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 rotator cuff tear from an excessive range of motion. This procedure involves inserting a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the patient’s shoulder joint through a few small incisions. The camera transmits high-resolution images onto a screen that our surgeon, Dr. Steven S. Godlberg, assesses and uses to repair 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 rotator cuff repair 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 rotator cuff injuries, problems in the shoulder blade, and convenient treatments for shoulder pain 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

Dr. Goldberg is calming and professional.

My shoulder replacement is fantastic. Played tennis after 10 weeks. Dr. Goldberg is calming and professional. – C.D.

I would have no hesitancy suggesting him to anyone with similar problems.

My experience with Dr. Goldberg has been wonderful. I felt totally informed of my problem and what would correct it. He did a great job on my shoulder replacement/reversal and today it feels excellent. The follow up with Dr. Goldberg and his staff has also been wonderful. I would have no hesitancy suggesting him to anyone with similar problems. – L.C.

Whole staff took top notch care of me!

GREAT DOCTOR!!!! Whole staff took top notch care of me! Would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Goldberg and his staff!!!! – G.D.


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!

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