Precision Care for Shoulder Health

Shoulder issues can significantly hamper your daily life, making simple tasks challenging and reducing your quality of life. Our facility offers shoulder arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that can diagnose and treat various shoulder conditions. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques to ensure successful outcomes and shorter recovery times. Choose us for your shoulder arthroscopy, and let us help you regain your shoulder health and return to your everyday activities without pain or restriction.

What is shoulder arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a fiber-optic device known as an arthroscope, along with small surgical instruments, to diagnose and treat various shoulder conditions. The procedure involves making several small incisions into the shoulder, avoiding the need to cut any muscles or tendons to gain access to the affected area.

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What to expect before and during your shoulder arthroscopy

Preoperative assessment

Before the surgery, your doctor will perform a thorough examination to assess your general health. This may include blood tests, X-rays, and an electrocardiogram (EKG). You'll discuss any medications you're taking and whether they should be stopped before the operation.


Shoulder arthroscopy is typically performed under general anesthesia, so you'll be asleep during the procedure. In some cases, regional anesthesia, which numbs only the arm and shoulder area, may be used.


Your surgeon will make small incisions around your shoulder joint. A small camera (arthroscope) will be inserted into one of the incisions to provide a clear view of the inside of your shoulder.


The images from the arthroscope are projected onto a screen, allowing your surgeon to explore the joint and identify any issues. Once the problem is identified, specialized instruments are inserted through other incisions to treat the issue.

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Benefits of shoulder arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy offers numerous benefits over traditional open surgery. These include:

  • Less tissue damage: As arthroscopy involves smaller incisions, it causes less damage to the surrounding tissues.
  • Shorter recovery times: Due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, patients typically recover more quickly than they would from traditional surgery.
  • Less scarring: Smaller incisions mean less scarring post-procedure.
  • Reduced postoperative pain: Patients often report less pain following arthroscopy compared to traditional surgery.
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Who is a good candidate for shoulder arthroscopy?

Many patients suffering from shoulder conditions can benefit from arthroscopy. It's especially beneficial for those who prefer a procedure with smaller incisions, less trauma, and shorter recovery times. However, some conditions may not be easily visible with the arthroscopic camera and might be better suited for traditional surgery. A thorough evaluation by our skilled surgeons will determine whether this procedure is right for you.

What is the recovery from shoulder arthroscopy?

Recovery times vary depending on each patient's individual condition. However, many patients can return to work within a few days post-procedure, with physical activity gradually reintroduced over time. A physical rehabilitation program will help restore function to the joint and ensure proper healing. Once fully healed, patients often experience restored function, pain relief, improved range of motion, and improved stability.

Why choose us for your shoulder arthroscopy?

Choosing us for your shoulder arthroscopy means entrusting your health to a team that marries superior skill with deep compassion. Our surgeons, all board-certified specialists, have graduated from top-tier institutions such as Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, Cornell, and Columbia. Their credentials are further bolstered by extensive fellowship training. We've made it a point to ensure our services are accessible to everyone, offering bilingual services in English and Spanish.

Our commitment goes beyond the operating room. This was exemplified when two of our doctors, during their residency, provided aid at Ground Zero on September 12, 2001.

The satisfaction and positive outcomes of our patients reflect the blend of technical expertise and empathetic care we offer. We stay ahead in the field of orthopaedic surgery by embracing the latest advancements and using the most precise techniques.

As part of a focused multidisciplinary team, our goal is simple but profound: to restore your health and mobility and return to your preferred lifestyle. Our surgeons' subspecialties cover sports medicine, trauma, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, and joint replacements. This allows us to provide a comprehensive and customized care plan for each patient. When you come to New York Sports & Joints for shoulder arthroscopy, you're choosing a dedicated team wholly committed to your well-being.

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