Our Medical Team

Lyle Young, MD


Spine Surgeon


Gilbert, North Scottsdale, Scottsdale Osborn

Physician Assistant:

Vanessa Fisher, PA-C
Alyssa Yamamura, PA-C

Medical Assistant:


(623) 683-8153(480) 962-0590

Surgery Scheduler:


(623) 683-8221

Medical Legal Coordinator:


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Dr. Young has an excellent bedside manner and treated my spine condition with such compassion and concern. I have improved so much and been able to return to my hobbies and activities. I recommend Dr. Young to anyone who has any spine problems, he is just wonderful. His care and expertise have changed my life!



  • UNDERGRADUATE – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • MEDICAL SCHOOL - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY - University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Jacksonville, FL

  • SPINE SURGERY FELLOWSHIP - The Emory Spine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

Professional Associations

  • North American Spine Society

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

  • Arizona Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital

  • Banner Desert Medical Center

  • Greenbaum Surgery Center

  • HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center

  • HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

  • HonorHealth Osborn Hospital

  • HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center


  • The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Center of Paradise Valley

Success stories

Dr. Young,

You have no idea how much your help has meant. Thank you for all that you have done.

I just had my first face to face meeting with Dr. Young. Both my husband and myself are very impressed with his knowledge and care in explaining the very difficult surgery that I need. I have researched extensively online, the procedure, and frankly scared myself out of the surgery, but Dr. Young was patient and truthful so I will be having it soon. He even strongly recommended getting a second opinion, which of course I will do. Bryce is awesome too!


Dr. Young has an excellent bedside manner and treated my spine condition with such compassion and concern. I have improved so much and been able to return to my hobbies and activities. I recommend Dr. Young to anyone who has any spine problems, he is just wonderful. His care and expertise have changed my life!


Dearest Jeanne,

Please enjoy your candle, kisses and libation as a thank you from me! You are such a trooper when handling the patient load.

I have been the recipient of all your talents (patience, thoroughness, always finding the answer, bed-side manner) with your unending sympathy and empathy.
You truly reflect the high set of standards and professionalism that Dr. Young has set for himself and staff.

You Jeanne, are a treasure. Thank you!



We are excited to share a handmade gift Dr. Young received. His patient wanted to express gratitude one year after his spinal fusion. Our patients are amazing!

I just wanted to tell you and Dr. Young how pleased I am with his office professionals.
Not often do I find persons like yourselves who are so pleasant, caring and proficient in interfacing with patients. I want to thank you and congratulate both of you.

Dr. Young is very fortunate to have you on his staff and I hope he takes excellent care of two jewels he has working with him.

Thanks again,


Dr. Young,

Thank you for giving me my life back, walking with no pain!


Dear Dr. Crandall,

This letter is to thank your wonderful, amazing, professional team that have become like family to me over the past year and a half and two surgeries later.  From the first time I came to your practice Jeanne and Dr. Young have worked tirelessly to help correct a neck fusion gone wrong by another surgeon.  I had my final surgery December 29th and while I am still in the healing process I am feeling like a new person.

I have never worked with such an amazing duo who made me feel like a priority and important enough that I would get return phone calls the same day and many times within hours of the call.  Dr. Young made my parents and husband feel part of my care explaining in detail the course of treatment for my neck.  As a patient that is huge knowing your family feels peace.

I cannot thank Dr. Young enough.  He is an amazing surgeon who took a tough revision and brought me back to life.  I have given his name and business cards to my primary care who have been searching for better spine surgeons to work with.  I will continue to share his name and your practice for years to come.

I feel so blessed,


In my life time, I have had many, many surgeries, but have never experience the kindness and skill of Dr. Young. I am a heathcare professional and it is, indeed, rare to find such professional qualities as I found in Dr. Young. On a scale of 1-10, he's a 20!


Dr. Young is a caring, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable physician. I trust in him completely and could not be happier with him and the improvement in the quality of my life since seeing him.

Dr. Young,

I would like to thank you for your tender care I got with my neck issues. You’re the best. The last injection worked for a few weeks and brought some much needed relief. 

It is with sadness that I have to move from the valley to help care for my father who had a stroke at 90 years young. My neck still has its problems and I wish I could take you with me so I can complete the process. I know you would have figured it out in the end. We didn’t get our home run yet but we were getting close. Thank you again – I only hope to find another doctor in South Dakota that is half the doctor you are.


Dear Dr. Young,

I would like to formally thank you for caring for my brother. He is recovering to a level that is just wonderful. You have literally given him his lifestyle back again. He is back to work, doing very well, and is active. I have not seen him look so good and be so active in years. His current quality of life is amazing.

I would also like to thank you for clearly explaining the pathology of his spinal problem, showing us his x-rays and other diagnostic tests. You made it very clear what the problem was for him, plus what could be done to help him regain his health.

You are very skilled as a surgeon and a healer. Thank you for helping my brother.

Very truly yours,


Dear Dr. Young,

When I was a child, probably 3 or 4 years old, there was a doctor that my mom would take me to see for all of the usual childhood ailments. This was back in the day when doctors would make house calls, so sometimes he would even come to our home to see us when we were sick, my siblings or me. I only knew him as Doctor Earl. I remember the times when I would see Dr. Earl because he would talk with me, ask me questions and explain things to me in ways a child could understand. I could feel he really cared. He would joke with me, tell me stories and thus because of all these things he could give me shots that wouldn't hurt. He had such a big impact on my life that some 55 years later I still remember.

