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.
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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. Hugh Bassewitz was named in the Vegas Seven Magazine for “Top Doctors in 2014” in the Orthopaedic Surgery section.
Dr. Michael Miao Makes Nevada Business' List of Top 100 Physicians
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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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Dr. Troy Watson and Family collect socks for the homeless and other needy individuals
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Dr. Troy Watson Makes Nevada Business' List of Top 100 Physicians
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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.
Tonight at the Thomas and Mack, the Legends Football League's Las Vegas Sin will take on the Green Bay Chill. Dr. Michael Miao is taking on the new challenge of taking care of these athletes to make sure they have good access to medical care. He had the opportunity to serve as the covering physician at the LFL Super Bowl a few years ago here in Las Vegas. The league presents a very physical and hard hitting football game that is more athletically impressive than the media and initial impressions would suggest. If you have the chance, join Dr. Miao and the DOC Sports Medicine team and support our local team.
DOC Sports Medicine physicians (Drs. Miao, Fouse and Hanson) are again taking care of onsite injuries at the WAC and PAC-12 Basketball Tournament Championships at the Orleans Arena and MGM Area, respectively. Join us for some exciting games
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"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."
Congratulations to the UNLV Football team on their first winning season and bowl game invitation in 13 years. Dr. Michael Miao will be the UNLV Orthopaedic Surgeon travelling with the team to Dallas, Texas for the "Heart of Dallas Bowl" on New Year's Day.
Dr. Watson discusses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in Las Vegas Review-Journal article "Recovery formula, straight from your veins"
Dr. Chad Hanson was the volunteer physician at the US Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. Dr. Hanson collaborated with physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and massage therapists to provide exemplary care to the elite resident American athletes for several sports including: wrestling, weightlifting, modern pentathlon, men's gymnastics, swimming, and triathlon.
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.
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. 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