Dr. Lawrence Richard HuffJr , MD

Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery

(702) 731-1616

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


Coming from an Air Force family, Dr. Huff moved to Las Vegas in 1980 where he grew up and graduated from Las Vegas High School. After high school, he was presented with a tough decision, either accept an appointment to the Air Force Academy or accept a scholarship to play baseball at California State University at Los Angeles. Staying true to his dream, Dr. Huff accepted the scholarship to CSULA where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. His decision paid off because in 1994, Dr. Huff was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball Draft. He played in the Phillies farm system for six years before being traded to the Kansas City Royals and subsequently ending his career with the Minnesota Twins as a free agent. During that time, Dr. Huff experienced a labrum tear in his shoulder and was treated by one of the top Sports Medicine doctors, Dr. Lewis Yocum. Although he continued to play baseball for several years after his injury, his experience with an orthopaedic injury gave him a new focus and he decided to pursue medicine to help others. Dr. Huff returned to Las Vegas and obtained his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Huff completed his orthopaedic residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Huff has published research on upper extremity trauma, Proximal Humeral Fracture Fixation: a Biomechanical Comparison of the Two Constructs, in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and was awarded the Best Teaching Resident by the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. After residency, he sought further training in Shoulder and Elbow surgery at The C.O.R.E. (Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education) Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Huff specializes in complex surgeries of the upper extremity including Shoulder and Elbow Replacement, Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery, Rotator Cuff Repairs, Trauma and Fracture Care as well as sports related Shoulder and Elbow injuries. He believes his background as a patient and an athlete gives him a unique perspective on the positive impact orthopaedic treatment can have on lives and careers.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 12 Years

Languages Spoken: Chinese ,English , French and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Nevada School Of Medicine,University Of Nevada School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 2007

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
  • Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center

Specialties: Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem HMO Nevada
  • Anthem NV Choice PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care of Nevada PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • One Health Network
  • Sierra Health Southern Nevada PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. HuffJr's Office Information

Fax: (702) 273-4490
Website: doclv.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM