Desert Orthopaedic Center is the largest and most established group in Las Vegas. Founded in 1970, it has grown to 19 board certified/eligible orthopaedic surgeons. DOC provides care for not only general orthopaedics, but also every subspecialty area of orthopaedics including: sports medicine, total joint replacement and revision, arthroscopy surgery for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, pediatric orthopaedics,
scoliosis treatment, adult spine surgery, foot and ankle reconstruction and hand surgery. This web site is provided to familiarize you with our practice, familiarize you with our physicians, to answer frequently asked questions regarding orthopaedic care and offer directions and maps to our four convenient locations. We hope that you will visit our web site often as this site is continually being updated and expanded.
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When you choose one of our doctors you can be assured of quality care by a competent, experienced surgeon who excels in his field. Together our doctors represent 369 years of surgical experience in their specialty to benefit your needs.
The AAOS is collecting patient stories from around the country to share and create awareness so more patients can have access to the care they need.
Submit your orthopaedic story today by visiting: www.aNationinMotion.org.
Dr. Michael Miao was awarded the Community Preceptor of the Year Award by the University of Southern Nevada School of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine in June 2015. This is the second time Dr. Miao has been voted by the interns, residents, and fellows of the department for this award. The first time was 2011.
Dr. Todd Swanson and Dr. Michael Miao were named Top Doctors 2015 in the HealthCare Quarterly.
Dr. Hugh Bassewitz was voted as Vegas Seven Top Docs of 2015.
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Dr. Michael Miao, and Dr. Troy Watson were named Nevada’s Top Physicians.
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Dr. Michael Miao, Dr. William Stewart and Dr. Troy Watson were named in the VegasInc Healthcare Quarterly for the Top DOCTORS for 2014 in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Congratulations to our Physicians named as Top Doctors in the 2013 Las Vegas Life Magazine. The doctors are Dr. Hugh Bassewitz, Dr. Thomas Dunn, Dr. Michael Miao, Dr. Archie C. Perry, Jr., Dr. William T. Stewart, Dr. Todd V. Swanson, and Dr. Troy S. Watson.
Dr. Abdi Raissi was listed in “MYVEGAS Magazine / Summer 2013” under MYVEGAS TOP DOCS & DENTISTS
Dr. Parminder Kang Discusses Technology making hip replacement more viable for younger people on FOX Channel 5 News
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Drs. Michael Lee and Miao and their entire teams participated in the AAOS Playground build at the Palabra Viva Church. The playground build is the Orthopaedic Academy's tradition of providing safe and accessible playgrounds to underserved communities and their children
DOC Sports Medicine Physicians have embarked on a new journey as the Official Orthopaedic Surgeons for the new Arena Football League Las Vegas Outlaws Football Team. They have evaluated the players and are hard at work preparing for the season starting March 30 at the Thomas and Mack. Please come support our physicians and our new local sports team.
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Dr. Abdi Raissi, Dr. Hugh Bassewitz, and Dr. Michael Lee talk to children and parents about AAOS' Safe and Accessible Playground Building Program
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Congratulations to this weeks $100 patient portal winner is is Angelica Pfalz! Patients are eligible for our weekly $100 drawing by completing "all" online forms on our new
Patient Portal prior to their office visit.
Congratulations to the University of Nevada School of Medicine on their approval by the ACGME to establish an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency here in Las Vegas. Michael Miao, M.D. and Chad Hanson, M.D. will lead the Sports Medicine Division of the residency. The first year residents will be slated to begin in June 2015.
"A great big Thank You to the Las Vegas Wranglers Hockey Organization for their contribution to our offices. The DOC Sports Team has had the privilege to be the official Team Physicians for the Wranglers for 4 seasons. We're happy to support Las Vegas' premiere professional sports team. Please head out to the Orleans Arena and cheer for our local athletes."
Dr. Michael Miao was invited by Roger Hinds, Head Athletic Trainer of the New York Knicks to give a talk and anatomy lab on Plantar Fasciitis and NBA Basketball players at the National Athletic Trainer's Association annual meeting here in Las Vegas. Dr. Miao has been the local covering physician for the Knicks when they are in town for the annual NBA Summer League.