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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center has been a trusted provider of orthopedic care in metro Denver for more than 70 years. With more than 30 orthopedic surgeons, we are one of the largest and most specialized orthopedic groups in the United States and are known as a leader in orthopedic care. We offer highly trained surgeons and
specialists in sports medicine, spine, joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, foot and ankle, hand and wrist and non-operative pain management. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. That’s why patients of all ages — from children to seniors — trust Panorama Orthopedics to help them get them back to doing the things they love.
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Golden Office

660 Golden Ridge Rd., Suite 250

Golden, CO 80401

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Westminster Office

8510 N Bryant St. #120

Westminster, CO 80031

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Highlands Ranch Office

1060 Plaza Drive

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129​

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Westminster St Anthony North Office

500 West 144th Avenue, Suite 120

Westminster, CO 80023

Phone: (303) 233-1223

Castle Rock Office

4350 Limelight Ave. Suite 100

Castle Rock, CO 80109

Phone: (303) 233-1223


265 Tanglewood Lane. Suite  E-1

Silverthorne, CO 80498

Phone: (970) 262-7400

Medical icon Bharat Desai, MD

Bharat M. Desai, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon located in Denver. He specializes in orthopedic trauma and foot and ankle conditions. He graduated from Swarthmore College Pennsylvania and then earned his medical degree from Temple University in 1990. Dr. Desai later completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Due to his special interest in orthopedic trauma, Dr. Desai completed a trauma fellowship program at the esteemed Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington with a specialization in Orthopedic Trauma and Foot & Ankle Surgery. Dr. Desai became a part of the Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center team in August of 1996.

Dr. Desai was born in Kenya, but grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada where both of his parents worked as physicians. From Canada, Dr. Desai moved to Wichita, Kansas and later to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to complete his high school education. In high school, Dr. Desai participated in varsity tennis, soccer, squash and was the photography editor for the Haverford School yearbook. Dr Desai spent most of his young life moving to different states and countries, feels very fortunate to have been exposed to many different and diverse cultures. Treating patients that are in need of subspecialty care takes experience, empathy, judgment, technical expertise and passion

Through his year-long specialty fellowship trauma training at Harborview Medical Center, Dr. Desai was mentored by five Orthopedic Trauma surgeons that specialized in orthopedic fracture care and elective Foot and ankle cases. Dr. Desai’s trauma specialty is focused on Pelvis / Acetabular (hip joint) fractures, and lower extremity fractures. As a foot & ankle specialist, Dr Desai provides care for traumatic injuries to the foot or ankle, foot reconstruction/ fusions, bunion surgery, tendon and ligament injury/instability and total ankle replacements.

Dr Desai is often an early adopter of the newest evidence-based medical procedures. Having cared for complex pelvic fractures, Dr. Desai developed an interest in sacroiliac disorders which cause pain in the low back. Historically, patients that experienced complex pelvic fractures can develop sacroiliac (SI) joint pain – often from arthritis or previous lumbar fusions. Today, there are new implant options for SI joint fusions that drastically improve both outcome and function for sacroiliac (SI) disorders. Dr. Desai is a specialist in this procedure, regardless of whether the SI pain is from a traumatic injury, arthritis or other degenerative conditions.

He is also a specialist in a new foot and ankle procedure to correct the root cause of bunions. This procedure is referred to as Lapiplasty and Dr Desai was one of the first surgeons in Colorado to offer this innovative approach to address and repair bunions.

Dr. Desai was drawn to Panorama Orthopedic & Spine Center’s mission and values, which are centered on being an independent orthopedic practice which emphasizes mutual accountability and patient-centered care. He feels this allows him to provide the best care for his patients. He treats trauma patients at St Anthony’s Hospital, OrthoColorado Hospital, as well as, at various surgery centers.  Dr. Desai has been the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at OrthoColorado Hospital since its inception in 2010.

Dr. Desai has many hobbies outside of his work. Growing up in Canada, Dr. Desai played ice hockey and skied which he continues to do today. Additionally, Dr. Desai has five horses, and three dogs which he enjoys with his wife and daughter. His other interests include photography, swimming, and fly fishing.

Dr. Desai sees patients at Panorama’s office in Golden.

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A New Treatment Option for Painful Bunions

If you have painful bunions, there is a new, patented treatment option that aims to fix the root cause of the bunion and can often times have patients walking again within days of the surgery.

Lapiplasty 3D bunion correction is the newest way to address and repair bunions. Dr Desai is offering this exciting, new treatment option which does more than simply remove “the bump”; it addresses the bunion in three dimensions to correct the root of the problem. Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery.

Sometimes traditional surgery has failed to get to the true source of the problem – a 3-dimensional deformity caused by an unstable joint. This is why sometimes people who have had traditional surgery have had their bunions return.

With the new 3D bunion correction procedure, instead of cutting the bone in half and shifting the top part over, the patented Lapiplasty® Procedure uses specially-designed instrumentation to rotate the entire deviated bone back into its normal anatomical position, naturally straightening your toe; removing the “bump” and associated pain. Innovative titanium plating technology permanently secures the unstable foundation, the root of your bunion problem. Most patients are able to walk within days of surgery. No cast is required; allowing patients to get back to the shoe wear of their choice and activities quickly.

Learn more about the procedure by watching this short video:

If bunions are limiting your activities and lifestyle there is help!

Bunions can be very painful. With each step, your entire body weight rests on that bunion. Ouch! A common misconception about a bunion is that it is an overgrowth of bone that can simply be “shaved off”. In reality, bunions are complex deformities caused by an unstable joint.

Watch Laura’s story of Lapiplasty bunion correction:

The patented titanium plating technology used with the Lapiplasty®Procedure enables patients to bear weight on their foot early.1 The ability to do so can dramatically improve your recovery process, allowing you to walk up to 6-8 weeks earlier than with the more traditional Lapidus approach (which was previously the only option for addressing the unstable joint).

Being able to walk in a surgical boot, as opposed to being completely non-weight bearing (in a cast with scooter or crutches) for 6-8 weeks, means that you will be getting back to a better quality of life faster; may return to most occupations more quickly; and will be less inconvenienced by bunion surgery.



Frequently Asked Questions About Lapiplasty

How long is the recovery?

Can I wear fashionable shoes again?

Can I play sports after the Lapiplasty® Procedure?

Can the Lapiplasty® Procedure be performed on someone who has previously had traditional surgery?

I’ve heard the term “reproducible” used when describing the Lapiplasty® Procedure. What does that mean?

Can the Lapiplasty® Procedure be performed as an outpatient procedure & how long does it last?