Abdi Raissi, M.D.

Abdi Raissi, M.D.


Dr. Raissi is a board certified orthopedic surgeon whose practice is limited exclusively to foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Raissi is a native of Edina, Minnesota (Go Vikes!), he graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago (Go Cats!) with a Computer Science degree and went on to receive his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, which is consistently ranked in the top five medical schools in the United States. (Ranked #4 in US News and World Report 2010). He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at the Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). Dr. Raissi then went on to receive his advanced fellowship in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery in Columbus, Ohio at the prestigious Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Raissi serves as president of Desert Orthopaedic Center.

In the fall of 2002, Dr. Raissi attended a traveling fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in Switzerland. He had a unique opportunity to work alongside several world-renowned European surgeons, helping bring new and innovative surgical approaches to the Las Vegas community. Dr. Raissi has presented original research on arthroscopic treatment of athletic ankle injuries at national and international conferences.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Nevada Orthopaedic Society, Clark County Medical Society, and Nevada State Medical Society. Dr. Raissi has also over 8 years of experience as the preferred foot and ankle consultant to many Las Vegas Shows, including Cirque de Soleil, LeReve, Celine Deon, and others.

Dr. Raissi feels that it is very important for the patient to be informed of the background and training of their foot and ankle surgeon. Unlike other "foot doctors," Dr. Raissi has earned a doctorate of medicine (MD) as well as board certification in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raissi is qualified to perform all varieties of orthopedic (bone and joint) surgery, but has chosen to further sub-specialize and limit his practice exclusively to the treatment of foot and ankle disorders.

Even though Dr. Raissi is a surgeon, he believes strongly, that whenever possible, non-surgical treatment should be discussed with patients as an option. Dr. Raissi treats all conditions of the foot and ankle including bunions, hammertoes, arthritis (fusion and joint replacement), trauma (fractures, tendon and ligament injuries), sports injuries, complications of diabetes (limb salvage and amputations), and workers compensation injuries.

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Dr. Raissi In The News


Dr. Abdi Raissi was listed in "MYVEGAS Magazine / Summer 2013" under MYVEGAS TOP DOCS & DENTISTS




Patient Testimonials


Patient Created Video Highlighting Her Experience With Dr. Raissi.



Dr. Raissi was truthful about my chances without being cruel, he is the best Dr. with the best staff Ive ever gone to and truely feel he saved my life, I walk, run, dance, play with my grandkids, even drive fine & NO pain
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You have created an amazing team of kind, compassionate professionals. Each and every person that I have come in contact with during my surgery and recovery have been a reflection of true professionalism.
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You did a tremendously amazing job on my left foot, I came back to see you for my right foot!
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I was referred to the doctor who not only put my ankle back together but helped me put my life back together Dr. Raissi
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Being injured is not fun, but I'm glad I could meet you.
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My thanks to Doc Raissi
for fixing my foot-
Not a knife to the flesh did he want to put.

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I wanted to say hello and let you know my foot is problem and pain free!
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I wanted to drop you this note to thank you for your honesty and professionalism!
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I want to thank you for everything that you have done regarding my ankle
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I first saw Dr. Raissi in 2009 for pains in the joint of the large toe on my right foot.
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I would like to thank you and your incredible staff for the wonderful care I have received.
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While at work, I seriously broke my foot and when I was referred to Dr. Raissi he quickly sprung into action scheduling surgery immediately and professionally
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After suffering a serious work injury, I prayed that my ankle was not broken, but if it was, I wanted to come under the care of Dr. Raissi and his wonderful staff.
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As a former professional acrobat I had several injuries to my ankle and had seen a few other surgeons who said they could not help me.
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Due to a serious car accident my right leg and foot were shattered and I was referred to Dr. Raissi for reconstructive surgeries.
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I am eternally grateful to Dr. Raissi and the staff at Desert Orthopaedic.
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I feel Dr. Raissi is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the U.S.A and Las Vegas is very lucky to have him in their city.
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