I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...
I wanted to combine my background in science and engineering with the art of healing to alleviate pain, restore function, and help patients return to productive and fulfilling lives.
What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?
By far it is the connection with my patients. Each patient has an incredibly interesting and rich story to tell and I am honored that they trust me enough to let me into their lives and to allow me to care for them.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Most of my free time is spent with my lovely family, my wife Amirra and our five children, Dounya, Jenna, Leena, Sophia, and Adam. We love to play together, travel together, learn together, and explore all life has to offer together.
In what volunteer activities or efforts do you engage that mean the most to you and those you serve?
The majority of my volunteer activity is dedicated to my children’s school and after school activities.
Ortho-pinions by Dr. Basil Besh
- What would cause the pinkie in my hand to go numb when I lay down?
- Are revisions to loosened screws in wrist plates common? If so, what are the results typically like?
- After wrist surgery on a broken wrist, my hand is swollen and first three fingers are numb. What can I do about this?
- How can I tell if my wrist is broken or just sprained???
- I’ve been wearing a cast for two months due to a broken wrist. I can use my wrist and the hand looks better, but I have been getting shooting pain. What can I do for this pain?
- After cementing my wrist fracture for 45 days, how long I should stop from doing hot and cold compresses?
- I broke the third metacarpal in my right hand during a motocross accident. The x-ray shows a clear break and the bones are not currently aligned. Is this injury something I can correct without surgery and without a 6-week cast?
- I fractured my wrist. The cast is itchy, and it stinks. Can I take it off and wrap an ace bandage around it?