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About Dr. Matthew C Biggerstaff
Dr. Matthew C Biggerstaff, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Des Moines, IA. He has 14 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Biggerstaff is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Greater Regional Medical Center and University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics. He speaks English.
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Dr. Matthew C Biggerstaff has the following 2 specialties
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Pain Medicine
Dr. Matthew C Biggerstaff has the following 3 expertise
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Acute Pain
Dr. Biggerstaff is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
14 Years Experience
Des Moines University
Graduated in 2004
Dr. Matthew C Biggerstaff accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry IA PPO
- First Health PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
- Wellmark Alliance Select
Locations & DirectionsBROADLAWNS MEDICAL CENTER, 1801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA
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