Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that can be used for a variety of conditions that affect the shoulder joint, such as a torn rotator cuff. This procedure involves inserting a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the patient’s shoulder joint. The camera transmits high-resolution images onto a screen that our surgeon, Dr. Steven S. Godlberg, assesses and repairs the visible shoulder damage.

This technique avoids cutting muscles or tendons to gain visual access to the affected area. The benefits of arthroscopy versus traditional shoulder surgery include less pain, minimal tissue damage and scarring, and a quicker recovery for patients. Shoulder repair can be performed as an outpatient procedure in our accredited office surgical suite for convenient treatments for shoulder problems in Naples, Florida.

Arthroscopic Treatment for Shoulder Injuries

Orthopedic surgeons can diagnose and treat many different shoulder conditions with arthroscopy. Some of these include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears, or tears in the shoulder joints
  • Impingement problems, bone spurs, or glenohumeral joint injuries
  • Bicep tendon injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Calcium deposits

Arthroscopic Surgery Recovery

Recovery from arthroscopic surgery is often faster than traditional open surgery, allowing patients to return more quickly to their daily activities. Some discomfort, pain, and limited mobility should be expected several weeks after surgery.

Participation in physical therapy is important to help strengthen and restore the shoulder’s mobility and decrease shoulder instability. Dr. Goldberg’s practice recommends a rehab protocol that encourages patients to perform specific exercises the first day after surgery and start physical therapy within a week of their operation. Implementing a rehab protocol enables patients to return more quickly to their daily activities.

Orthopedic Surgeons in Naples, FL

Experience is important when choosing a physician for shoulder surgery. Dr. Goldberg has performed over 2,000 arthroscopic shoulder procedures in his career, making him one of the most experienced surgeons in the Southwest Florida area. Schedule an appointment today by calling our office or contacting us online!