Dr. Biggerstaff

About Dr. Biggerstaff

Dr. Biggerstaff is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist serving the healthcare needs of women for more than 30 years.

A leader in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology locally, regionally, and nationally, his focus is on bringing the newest advances in care to women, including advances in minimally invasive surgery techniques and technology (so-called laser surgery), frequently teaching other physicians. Active in clinical research, Dr. Biggerstaff was one of the first physicians certified in Advanced Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy, Inc.

Dr. Biggerstaff has served as Chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as Chief of Staff (2003-2004) for Candler Hospital in Savannah.  He has served on and frequently chaired many of the hospital committees responsible for quality improvement in the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System.

 

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Dr. Biggerstaff participates and has participated in a number of professional organizations including:

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Medical Association of Georgia
  • Medical Society of Georgia
  • Gynecologic Surgery Society
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • International Society for Gynecologic Laparoscopy
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry

Recognition

Dr. Biggerstaff has been recognized and selected as one of: “The Best Doctors in America” and as one of “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists.”

The Physician
 In addition to special interest in women’s wellness, fertility therapy, and adolescent gynecology, Dr. Biggerstaff performs advanced laparoscopic surgery (a form of minimally invasive surgery). New technologies have significantly improved the treatment of many conditions. Many gynecologic surgeries can be done today using laparoscopic surgery, or what is commonly referred to as “laser surgery.” Many of these procedures no longer require the relatively large incision and prolonged recovery time of traditional surgery. Instead, small incisions (or no incisions) can frequently be made to perform surgery, often on an outpatient basis, with less discomfort and frequently fewer risks.

His Training
Dr. Biggerstaff grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University in 1968. Dr. Biggerstaff received his medical degree from The Medical University of South Carolina in 1972 and completed his ob/gyn residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in 1976.

His Other Interests
After ten years on Active Duty in The Army, he, along with his wife and two children, returned to the South and he began practice in Savannah in 1982. His interests outside of medicine and his family include fly fishing, music, cooking (with a preference for Northern Italian cuisine), and photography. Regarding photography, this is his other job on the weekends, concentrating on headshots and portraits.  See his photographs at: Dan Biggerstaff Photography.

The “apples of his eye” are his four grandchildren in 2013.

 

When asked how long he intends to practice medicine, “probably another 10 years or so.  Why stop doing something you love?”
                                            Advanced Healthcare for Women
                                             5354 Reynolds Street, Suite 518
                                               Candler Professional Building
                                                  Savannah, Georgia 31405
 
                                                  Telephone 912-355-7717
                                                         Fax 912-355-0979
                                                    gyndoc@bellsouth.net