Dr. David Bigler
Dr. Bigler very much enjoys helping patients with all varieties of skin diseases. Many of these diseases can be controlled or cured and people’s lives can be improved, sometimes dramatically.
Dr. Bigler’s favorite and most rewarding part of his practice involves diagnosing and curing skin cancer. Using Mohs procedure, cure rates are often in excess of 99% and the smallest amount of surrounding normal skin is sacrificed. Dr. Bigler received extensive training in Mohs surgery and all forms of skin cancer treatment at the University of Iowa.
He has integrated these skills and procedures into his practice since 1985. He incorporates the use of sutured closures, flaps and grafts, but also knows when it is advisable to allow the wound to heal on its own.
Gateway Dermatology, P.C. has an in-office, high quality lab for evaluation of Mohs surgery margins. Our histotech staff are top-notch and enable us to perform the most accurate laboratory procedures possible.
The American Society for Mohs Surgery is a non-profit professional medical society of over 500 Board-certified dermatologists, pathologists and dermatopathologists, as well as histotechnicians and other related professionals. Dr. Bigler has been a member since its inception, passing the certifying examination for fellowship status.
Professional memberships include:
- American Society for Mohs Surgery – Fellowship level
- American Academy of Dermatology – Fellowship level
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery – Fellowship level
- Nebraska Medical Society
- Lancaster County Medical Society
- Missouri Valley Dermatology Society
- Iowa Dermatology Society
- Attending Physician – Bryan/LGH Medical Center
- Courtesy Physician – St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
|Undergraduate:||Nebraska Wesleyan University|
|University of Nebraska, Lincoln|
|Medical School:||University of Nebraska College of Medicine|
|Residency:||Mayo Clinic – Internal Medicine|
|University of Iowa – Dermatology|
|Military:||Major, U.S. Army – Fort Stewart, Georgia – Internal Medicine|
|Practice:||Internal Medicine – Great Falls, Montana|
|Postgraduate Honor:||Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Honorary|
|Board Certification:||Dermatology 1985 – American Board of Dermatology|
|Internal Medicine 1974 – National Board of Medical Examiners|