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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 63

1601 Treasure Hills Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
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Dr. Bassett's Experience

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Dr. Bassett's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Bassett Performs

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Conditions Dr. Bassett Treats

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
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Hospital Quality

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Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen
2101 Pease Street
Harlingen, TX 78550

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Rio Grande Orthopedic Center
Harlingen Office
1601 Treasure Hills Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
Orthopedic Center At Harlingen
Orthopedic Center At Harlingen
5501 S Expressway 77
Harlingen, TX 78550
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    Dr. Bassett's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
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    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
    Graduated in 1978

    Internship Hospital

    Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Complete in 1979

    Residency Hospital

    Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Complete in 1983
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bassett & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Bassett's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Bassett

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bassett to family and friends

    28 responses
    above
    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    27 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 26 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Bassett
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    29 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    28 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    29 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    29 responses
    above
    national average

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    Office Locations

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    Rio Grande Orthopedic Center
    Harlingen Office
    1601 Treasure Hills Blvd
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 425-3646 (Office)
    (956) 421-2418 (Fax)
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    Orthopedic Center At Harlingen
    5501 S Expressway 77
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 365-1041 (Office)
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