Dr. Hugh Bassewitz, MD

Dr. Hugh Bassewitz, MD

20 reviews

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 48 years old

Desert Orthopaedic Center
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Dr. Bassewitz specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Las Vegas, NV. He practices at 1 location.

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
Henderson, NV |
I visited Dr. B several times and found him to be arrogant and rude. Each time I brought him a current MRI and asked him to evaluate my lower back condition. In my visit last October I asked him for a second opinion as to whether I would need surgery. He said that my back was fine. He said that if I had a TILF procedure with Dr. Khavkin I would end up a a cripple. I had the procedure with Dr. K and I am now pain free for the first time in my 70 years. Neurosurgeons are better trained.
in Las Vegas, Nevada |
I spent the last couple years in immense pain, and finally gave in to see the doctor. I was referred to Dr. Bassowitz. My husband was unable to attend the initial appointment, but he phoned in. Dr. Bassowitz was extremely accepting of him calling in and explained the diagnosis in great detail. We initially tried pain management and ultimately went with l4/l5 surgery. My recovery has been amazing. Dr. Bassowitz and his staff have been unbelievable in their assistance. Thank you!!!
in Las Vegas |
Despite some of his negative reviews on here for his bedside manners I have to tell you guys and share that he was the complete opposite with me. He was very compassionate and understanding of my situation in pain. He help me come up with all possible solutions and all possible out comes. I seen him for a second opinion on a sacroiliac joint fusion. He was straightforward and honest about everything. He made me feel very comfortable and confident that he knew what he was talking about.
in Las Vegas, NV |
At first I wasn't sure of Dr. Bassowitz's attitude, but as I got to know him, I found him direct, never talked down to me, answered all my questions. He and his assistant were very caring during my hospitalization.
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Dr. Bassewitz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California At Los Angeles

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beaumont Hospital

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection