How to Decide Where to Get Shoulder Surgery in Midtown

In Need of Shoulder Surgery? Choose Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

While all surgeries are intimidating, a trip to the operating room can create long-term health benefits for patients and potentially relieve them of their pain. In particular, if you’re an athlete with a shoulder injury, and you believe you may need shoulder surgery in Midtown, schedule an evaluation at one of the best orthopaedic practices in the area.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has expanded and opened a new office in New York featuring two expert Sports Medicine surgeons. Our orthopaedic team encourages patients to find the best practice and surgeon for their own individual needs. Below, we tell you how to make the most of your search and why our practice ranks superior in orthopaedic care.

Three Key Tips for Choosing and Communicating with Your Surgeon

Most people who opt for surgery are told by their doctors that it is the best option for their condition and lifestyle. For example, athletes with serious injuries (such as an ACL tear or a shoulder dislocation) will probably require a surgical procedure if they intend on getting back to their sport as soon as possible. Likewise, throwing athletes and those who use their upper bodies are more vulnerable to getting shoulder injuries and, consequently, shoulder surgeries.

When it comes to choosing a shoulder surgeon, you can navigate the search process more easily with the following tips.

  1. Evaluate your choices
    What surgeon qualities are you looking for? Your preferences matter, especially when it comes to your health and the orthopaedic care you receive. Some common traits patients look for in a surgeon include:

    • Compassion

    • Eloquence

    • Professionalism

    • Extensive education

    • Focus

    • Accessibility

    • Communication

    Narrowing down your options implies doing some research on your own. Check out online patient reviews of each of your surgeon candidates to learn what kind of traits they possess. Even if you received a referral or recommendation from a doctor or friend, learning about the doctor yourself in preparation of the appointment can help you have more trust and confidence in your final decision.
  2. Location, location, location
    Location matters. Think logistically about where to find a Sports Medicine surgeon near you. If your shoulder injury is too severe for you to drive a car, arrange a ride in advance with a friend or family member, or, if feasible, take public transportation.

  3. Speak clearly and honestly
    The success of your surgery partially depends on the relationship between you and your surgeon. With that in mind, communicate honestly about every detail of your medical history and injury. Some patients, especially those who have not previously had a surgical procedure, express their unease and anxiety about this treatment option. A personable and respectful surgeon will listen to every patient’s concerns and give an informative and comforting response.

Why Choose Rothman Orthopaedic Institute for Shoulder Surgery in Midtown?

The Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow teams at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute have been the leading provider of orthopaedics in the Philadelphia region for decades. Now, the same high-quality orthopaedic care is available to more communities. Our Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow specialists diagnose and treat athletes of all levels, from the major leagues to little leagues. We perform approximately 10,000 sports surgeries per year, which makes us highly qualified and experienced.

Many athletic shoulder injuries are treated with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses a small camera to view the inside of the shoulder joint, as well as specialized instruments needed to treat the specific condition. Our Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow doctors specialize in arthroscopic surgery and other types required to treat even the most severe injuries. At Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, you’re in good hands.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss shoulder surgery in Midtown, or if you want more information about shoulder injuries, please visit us here or contact us at 1-800-321-9999.

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