Welcome to Desert Orthopaedic Center

Desert Orthopaedic Center

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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Main Office

2800 East Desert Inn
Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

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Northwest Office

8402 W. Centennial Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada 89149

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Henderson Office

2930 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Suite 100
Henderson, Nevada 89052

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meet The Doctors of Desert Orthpaedic Center

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Meet the Doctors of Desert Orthopaedic Center

Choosing a Doctor

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.

What's Happening at Desert Orthopaedic Center

Dr. Hugh Bassewitz was voted as Vegas Seven Top Docs of 2015.

Dr. Michael Miao, and Dr. Troy Watson were named Nevada’s Top Physicians.

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

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.

Dr. Michael Miao Makes Nevada Business' List of Top 100 Physicians

Dr. Abdi Raissi, Dr. Hugh Bassewitz, and Dr. Michael Lee talk to children and parents about AAOS' Safe and Accessible Playground Building Program

Dr. Troy Watson and Family collect socks for the homeless and other needy individuals

Dr. Troy Watson Makes Nevada Business' List of Top 100 Physicians

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.

"Thank you to Cirque du Soleil for their beautiful contributions to our Horizon Ridge office. D.O.C. is proud of it's association with Cirque in caring for it's performers and hopes to continue contributing to their health and safety."

Desert Orthopaedic Center welcomes D. Daniel Rotenberg, M.D. to our team!

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.

"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. Troy Watson

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.

Parminder S. Kang, M.D. donated his orthopedic skills in joint replacement surgery and arthroscopy to the Faith in Practice Medical Mission in Guatemala


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