How to Choose The Best Surgeon For Knee Injuries / Surgery in The Greater Bullhead City, NV Area

How to Choose The Best Surgeon For Knee Injuries / Surgery in The Greater Bullhead City, NV Area, Knee and Shoulder InstituteFor a major procedure such as orthopedic surgery, patients should invest time in choosing the best possible surgeon for their needs. They should closely evaluate the surgeon’s academic background and experience.

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.


Steven C. Thomas, M.D.

Dr. Thomas graduated from medical school at Johns Hopkins in 1984. Thereafter, he completed five years of orthopedic residency training at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, and affiliated hospitals.

Following the completion of residency, he stayed on with Dr. Frederick Matsen to continue fellowship training in surgery of the shoulder and elbow as well as to complete his research in cruciate ligament reconstruction and sports injuries of the knee.

Upon finishing his additional training, Dr. Thomas completed a traveling fellowship in arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.

At the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Dr. Thomas received training from Dr. Russell Warren, team physician for the New York Giants professional football team among other teams. He then trained in southern California with Dr. Stephen Snyder, who is believed to be one of the most innovative and pioneering arthroscopists of our time.

Dr. Thomas has multiple publications in the orthopedic literature, including co-authorship of numerous chapters in the major orthopedic textbooks.

His present practice does not address general orthopedic issues but focuses on sports injuries and arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder conditions. Dr. Thomas is a specialist in the treatment of knees and shoulders.

Due to the greater prevalence of knee problems, he treats around 15 percent more knees in comparison to shoulders. He has a board certification in general orthopedic surgery as well as a subspecialty certificate in orthopedic sports medicine.

The considerate Dr. Thomas has undertaken over 30,000 surgeries to date. He performs all of his surgeries on his own and does not allow residents, fellows, or other surgeons in training to undertake any of his procedures.


Gregory T. Bigler, M.D.

Dr. Bigler has a board certification in orthopedic surgery and is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Since 1991, he has been practicing in Las Vegas.

The caring Dr. Bigler attended medical school at the University of Utah. He published multiple scientific papers while in med school and graduated with honors. He received his orthopedic training at the University of Oregon.

After completing his orthopedic training, Dr. Bigler decided to sub-specialize in the growing area of sports medicine and arthroscopy. An arthroscopy is a surgical approach that involves the use of tiny telescopes and instruments to address diseases of the joints.

Dr. Bigler completed his sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital. As a sports medicine fellow, the scope of his responsibilities including assisting in taking care of the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins, and Harvard athletic teams.

Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Bigler was chosen among six physicians nationally to undertake a traveling fellowship where he traveled worldwide learning and teaching orthopedic approaches.

After moving to Las Vegas, Dr. Bigler has also been a team physician in the UNLV Athletic Department and with the CSN teams. He has served on the physician staff for the San Diego Padres and is presently an assistant clinical professor at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

Dr. Bigler has served as the Nevada delegate for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

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.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about the Knee and Shoulder Institute procedures & treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada board-certified surgeons Steven C. Thomas, MD and Gregory T. Bigler, MD. Contact the office today click here.

Serving patients from and around greater Las Vegas, Lake Havasu, Bullhead City, Mesquite, Pahrump, Nevada.

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