Sports medicine is a highly specialized field, which encompasses a wide range of surgical as well as non-surgical treatments for injuries sustained during a sport or another aggressive physical activity. Dr. Steven Thomas and Dr. Gregory Bigler are board certified orthopedic surgeons providing cutting edge procedures for sports injuries to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada, and surrounding locations.
Dr. Steven C. Thomas
Dr. Thomas is a leading sports medicine specialist with expertise in the treatment of both knee and shoulder problems. While his practice addresses all types of orthopedic concerns, the focus of Dr. Thomas is on sports injuries and arthroscopic treatments of knees and shoulders. Knee problems are usually more prevalent than shoulder concerns among the patients of Dr. Thomas.
Dr. Thomas holds a board certification in general orthopedic surgery as well as a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. His extensive experience in this field can be gauged from the fact that has performed more than 30,000 surgeries in his career. One of the most significant aspects for new patients to know about Dr. Thomas is that he performs all of his own surgeries, and does not allow fellows, residents or other surgeons in training to do any of his surgeries.
Education and Training
Dr. Thomas completed his five years of residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington and affiliated hospitals. He followed this with fellowship training in surgery of the shoulder and elbow and research in sports injuries of the knee. He then completed a traveling fellowship in arthroscopic surgery of knee and shoulder injuries. He trained with Dr. Russell Warren, team physician for the New York Giants professional football team among other teams, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Dr. Gregory T. Bigler
Dr. Bigler is also a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He has been practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada for the last 25 years. He completed his medical degree from the University of Utah and graduated with honors. He published scientific papers while in medical school. He followed it with orthopedic training at the University of Oregon.
Training in Sports Medicine
Following his orthopedic training, Dr. Bigler went ahead with a sub-specialization in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopy. Dr. Bigler completed his sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship from the prestigious Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
As a sports medicine fellow, he helped take care of the New England Patriots football team, the Boston Bruins hockey team, as well as the Harvard athletic teams. After his fellowship Dr. Bigler was among six physicians selected nationally to do a traveling fellowship where he traveled the world learning and teaching orthopedic techniques.
Apart from his private practice, Dr. Bigler has served as a team physician in the UNLV Athletic Department and with the CSN teams. He was on the San Diego Padres physician staff, and is currently an assistant clinical professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He has been the Nevada delegate for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
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. call (702) 933-9393; Physical Therapy (702) 933-9394