Dr. Michael Miao, MD

Dr. Michael Miao, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o
Insurances Accepted

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Miao, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Miao is affiliated with Sunrise Children’s Hospital, St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus and Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Desert Orthopaedic Center

2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100

Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Teachers Health Trust

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Care Philosophy

Medicine is becoming more complicated. It is important to help patients to understand their medical needs in a thoughtful and considered manner that keeps patient welfare as the primary goal. My patients will become a critical and active partner in their own care and will have every opportunity to learn, understand, and participate in their own medical care.
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Dr. Miao's Experience

Dr. Miao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Casting
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations


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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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Pittsburgh Department Of General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Children's Hsp Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • UC San Diego/Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Carticel Cartilage Transplant training
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • High Performance Award - USA Swimming, 2008
  • Innovation Award - Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 2000
  • Customer Service Excellence - Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, 2002
  • Standards of Service Excellence - Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, 2002
Media & Publications

Dr. Miao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Miao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Miao to family and friends
based on 55 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Miao'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 (12)
in Las Vegas Nv |
This was my third experience iver the years between my husband Nd myself seeing Dr Miao. He is an excellent surgeon and. a consummate professional. He explained everything and educated me throughout the process.. I would highly recommend him to friends or family.
in Pahrump, NV |
Dr Miao is an excellent bedside orthopaedic physician. Explaining all that is going to be happening to you. Which makes you feel better.
in Henderson, NV |
When I called to make an appointment for my really bad knees I was referred to Miao. I was early for my 2 o'clock appointment. Waited more then a hour to be called. Then I was taken to a room way in the back. Very hard to walk. Staff was friendly. Was given a wheelchair to go to x rays (thank goodness) x ray tech extra nice. Then I saw the PA, he was nice and then Dr. Miao came in said both knees were bone on bone and needed surgery, but I need to lose weight. No help or offer for pain reliev
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Miao has the best bedside manner, he is always prompt, courteous, patient and thorough. Hands-down, he is an excellent physician. I highly recommend Dr. Miao and DOC to anyone in need of orthopaedic care. The office, exam rooms and imaging areas are impeccably clean and the staff members are all very kind. Also, when I really needed it, I was able to schedule an emergency appointment less than 24 hours in advance.
This was my first visit with Dr Miao. Went well since I do not remember hurting myself but I have pain. We took X-rays of my shoulder which look good. So he had me do many movements trying to figure out what might be the problem. Found a few things. Ordered an MRI to check the RC and ordered PT. All in all was a good visit
Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Miao, is short tempered and does not care about what the patient wants to ask him. This guy is only after the money. SO we will always ask you to get an MRI or Xray just so he can get a cut of that. I would not recommend this guy as a doctor. please stay away...
in Henderson, NV |
Dr. Miao has very little respect for his patient's time. Wait times in the waiting room and then the exam room are absolutely insane. My first appointment was 2.5 hours total with 10-15 minutes of actual time with Miao. The second appointment was 2-hours + in length with 10-15 minutes with the doctor. On my third visit, I walked out after not being seen after nearly an hour in the exam room. Clearly he is overbooking patients to maximize revenue. He clearly has a lack of respect for other's time
Henderson, NV |
Dr. Miao was very thorough in explaining everything including my MRI results. He showed me exactly what he was looking at and how it effected my knee. He gave me options and suggested taking the least evasive route to start. I really appreciated that.
Henderson, NV |
At my first visit with Dr. Miao, he took an x-ray of my knee, not an MRI. Hence, soft tissue damage didn't show. Later, my internist ordered an MRI and it showed worn cartilage. Dr. Miao left me in pain with no recommendations to ease it. During the appointment, he seemed short tempered, even rude. I will go to another orthopedic surgeon with more compassion.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Miao is a shoulder specialist very clear on his assessment of my condition and practical on what needs to be done.
in Las Vegas |
Dr. Miao was super professional with me he dedicated all the time necessary to answer all my questions and make me full aware of all the pros and cons to my situation. He was straightforward and was never rushed or made me feel on comfortable or worried. I highly recommend him for any Surgical needs.
in Las Vegas, NV |
I would not recommend Miao for anything except maybe swimming, apparently he is a good swimmer since he was in the Tiawan olympics, not USA. My husband had a workmans' comp. injury 2 years ago while working for CCSD and was sent to at least 8 doctors including Miao. I am a retired nurse of 30 years so I observe what is going on and attempt to give the doctors' input since I am my husbands total caregiver now 24/7. When I tried to tell Miao about his disability he became upset. He can't walk now
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Dr. Miao accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
  • Teachers Health Trust
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
    Sierra Health
    Sierra Option
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

Hospitals where Dr. Miao has admitting privileges

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Sunrise Children’s Hospital
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus
3001 Saint Rose Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
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