Dr. Swanson is one of the country’s leading Total Joint Replacement surgeons. Since 1997 he has performed over 3000 minimally invasive total hip procedures. He has been teaching this new technique to other surgeons, and reports his own research demonstrating the procedure’s benefits (see Publications and Presentations ).

Dr. Todd Swanson graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and attended Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his general orthopedic training at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California and specialized in total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder during a fellowship at the Metropolitan/Mount Sinai Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Since finishing his fellowship in 1991, Dr. Swanson has practiced with Desert Orthopaedic Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Board certified, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Swanson focuses his practice on total joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr. Swanson serves as a consultant for orthopedic implant companies and directs the Desert Orthopedic Research Foundation, a not-for-profit research organization working to benefit patients with orthopedic problems. Several research studies and orthopedic implant design innovations have been developed through Dr. Swanson’s work and research. Additionally, he directs the Desert Orthopaedic Center Adult Reconstructive Fellowship program, a post-residency training program that prepares orthopedic surgery graduates for a career in total joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Swanson’s CV (PDF)

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