Dr. Bharat Desai, MD

Dr. Bharat Desai, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Bharat Desai, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Golden, CO and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250

Golden, CO 80401

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Desai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "Bharat M. Desai, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Denver specializing in musculoskeletal trauma and foot and ankle. He graduated from Swarthmore College and then earned his medical degree from Temple University in 1990. Having a special interest in orthopedic trauma, he completed a trauma fellowship program at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He joined our practice in August 1996. His current interests are pelvis and acetabular fractures, complex intraarticular fractures and complex foot and ankle disorders. In conjunction with Dr. Lammens, Dr. Desai specializes in malunions, non-unions and traumatic reconstructions."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "To practice high quality orthopedic care for my patients. The philosophy is the patient drives the practice. The employees are team members who are mutually accountable and pursue our goal of high quality care in a team approach."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

98  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Multiple Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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51  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Swarthmore College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harborview Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cum Laude Society, 1982
  • Sigma XI Society, 1986
Media & Publications
  • Divergent Alignment of Femoral Interference Screws in Single Incision Endoscopic Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
128 total reviews (36 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (128)

  • 5
    (102)
  • 4
    (6)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (17)

Dr. Desai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (36)

I had a pretty complicated ankle/leg surgery after a tib/fib skiing. Had great care, great follow ups, and most important, the surgery went really well. Back in action after a couple of months and I owe it all to Dr. Desai. Thanks!
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I found Dr. Desai to be very personable and caring. From the first day I saw him before the surgery. He explained what would happen during surgery and was there for each visit after in order to ensure I was comfortable with everything. He had a great spirit of caring that you don’t find today...more
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Dr. Desai is a caring and skilled surgeon. I had a bad bike accident and broke my hip. He fixed it superbly and I was able to get back to all my favorite activities with no pain.
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This is how health care should be. Dr. Desai is so empathetic, sympathetic, compassionate and understanding. He listened to my concerns and addressed all of them clearly in a manner that I could understand. He is passionate about what he does. He made me feel so comfortable. My only regret is that...more
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He always is very straight forward with a diagnosis. And conservative with treatment
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