Dr. John Baldauf, MD

Dr. John Baldauf, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. John Baldauf, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100

Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Culinary Health Fund
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Knee Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
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Care Philosophy

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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 Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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.


  • University Of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Med Center La New Orleans Tulane
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Tulane University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baldauf has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baldauf's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baldauf to family and friends
based on 62 total reviews (32 with comments)
Dr. Baldauf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (32)
in Rexburg, ID |
Scrolled to see what complaints people had with Dr. B. and I can honestly say that none of them make sense. Dr. baldauf was attentive, funny, smart, thorough, patient, and even teased me. He's a great doctor, and his nurses etc all look up to him and emulate his funn loving and professional outlook.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. John Baldauf takes his time with each patient. He tries using other methods like instead of surgery in my case. He's wonderful, I appreciate his techniques..
in Las Vegas |
Dr Baldauf is low key , competant and very easy going. He has never seemed rushed and always takes all the time needed to make sure I am both informed and comfortable with my treatment plan. He also isn't in a rush to get into surgery and at the same time is really to operate and correct and improve the orthopedic problem at hand. Dr Baldauf has carried for three members of my family and all of us are 100 percent happy with him and his support staff DOC is the very best.
in Las Vegas |
Dr. Baldauf is an excellent, caring surgeon who is easy to work with. He is a good listener and his explanations are easy to understand. I have had him perform a hip replacement and knee replacement. I will continue to see him for my orthopedic needs.
Henderson, NV |
i am grateful that Dr. Baldauf agreed to see me and got me in so quickly. (A number of other doctors would not agree to see me as I had prior joint replacement surgery in another town.) The doctor was very professional as was all of his staff.
in Henderson, NV, 89002 |
No nonsense interface. The Dr’s manner left me with a feeling of confidence. It has been a long time since I was able to leave a Doctor visit and have a feeling of absolute assurance.
in Henderson, NV |
I am very impressed. Scheduling was very easy. Paperwork online made it so much easier. Appt. Wait time was good. Office, X-Ray and medical staff were excellent. Dr. Baldauf was very thorough and patient. He explained everything very well and his recommendations were much appreciated. Looking forward to my follow up in a couple of weeks after some tests are done.
in Las Vegas, Nevada |
I have Frozen shoulder and in July of 2017, I met with Dr. Baldauf's assistant (Heather Ta, PA-C). I was in so much pain and crying. Heather was so compassionate and caring. She took her time and explained to me exacting what I was dealing with. She explained to me all my options and never at any time did I feel rushed. You can tell that Heather cares so much about her patients. What a great asset she is to this office. She deserves 5 stars and more! Thanks Heather for being so caring.
Las Vegas, NV |
Very happy with care and treatment of knee-receiving euflexxa injections. Staff is very attentive and shows sincere concern to your issues
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. John Baldauf, is one of the best in the field of orthopaedic. I had to have a knee arthroscopy to remove a lose body and with it being my first surgery, I had many questions that were all answered.He truly does care for his patients and treats his patients with the utmost respect. His entire team is professional and eager to help. I had a great experience dealing with Heather and Cyndi. Communication is great prior to appointments and after surgery.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Baldauf is an exceptional and caring doctor. He has treated me for years as well as my wife. I recommend Dr. Baldauf to anyone that is having orthopedic pain and needs a knowledgeable doctor that can be trusted. DOC is the only place I go for my care. Anthony Montijo
in Las Vegas, NV |
There is without a doubt that I would highly recommend Dr. Baldauf. Dr Baldauf has done (not due to his fault) 4 surgeries on my knee. He has always been upfront with respect to prognosis and has always followed through. His staff is professional in every way and Dr Baldauf and his staff treat you professionally. The doctor finally got my knee to work properly and has made it possible for me to walk and get around better then before. Highly recommend.
Glendale, CA |
Dr. Baldauf saw me for a second opinion following hip replacement surgery when no one else would. He detected my problem immediately and made an effort to get me an appointment with a spine specialist the next day. He is professional and personable and would not hesitate to recommend him.
in Henderson, NV |
Dr Baldouf is very knowledgeable and I feel comfortable and assured with his diagnosis and treatment plans. His staff is very friendly and I usually don't wait too long to see him.
