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Dr. Michael Miao, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Miao

Desert Orthopaedic Center

2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100 Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Dr. Michael Miao, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1991 and specializes in sports medicine, pediatric sports medicine, and more.


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(702) 731-1616

Dr. Miao accepts the following insurance:

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Federal Employee Program
Cigna
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Humana
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Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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Priority Health
Teachers Health Trust
Tricare
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PacifiCare PPO
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Dr. Miao's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Casting
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

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

Awards

  • 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

Dr. Miao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Miao

4.6

Based on 135 reviews

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Dr Miao was very thorough and professional. He explained the MRI to me. I trust his recommendation for treatment. I would definitely recommend Dr. Miao to others.
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Dr. Miao was very clear explaining my knee problem, I felt pleased with my first visit and I’ll recommend family and friends with Dr Miao
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Thank you Dr. Miao for restoring my knee. I found you and your staff at Desert Orthopedics to be Professional, Courteous and very Attentive. I will recommend you to family and friends because Sir I think you're the best in the area. With warm regards I thank you and your staff so very much for a job well done.
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DR.MIAO WAS THOROUGH IN THE EXAM AND HONEST ABOUT WHAT COULD BE DONE ABOUT MY SHOULDER.
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Dr. Miao is wonderful. His compassion, knowledge and kindness is unmatched.
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Dr Miao is an excelent person and Dr
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My visit was quick. I was called back right away and went right away into x-rays and it didnt take more than a few minutes to be seen, and my xrays were thoroughly explained
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HORRIBLE HUMAN THAT CALLS HIMSELF A DOCTOR!!! This QUACK saw my husband due to a workmans comp. injury that happened in 2014, my husband and I attempted to explain to this man what happened @ work and he told me to ""SHUT UP" and go stand in the corner and he told my husband that there was nothing wrong with him but when he RETIRES he should go and let MEDICARE treat him!!! HORRIBLE PERSON!!!
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First time to see Dr. Miao and he was very helpful and thorough with his findings. I called Desert Orthopedic to make an appointment with Dr. Baldauf, but he's so busy that he won't be able to see me after 30 days, so I asked if I can see another doctor asap. They gave me Dr. Miao and I was very pleased with him. He gave me a good determination of what the problem was, and recommended to have an MRI and see a spine doctor. I will definitely see him again if I ever have a knee problem.
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Excellent Dr Miao explained the MRI results in detail Explained my options for treatment and I never felt like he was in a hurry even though his office was full
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Very thorough and professional and took the time to listen to me on my issue .
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My husband and I both had successful shoulder surgery to repair issues that were not corrected after performing other options Dr. Miao tried. He and his staff are very professional and caring. He is very knowledgeable and spends as much time as needed to answer all questions you may have. We would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Miao did my R & L Rotator Cuff & L Knee Torn Meniscus surgeries in a 4 yr period ! All 100% successful !!!!! Each surgery was painless recovery !!! Dr. Miao personally called me at home day after surgery to check on me !! Once was on Christmas Eve !!! I have & will continue to refer others to Dr. Miao.. I can not say enough about the quality of his work !!!! God Bless Dr. Miao " his staff ..
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Dr. Miao is always patient, professional and knowledgeable about joint issues I have brought to him. He thoughtfully suggests non-invasive approaches to treatment to see if this is a viable alternative to surgery. His staff is very competent and polite. I highly recommend Dr. Miao.
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I was able to get in quickly and the office was very professional. Doctor Miao was very thorough and made sure I understood all my options for treatment. Wonderful experience during a very painful time.
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A consummate professional
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My daughter is a swimmer and I took her to see Dr. Miao after an AWFUL experience at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Med. Dr. Miao spent so much time examining and talking to us. He really helped us understand what was happening to our child. He is such a caring and knowledgeable physician and we HIGHLY recommend him. We wish there were more doctors in this world that have the same passion as he does. He is one in a million and one you can definitely TRUST! Thank you so much.
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Best orthopedic doctor in his special field. Have been going to him for over 10 years
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His concerns are based on the patient’s concerns.
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Must surely be among the best in his specialty in the Las Vegas/Henderson area. Highly skilled, using up-to-date procedures and practices. Great assistants and office staff. Wouldn't go anywhere else for orthopedic needs.
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