Most orthopedic procedures, especially orthopedic surgeries, are intricate and complex. It is important for the orthopedic surgeon to have a detailed understanding of the underlying physical structures and anatomy.
They should be able to create a customized surgical plan that can offer the patient predictable outcomes in a targeted and less invasive manner.
The surgeon should try to minimize risks and adopt a conservative approach while focusing on achieving sustainable benefits of function, movement, and pain relief for the patient.
Thomas & Bigler Knee & Shoulder Institute, led by board certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Steven C. Thomas and Dr. Gregory T. Bigler, provides orthopedic surgery to patients in Las Vegas, Greater Pahrump, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, Mesquite, NV and surrounding communities.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
The results of the orthopedic surgery will last for many years to come, or likely the patient’s entire lifetime. Therefore, the patient should take the time to choose a surgeon who will offer them safe and sustainable outcomes.
It may seem like a confusing task to identify the right surgeon with so many doctors providing orthopedic surgery. However, some things make it more convenient for the patient to make the best choice.
The patient should choose a surgeon who has performed multiple orthopedic surgery procedures before and has a record of creating excellent results.
Many surgeons are renowned for specific procedures but do not have hands-on knowledge of the surgery that the patient is considering. Such surgeons are likely not an appropriate choice.
It would be beneficial for the patient to work with a surgeon with training in managing surgical complications. The possibility of developing such complications is low, but choosing a surgeon with specialized training in this field will reduce the risks even further.
The patient, on the other hand, should assess whether the surgeon they are considering has a good record. Potential patients have a right to attain all pertinent information on the surgeon from the state medical board.
They will encourage them to share their innate concerns, clarify doubts, and ask questions during the pre-operative consultation. The surgeon will provide detailed and accurate answers to ensure that the patient is completely satisfied.
The surgeon will engage closely with patients to develop an individualized surgical plan that is customized to address the unique aesthetic and functional needs of each patient.
The kind Dr. Thomas and Dr. Bigler provide their patients with the highest level of care. They are committed to a holistic approach to diagnosis and treating a wide range of orthopedic injuries and conditions.
Certifications and Affiliations
Patients should always choose a board certified orthopedic surgeon for effective and safe outcomes. Doctors can only attain this renowned certification after dedicated training in the area of orthopedic surgery. On top of this, doctors must undertake ongoing education to retain their board certification.
Most surgeons have photos of past procedures on their practice site or in the office. Patients should see these pictures carefully and evaluate whether the results appear satisfactory.
Board certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Thomas and Dr. Bigler receive patients from Las Vegas, Greater Pahrump, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, Mesquite, NV, and nearby areas for orthopedic surgery.
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