Our team at Valley Surgical resources embodies the passion we have to provide the very best in injury diagnosis and care. When you come to VSR, you see a board certified physician every visit.
Charles M. Creasman, M.D.
Dr. Creasman is an orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, Arizona and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale, Saint Luke’s. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Shawnjeet “Shawn” Saini, M.D.
Dr. Saini’s training and career began with a BS degree at the University of Wisconsin, followed by a Masters in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Saini then received his Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. After completing his residency in Anesthesiology at Rush University in Chicago, Dr. Saini attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for his Interventional Pain Management Fellowship where he received advanced clinical and procedural training in the treatment of the spine, peripheral joints, and other causes for chronic pain.
Dr. Nikesh Seth
Interventional Spine and Pain Management
Minesh Zaveri, DO
Anesthesia and Pain Management
Mark Davis, DO
Dr. Paul Ledesma
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. Following graduation, he began working in private practice just outside of Boston focusing on sports medicine and related injuries. He has served on the Consumer Education Committee for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and worked closely with residents as an attending surgeon at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Worcester Massachusetts.
Dr. Eric Cornidez
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Dr. Efrain Cubillo
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Dr. Christopher Bailey
Interventional Pain Medicine and Physician Anesthesiologist
Dr. Marco Duran
Interventional Pain Medicine
Dr. Nicholas Elkins
Interventional Pain Medicine
Dr. Michael Minckler
Emergency Medicine Trauma Care
Dr. Michael Minckler attended medical school at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Minckler is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and holds medical licenses in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. Nevada license pending.
Prior to partnering with Dr. Mark Bernardi, Dr. Minckler was the Emergency Medical Director at his hospital in Washington where he navigate his department through the pandemic. With a passion to be able to provide more direct services to patients outside of a hospital setting, he sought out to received his Master’s of Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport.
Dr. Minckler strives to utilize his knowledge, skill, and expertise to provide accessible, quality, and individualized care to each of his patients.
Dr. Timothy Luke, M.D.
Dr. Tim Luke is the Sonospine Chief of Surgery. He is a highly skilled and experienced spine surgeon with over 7,000 performed spine procedures. Throughout his career, Dr. Luke treated patients with a central goal in mind – helping patients avoid unnecessary open spine fusions with less invasive alternatives.
His search for less invasive surgical options led him to Sonospine.
Dr. Luke is a graduate of Colorado State University, where he was a member of the football team an accomplished student-athlete, achieving Academic All-Conference honors for three consecutive years.
Dr. Luke is a graduate of the University of Colorado Medical School – where he received the Merck Award for Scholastic Achievement.
Dr. Luke went on to train at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. There, he completed his internship, residency, and two fellowships in Orthopedic/General Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Research respectively – and, then, secured the position of Attending Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, M.D.
Sonospine’s Founding Surgeon has been at the forefront of clinical technology and ultrasound development for two decades. Graduating with Honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, he went on to a neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia and then became the Fellow in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has authored over 50 peer reviewed research publications, holds multiple patent claims in ultrasound technology, and has spent years advancing traditional spine surgery. Sonospine® takes minimally invasive spinal surgery into the future with surgical ultrasound and its minimally disruptive Ultrasonic Spine procedure. Using high frequency vibration of the tip of the ultrasonic tool, Ultrasonic Spine surgery precisely removes bone and disc, millimeter by millimeter, minimizing disruption to the normal anatomy of the spine. This precision achieves a greater level of accuracy with more complete decompression of pinched nerves, providing symptom resolution with fewer complications and avoiding complex spinal fusion surgery.