in Henderson, NV |
I have been seeing Dr. Baldauf for a long time, both for shoulder and knee problems, and I'm sure you'll never find a more highly qualified surgeon. He actually teaches the other doctors how to perform shoulder and knee surgery, so what higher recommendation could one want?
Las Vegas, NV |
The whole experience from calling in to make an appointment to seeing the Physician staff was great. I would recommend Dr Bauldauf and Desert Orthopedic Center to anyone who is need of Orthopedic help!
in Las Vegas, Nevada |
This was my first visit for a injured knee. Dr. was thorough in his review of my problem. Suggested the initial course of action and I am pleased to say I am feeling much better. Dr. suggested he check mu knee in a month. Dr. was knowledgeable and caring and I had confidence in his judgement. He has an excellent success rate with his patients.
in Las Vegas, NV |
in Henderson, NV |
I highly recommend Dr. Baldauf. He is extremely competent, knowledgeable, loves what he does, and is an excellent surgeon, who does not recommend surgery as the first option. He successfully reset my husband's broken femur, performed a total hip replacement for me, and currently has recommended physical therapy (instead of surgery) for a shoulder issue of mine. If and when I may need surgery, he will be my go to surgeon. He knows what he's doing and loves his profession.
in Henderson |
Great doctor, good service and excellent staff.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr John Baldauf is very easy to work with on your particular problem and is very intune to your needs and wants to make your treatment as pleasant as possible. He's the best as far as I'm concerned.
Newark, NJ |
Good explanation of problem. Excellent manner and concern. Not rushed.
Henderson, NV |
Very likely. Dr. Baldauf is an excellent doctor. He's done surgery on my knee and taken care of a few other minor, but important issues for me.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Baldauf was very nice & explaiined things well to me. He even gave me an advice while already heading out. Thanl you! Keep up the good work!
in Las Vegas, NV |
Requested an appointment & was able to get one the following day. The staff were all exceptional and surgery is already in the works. After trying to get to this point for 7 months I am excited to proceed & get back to a normal. I would give 5 stars if I had a little more interaction to base it on, l am pretty sure it is just around the recovery. Thx.
Henderson, NV |
Dr Baldauf was recommended by my home health nurse as being one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the Las Vegas valley. I was turned down for a total knee replacement by another orthopedic surgeon, and my nurse said he is willing to take on cases that other doctors won't. When I met him, he seemed very congenial and professional, and was very empathetic with my particular situation. He is one of those doctors that makes you feel confident that you made the right choice.
in Henderson, NV |
It is easy to get an appointment. Waiting times to see the Doctor are sometimes excessive. This is due to the fact that the Dr. spends a LONG time with you, really listening to your problems. He seems to sympathize and offer help. He is open to opinions of others. He has a great bedside manner. I have been having problems with my knee replacement, and I believe he is really concerned about my care, making suggestions, and offering advice.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Baldauf was very pleasant. He listened to what I had to say. I went in for a one year post surgery exam for my hip. I mentioned my knee was bothering me, and even tho the office was busy, he said "lets check out while you're here", and ordered another set of X-rays, he was very considerate, I appreciated not have to make another appointment. He then treated my knee with a shot! Amazing! It was a great Dr. Visit!
in Henderson, NV |
It is often said that office staff can make or break a doctor, in this case his immediate staff helped to make what was a bad situation into a great outcome! I waited over 5 1/2 years for my hip replacement due to a nightmare workman's comp case, then at the last minute was switched to Dr Baldauf and his team. From the first appointment I felt comfortable and reassured that I was in good hands. I had a few hitches in my recovery, not due to the surgery,and his team stood by me through it all!
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Baldauf was great!
Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Baldauf performed the surgery to repair my broken knee cap. He was very informative before and after the surgery in explaining what needed to be done and the steps that I would need to go through during the healing and rehab process. If there was any complaint to be made, it would be the actual DOC office itself - the waiting room furniture is not friendly for someone who has to keep their leg straight without bending it. But this complaint is against DOC office furniture, it is not agains
in Henderson, NV |
NOT RECOMMENDED. Assembly line medical practice. Long hold times for phone calls. You think you see Dr when in reality you see PA. Front desk/billing needs replacing or major customer service retraining. PA blows off complaint of prescribed a drug I'm allergic to w/ oh, that's standard therapy after surgery. That's the assembly line feeling. You do NOT need to use their PT centers, no need to take their preop drug screen test, make sure they check the length of time box on DMV handicap form.
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