Duane D.H. Pitt, MD Orthopedic Spine Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Duane D.H. Pitt, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner
  • Provides follow-up as needed

About Duane D.H. Pitt MD

Dr. Duane D.H. Pitt, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Scottsdale, AZ. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Spine Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Pitt is affiliated with Abrazo Scottsdale Campus. He speaks English and Spanish.

Duane Pitt has received the following awards:


Desert Institute For Spine Disorders, PC 8573 E Princess Dr Ste 221 Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Dr. Duane D.H. Pitt has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Duane D.H. Pitt has the following 16 areas of expertise

  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Laminectomy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Joint Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone Fracture
  • Back Injuries
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Osteoarthritis


3 Awards

  • Vitals Preferred Provider

    • Vitals Preferred Provider Award
      • Preferred Provider badge recognizes providers that are committed to transparency, responsiveness and great service to patients, and have earned a high patient satisfaction rating.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2016, 2015, 2009)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.


28 Years Experience

University Of California Irvine College Of Medicine

Graduated in 1994

Loma Linda University Medical Center


Dr. Duane D.H. Pitt Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS AZ Neighborhood Network MRF
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connect Network - AZ
  • PPO/EPO Statewide
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Duane D.H. Pitt

At Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, we specialize in conservative spine treatment for neck and low back pain, including trunk stabilization physical therapy, various types of medications, activity modification, and therapeutic injections.

There are a number of surgery options available to the patient who has not responded to the available conservative treatment programs and often benefit positively from skillfully applied spine surgery intervention. Allow Desert Institute for Spine Disorders help you regain your lifestyle.

Our Mission

If you are suffering from acute or chronic neck, back, arm, or leg pain, scoliosis or other spine deformity, or a herniated disc, allow Desert Institute for Spine help you feel good again. Our goal is to reduce your pain and return you to your normal activities as soon as possible. We provide services for all who live locally in the Phoenix metropolitan area, nationally, and internationally.

Led by Dr. Duane D.H. Pitt, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., Lt. Col. (Ret) who you will see on your first visit and he will develop your plan of care. Dr. Pitt is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and his spine practice has focused on prevention, conservative medical management, and all surgical techniques available for the spine.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spine Surgery
  • University of Southern California, University Hospital (1999-2000)
  • Postdoctoral Training in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center (1995-1999)
  • Postdoctoral Training in General Surgery
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center (1994-1995)
  • Medical Doctorate Degree
  • University of California Irvine College of Medicine (1994)


  • Medical Director of Spine Services, HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn, Shea, Thompson Peak (2006 - 2011)
  • Spine Surgeon, The Orthopaedic Clinic Association, P.C. (2001 - 2006)
  • Spine Surgeon, The Spine Institute of Arizona (2000 - 2001)