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 three convenient locations. We hope that you will visit our web site often as this site is continually being updated and expanded.
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.
Congratulations to this weeks $100 patient portal winner Harl! Patients are eligible for our weekly $100 drawing by completing "all" online forms on our new Patient Portal prior to their office visit.
Effective May 1, 2013, Michael Miao, M.D. will become the Interim Head Team Physician for UNLV Athletics on the departure of Dr. Michael Milligan to Northwestern University. Dr. Miao will coordinate the care of all UNLV athletes among the various medical and surgical specialists who keep them in good health. A national search will be started to replace Dr. Milligan who is a Family Medicine physician specializing in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Michael Miao has again arranged for our DOC Sports Medicine team to handle on-site medical coverage of the WAC
Basketball Conference tournament at the Orleans Arena. With the arrival of the PAC-12 tournament at the MGM Arena this year, Dr. Miao, Dr. Chad Hanson, and Dr. Matthew Fouse will
concurrently provide medical coverage for this new event as well. Come join us and enjoy the exciting play during March Madness!!
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Desert Orthopaedic Center welcomes Dr. Monthakan Ratnarathorn, M.D. who is fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. The Las Vegas community has need of pediatric sub-specialists and DOC is proud to have her as part of our team.
Dr. Miao served as the Team Physician for USA Swimming's Junior World Championship team which competed August 2011 in Lima, Peru.
Dr. Tingy helps earthquake victims in Haiti
Dr. Swanson Donates Surgeries to Operation Walk Medical Mission in Vietnam