has been, and continues to be, extremely responsive to my various post-surgical inquiries and requests.

I will without a doubt recommend Sonoran Spine to any of my friends or family who may need spinal surgery in the future.

Thanks again to all of your staff.


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