Hugh L. Bassewitz, M.D.

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American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certified
Back, Neck, Spine, Sports Medicine, Robotic Surgery, Disc Replacement/Arthroplasty

Dr. Bassewitz received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at UCLA and then went to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, for a spinal surgery fellowship. At Beaumont, which in 1999 was the busiest hospital in the United States, Dr. Bassewitz served under Dr. Harry Herkowitz, one of the nation's foremost experts in spinal surgery, as well as six other spinal surgeons.

Dr. Bassewitz has been involved with numerous clinical and bench research projects and has written research papers and book chapters in both general orthopaedics as well as various topics in spinal surgery. His papers have covered numerous topics in spinal disorders including spinal stenosis, disc herniations, and osteoporosis. 

His surgical interests include minimally invasive surgery of the cervical spine including cervical disc replacement/arthroplasty and of the lumbar spine including robotic assisted spinal fusions.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Clark County Medical Society, and a member of the Nevada State Medical Association. 

Dr. Bassewitz has been voted by his peers as one of Las Vegas' Top Doctors in multiple publications numerous times over the last two decades. He has served as Chief of Surgery at Desert Springs Hospital and is a Past President of the Nevada Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Bassewitz is available to see patients in Las Vegas at our CentralSouthwest, and West Central offices.

Dedicated to providing his patients with the highest level of care, Dr. Bassewitz completed additional training and is proud to offer cervical disc replacement/arthroplasty and robotic navigation-assisted spine surgery with ExcelsiusGPS®. This technology is designed to improve accuracy and optimize patient care by using robotics and navigation. Watch the video below featuring Dr. Bassewitz and the ExcelsiusGPS® technology.

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Robotic Navigation-Assisted Spine Surgery Patient Story



    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Tufts University, Medford, MA
    • Doctor of Medicine: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • General Surgery Internship: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    • Surgery of the Spine Fellowship: Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI


    • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board of Councilors
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
    • North American Spine Society

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Desert Springs Hospital
    • Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus
    • Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
    • “I received terrific, honest care from my physician. I had every single question answered, and was fully prepared for what I should expect post surgery. Also, surgery was not something I was forced into; it was used as a last resort, which I much appreciate. Dr. Bassewitz I would recommend to anyone who encountered similar back problems to my own. Their nursing staff was also extremely attentive, which makes all the difference when you are in a terrifying position.”
      – Rachel A.
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