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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

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Average Rating: 4.95
(596 reviews)
“Dear Dr. Raissi and Staff, A simple "thank you" is not enough. Having been your patient 8 years ago for my right foot, I did not hesitate to see you once again this year as I began to have similar problems with my left foot. Being in the nursing profession for 30+ years, healthy feet are essential. I had complete confidence that I was in good hands once again. I so respected your opinion to try conservative treatment at first and not "jump" into surgery as the only option. When that failed, you left the decision for surgery totally up to me, with no pressure whatsoever. Know that you have made a difference in my life and have literally gotten me "back on my feet" and for that I will be eternally grateful. You have created an amazing team of kind, compassionate professionals. Each and every person that I have come in contact with during my surgery and recovery have been a reflection of true professionalism. Please thank LJ for his kindness and caring as he is an amazing asset to your team. I pray that you continue to touch your patients as you have touched me, and once again I am ever so grateful.”
– Donna C.
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“Dear Dr. Abdi Raissi, How very "not" nice to be your patient again, but as you did a tremendously amazing job on my left foot, I came back to see you for my right foot! As a lady and a performer, my main concern as of after having a surgery on my foot was: "can i ever wear a high hill shoes again???" please note, being 5'2 feet high its a pretty big fear :). And the answer is "YES"!!!! in fact I can't stop wearing them! It feels like I've never had a problem! If I can possibly have 5 min interview on CNN (:-) all I'd say is : please people you must see Dr. Raissi if you have an orthopedic problems. Dr. Abdi Raissi is professional, caring, protective, kind doctor, in simpler way of saying with all my confidence, he is the BEST! THANK YOU”
– Gyulnara K.
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“Hello my name is Pete G. and I would like to share my story about a very serious ankle injury I had in a motorcycle accident. March 4th 2010 I was out for a evening drive up at Red Rock Canyon and a Rabbit ran out on the road and I couldn't avoid it doing 65 mph and bam I slammed to the ground and slid for what seemed to be forever and stopped after i flipped into the desert. After realizing i was still alive i tried to get up and walk to the road and very quickly i realized I couldn't walk and had major pain in my left ankle and fell to the ground. lucky for me a passing car stopped and a woman found me and got me an ambulance, upon arriving to the emergency room i was put into x-ray and the doc came to see me and explained how severe my ankle was broken 1 being a minor break 10 being the worst i was at an 11 at that point i went into 5 hour surgery to put 10 screws into my ankle to try and put it back together. Now lets fast forward two years and many doctors that didn't help me, and an ankle that became very deformed and I couldn't walk this included not being able to play with my 9 year old daughter. i worked in extreme pain daily and almost found it impossible to work as an Executive Chef on the Las Vegas strip. Now lets get to the part where i was referred to the doctor who not only put my ankle back together but helped me put my life back together Dr. Raissi, when I arrived at the doc's office and being sent to x-ray i met the two people that would eventually give me my life back Dr. Raissi and his Assistant LJ. Dr. Raissi came into the room and explained to me after looking at my x-ray and visually examining my ankle that it was pretty bad and in his professional opinion I had 2 options 1 was ankle fusion the other was amputation below the knee which let me say made my stomach turn. After talking for a while the doc and I decide with the ankle fusion, and Dr. Raissi was up front with me and honest and said i had a 50/50 shot at success which from where i was was pretty good odds. I would like to add at this point how great the doc and his staff treated me and talked to me and treated me like a person and not a number or just another paycheck they were great from the time i walked into the office till now almost 6 months later. After surgery i have to say it hurt pretty bad because the doc had to work on me for about 5 hours, the doc came out and talked to me and explained how it went and told me what i should do after going home. I will try and shorten the end of this story by saying that Dr. Raissi told me what to do over the 4 month period of healing which included electronic bone simulator and i listened to every word and followed it by the letter. In the end the ankle fusion took and i have my life back last week i took my daughter fishing for the first time in nearly 3 years and I can't put into words what that means to me and I have only one person to thank for that THE DOC as i call him Dr. Raissi and his wonderful staff a special thanks to LJ and Allaya you guys are great thank you thank you thank you. ”
– Pete G.
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“Being injured is not fun, but I'm glad I could meet you. Thank you dr Raissi.”
– Noriko T.
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.
“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.
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! 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. 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!”
– Pamela S.
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.”
– Maryosa S.
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 H.
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.
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.
Treating Doctor: Abdi Raissi, M.D.

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