I am telling you this Doctor Young because I want you to know that in all the years since I have never had another experience like that, until an accident introduced me to you. I will never be able to express my appreciation or thank you enough for all you've done, but even more than that, for your humanity. Taking the time to really listen to me and learn who I am and care about my life.

I never thought I would ever miss seeing a doctor but I will miss seeing you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being you. You too have impacted my life and I feel honored to know you. I just want you to know that.

PS: Dr. Earl used to give me suckers. But I do like butter mints too.



Dr. Young and team,

It needs to be said that after all the good people in the medical business that saw me in 2014 and 2015, it took a smiling Dr. and his staff to thoroughly identify my problems and showed me everything as we approached the surgery date. It all went perfectly, just as the staff said it would, and I am delighted to say we will recommend this staff and Dr. to anyone that needs a no b.s. explanation of what is really going on, and what procedures are warranted.

Thanks to all of those folks, and they do need a raise and a prepaid cruise to give them a much needed break.


At my first appointment with Dr. Young, he explained clearly what was causing my leg and back pain.  He said no one should ever rush into back surgery, and he suggested other forms of treatment.  Then he said remember if these treatments don’t work there is a surgical solution.  I tried the other options with some limited success.  Finally I went back to Dr. Young and on March 3rd I had surgery.  When I regained consciousness I realized immediately that my leg and back pain was gone.  It was like a miracle.  Thank you Dr. Young!

Dr. Young,

Thank you so much for examining my son regarding his continuing spinal problems. I appreciate the time you took to explain in detail his situation, the expectations of what surgery could do and in general making him feel better about his situation. As this has been ongoing for 3 years you can imagine that the pain he has been in has been difficult as well as the uncertainty of being able to play basketball which was always a part of his life. The compassion you showed him was truly outstanding and we appreciate it so much. Thank you.

He is seriously considering surgery and feels very secure and confident in your abilities when he is ready for this. Again, thank you and your staff for allowing him to be your patient and for the compassion that was showed during his appointment. I look forward to the information requested and am certain he and I will visit you sometime later this year.


Dr. Young is the best!! We are so happy he is my husband’s doctor. I don’t think you will ever find a more compassionate, friendly, upfront and most importantly knowledgeable doctor out there. We are very grateful for him. He definitely has a way with people and in the hospital.....other staff raves about him.


Dear Dr. Young, Jeanne and entire medical and office staff of Sonoran Spine,

While we realize you receive many of these notes of appreciation, Mike and I couldn’t let another day pass without adding ours in. When a loved one is in pain, it colors your whole life, your whole world. And when it is your best friend of 45+ years you have just married (finally!) two years ago and he accepted a position in Arizona to help buy you more time due to the fact that you wed knowing your lives together would be all too brief – but oh so sweet…but you’ve watched him daily in terrible pain. Well when, after a long road of trial and error if possible, things finally click and he is now helped on the road to wellness. Well, our joy, gratitude, our love and admiration for your overwhelming kindness, patience, understanding and beyond brilliance knows no bounds. You have given me my Mike back – he whistled again! And we have hope and joy again in our home. You’ve blessed our lives with a precious, cherished and priceless gift beyond measure.

Thank you all – each of you – for sharing each of your gifts, your talents with my Michael and me. It is not small thing you have shared with us. And we will never take it for granted or lightly. For we are just so blessed by each of you. With love and gratitude from the both of our hearts,


MAY 13, 2020

Dear Dr. Lyle,

In March three years ago you performed the second surgery on S1, L4&5 for me. I want you to know that back and I are happy and grateful for your skills and caring. We do a log of hiking and yoga. The follow-up did not happen because just days afterwards my beloved astronomer had emergency surgery and my summer was busy sharing his last earth days.

Few days go by without my remembering you and how fortunate I am to have found you. I remember you were getting married in Key West that spring. I wish you all good things.

Warm positive thoughts going out to you ever.

An extremely grateful patient,


Dear Dr. Young,

Thank you for your excellent care and reduction of my chronic neck pain!!! Your patience, willingness to answer even the simplest questions, and your sense of humor helped me get through the surgery, hospital stay, and follow-up appointments.

Also, thanks to Jeanne and the receptionist at Thompson Peak office for their efficiency, kind welcoming, and attention to detail. They also offer a kind sense of humor.

Once again, Dr. Young, thank you for your superior care!!

With appreciation,

Yesterday I attended a surgery consulting appointment with my Grandfather. They had asked me to go with them for another set of ears and support and when I learned that they had an appointment with Dr. Young I was really happy because I know from working with you all that Dr. Young is an excellent physician and very trustworthy.

The surgery my grandfather needs is pretty serious and it was tough news to break but I have to say, it was really cool to be able to see Dr. Young work in his element and take the time to explain everything to my grandfather and grandmother. We walked out of the appointment feeling good because we really felt like we have a doctor that is going to tell us like it is and also be there for us all along the way.

Anyway, I just really appreciated the way Dr. Young handled everything and I’m sure this is no surprise to you but I don’t get to see the doctors work on the patient side all that much, if ever! Please let Dr. Young know how much I appreciate him and how happy I am to have him as my Grandfathers surgeon.