A native Las Vegan, Parminder S. Kang, M.D. is happy to be back in his home town. He graduated from the Academy of Math Science and Applied Technology at Las Vegas' Clark High School. He then graduated with honors in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001. A knee injury in college led him to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Kang received his medical degree from the State University of New York College of Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class (AOA) in 2005. He then completed his orthopaedic residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in 2010. During his residency, he received the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma Best Teaching Resident award. After completing his general orthopaedic training, he obtained a prestigious fellowship for an additional year of training in Adult Reconstruction and Hip Preservation at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2011. During his fellowship, Dr. Kang worked directly with surgeons and researchers who were instrumental in developing the treatment protocol for hip problems. He also trained with Dr. Robert Barrack, one of the pioneers in bringing hip resurfacing to the United States. Throughout his clinical training, Dr. Kang has done research on various topics such as proprioception following total joint replacement surgery and the effects of metal-on-metal hips. He has been published in peer review journals such as the Journal of Orthopedics. He has also authored an instructional DVD about hip resurfacing with Dr. Robert Barrack and written review chapters on primary and revision total hip replacement. Dr. Kang is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. His practice focuses on providing advanced conservative and surgical care to patients with hip and knee problems, particularly with injuries to the cartilage and/or labrum. He uses the newest techniques and cutting edge technologies to treat his patients. His subspecialty qualifications include: Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty Hip resurfacing Hip arthroscopy Hip preservation procedures (pelvic osteotomy, surgical dislocation) Knee arthroscopy Minimally invasive total and partial knee arthroplasty Complex hip and knee revision surgery Dr. Kang is a certified diver and also enjoys hiking, power lifting, biking and playing softball. He is a big believer in giving back; in the spring of 2012 he went on a medical mission to Guatemala where he provided general orthopedic care, both surgical and non-surgical. He is also active in the community giving talks on hip and knee arthritis at various hospitals. Dr. Kang has been a valued member of Desert Orthopedic Center since 2012 when he was recruited by Dr. Todd Swanson to take over his practice.
Dr. Kang'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 Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Kang's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Excision of Femur or Knee
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement Revision
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Peripheral Nerve Block
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Nevada.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
Medical School | Graduated 2005
Baylor College of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals
Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
Baylor College of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals
Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Kang has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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