Rural Surgical Associates in Las Vegas, NM
Dr. Patel, MD
Dr. Patel has completed two fellowship programs and has more than 10 years’ experience specializing in orthopedics.
Dr. Patel attended medical school abroad, but completed his first Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction (joint replacement) at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. He specialized in joint replacements for the hip, and knee, with emphasis on the anterior approach to the hip replacement. The anterior hip replacement surgery is the least invasive approach through a natural interval between muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the posterior and lateral pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed.
Dr. Patel furthered his education in a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Tumors at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Musculoskeletal tumors can originate in bone or soft tissues such as muscle and cartilage. If they are malignant, they are considered sarcomas. Although tumors of the musculoskeletal system are uncommon, a major concern with bone tumors is the development of pathologic fractures.
Dr. Patel is seeing patients at 1900 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas, NM 87701. Same day and next day appointments are available by calling 505.426.3795.