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Thank you for choosing Desert Orthopaedic Center for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Desert Orthopaedic Center.

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Average Patient Rating

Average Rating: 4.95
(588 reviews)
“My thanks to Doc Raissi  for fixing my foot- Not a knife to the flesh did he want to put. Unlike the first Doc who I went to see He was so adamant - "You need surgery!" Second opinions are  essential to get, I avoided a lot of needless fret. I'm eighty-two years with  a heart that's frail- But now, again as before, I can hit the old trail. Much praise and kudos to good Doctor R.- it goes without saying, he gets a gold star. Bernard H. ”
– Bernard
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“Dear Dr. Raissi, I wanted to say hello and let you know my foot is problem and pain free! Im still doing what I love to do. I hope you and the team are all doing well say hello to them for me and share the photo. You all are amazing and without you I could never be hanging off of a building and making a good living at it. Im working Palazzo/Venetian now and have been for over 6 months. I love my job and thanks to all of you I can still do it. Thank You all from the bottom of my heart! Your favorite patient, Pamela S.   Dear Dr. Raissi, Tomorrow Feb. 2 is the "anniversary" of my accident. Every year for the past 6 yrs I think of you at this time. Every year I am grateful that I got you for my surgeon. I will probably always hate Groundhogs Day because I cant think of it without thinking of that day I could have lost my life. So this day has ups and downs for me. You are one of the ups. So if you get time send me an email so I can have another up for this day next year. Thank you again for all you and the team have done for me, without you guys I wouldn't be walking!!! You guys are also the reason all the memories I have from Feb. 2 2006 and what resulted from that day, are not bad memories. My first office visit at Cheyenne office was where it all went from bad to good! It was a long road but I made it thanks to you all. Your favorite patient, Pamela S.   Well Doc, it's been 8 years today since humptys great fall! Still going strong thanks to you and the team! I m and will always be grateful to have had the best team to fix me! I hope you are all doing well... Hard to believe that I don't feel that giant screw. Your the best! I wish you all happiness! Love Pamela S. ”
– Pamela
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“Dear Dr. Raissi, I would like to thank you and your incredible staff for the wonderful care I have received. I love the fact that I have always been treated as a person instead of a dollar sign at your office. All my options were discussed in detail prior to surgery . I never felt as though I was being rushed. All my questions were encouraged and always answered. Suggestions, that I would have never thought of, were given to me and made my recovery much easier. If I had a problem I was seen immediately. I have strongly recommended you to colleagues, and friends. Tendon transplant is a very rare surgery and the scar is very small considering all the amazing work you did. You are a very knowledgeable and excellent surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. As an RN, with 25 years of experience, I was very impressed and amazed with you and your staff. If I ever have to have orthopedic surgery again, Desert Orthopaedic Center is the only place I will go to. Thank you again for being so incredible. Sincerely, Maryosa S, R.N.,O.C.N.”
– Maryosa
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“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. The care given to me over the next 6 months was nothing but the best from the Lobby Crew to His assistant LJ and on down the line. After receiving such great care from him, I also referred a friend who had been having ongoing foot problems and was unable to get satisfaction from her doctors. She also told me the Dr. Raissi had given top notch care. Thank you Dr. ! Randy & Thoy H.”
– Randy
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“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. I experienced firsthand the expertise of Dr. Abdi Raissi. At my initial consultation, the x-rays indicated two fractures, but Dr. Raissi ordered an additional scan in preparation for surgery. A third break was confirmed, and surgery was a success. Although my recovery time exceeded normal limits, Dr. Raissi took every precaution in my healing due to diabetes. I am forever grateful to Dr. Raissi, L.J., and the entire "Team Raissi" for the care and support given to me. Maryanne W.”
– Maryanne
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“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. Dr. Raissi was able to help me and allow me to perform for a few more years. Many years later when it was finally time to get my ankle fused I went back to Dr. Raissi to have it done. Even my therapist is amazed at how well I am doing after my ankle fusion. At all times he was very upfront about both the rehab process and the potential outcome for the surgeries. Dr. Raissi and the entire staff of D.O.C. have been very nice and extremely helpful. Thank you! Allister B”
– Allister
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“I suffered a broken ankle about 20 years ago; I had surgery and was back to normal. About a year ago I started experiencing arthritis due to the screws present in my ankle from my original surgery. The complication left me in great pain and unable to work or take care of my daily tasks. Even though the situation seemed very bad, Dr.Raissi was able to perform surgery on my ankle which proved to be successful beyond expectations. I am back at work now and able to function as before the complication. I would call it a miracle, but this is simply the work of an incredibly talented surgeon. I would highly recommend him, not only for his excellent skill as a surgeon, but also for his incredible bedside manner. No other doctor I have seen is as compassionate and caring as Dr.Raissi.  Milena V.”
– Milena
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“Due to a serious car accident my right leg and foot were shattered and I was referred to Dr. Raissi for reconstructive surgeries. I was very impressed not only with his technical expertise but also the way he treated me as a patient. He was very approachable and he made sure I understood all aspects of the surgeries and treatment. There was some doubt as to whether I would be able to keep my leg and ankle but because of Dr. Raissi and his staff I am now walking without any assistance. I will never run a marathon but am extremely grateful that I can walk and am not confined to a wheelchair. Even after the surgery "Team Raissi" as they call themselves were very helpful and made sure there were no complications. Thank you very much for putting me back together again. Sincerely, Bob K ”
– Bob
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Raissi and the staff at Desert Orthopaedic. I came to Dr. Raissi in 2005 to continue my "treatment plan" from a podiatrist in California. I walked in on crutches, having been on them for 1-1/2 years from a healing foot surgery. I was evaluated by Dr. Raissi & his team. It was found that I required corrective surgery in order to walk again without any aide of crutches. My surgery was scheduled shortly thereafter with guidance and aide of Dr. Raissi's team. During my healing and recovery process, the support and attention I received from all of the staff at Desert Othopaedic amazed me. They all were so attentive and very supportive. I was to be married 7 months after my surgery and my goal was to walk down the aisle with no crutches; and through Dr. Raissi, I was able to accomplish this goal. My surgery was in February 2006 and my wedding was 6 months later in August of 2006. I have much admiration for Dr. Raissi and his knowledge and expertise in his field and truly value and trust his opinion. Dr. Raissi and his staff truly impacted my life. I am walking today, crutch-free, and will always remember what he has done for me. Christina D., 2010 ”
– Christina
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“To whom it may concern: Dr. Raissi operated on my ankle 11/7/11 and i am so grateful he was my Dr. I feel he is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the U.S.A and Las Vegas is very lucky to have him in their city.  He is a wonderful surgeon and i was so amazed that he has so much compassion for his patients.It seems rare anymore to find a Dr. that will spend time with you let alone someone who you feel really cares. This seems to be missing any more in this day and age in the medical field. I have been truly blessed that he did my surgery, and i thank my lucky stars for guiding me to him for my care.  Sincerely, Isis W.  Dr.Raissi, thank you, thank you so much for what you did for me. A compliment to your parents, they raised a fine young man who grew up to be a great Dr. ”
– Isis
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.