Top Rotator Cuff Repair Orthopedic Surgeon NYC | Rotator Cuff Surgeon Upper East Side

Rotator Cuff repair surgery is one of the most popular reasons why professional athletes (and non-professional athletes)  come to our best in class, top rated, Upper East Side NYC orthopedic practice.

Whatever your shoulder issue is, your first step is to reach out to our medical staff for an initial consultation. No two shoulders are alike Dr. Jonathan Glashow (a top orthopedic specialists in shoulder surgery) will be happy to meet with you personally and determine the best course of actions to alleviate your shoulder pain and dysfunction.

I was referred to Dr. Glashow for rotator cuff surgery by my sports agent this past year. My remarks: 1) he is an athlete and understand the professional athlete’s need: to heal as quickly and strongly as humanly possible. 2) he is great at listening to his patients and patiently explaining the procedure; and 3) I loved being able to have my surgery at a surgery clinic, rather than a hospital – no hospital stay, no never ending paper-work and truly one on one personalized attention! My agent and I are both big fans of Dr. Glashow, and have referred many of our colleagues to him. ~ YELP

Please note: A doctor’s referral is NOT necessary from a General Practitioner to see our sports medicine or orthopedic surgery specialists for a consultation, 2nd opinion, or for treatment at our orthopedic practice – including rotator cuff repair surgery.

We offer full out of network insurance benefits (we will contact your insurance company and submit for you). You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of academic medicine in a top rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork. Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote.

Diagnostic tests, treatments consultations can often be carried out on the same day. We offer true concierge medicine to all patients, irregardless of insurance. We have the ability to see our patients immediately; same day, nights and weekend and offer emergency services.

The actual rotator cuff is the group of tendons in the shoulder joint providing support and enabling proper range of motion. Major injury to the rotator cuff tendons may result in tears of these tendons and the condition is called a “rotator cuff tear”.  It is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in middle-aged adults and older individuals. It may occur with repeated use of arm for over head activities, while playing sports or during motor accidents. Rotator cuff tear causes severe pain, weakness of the arm, and crackling sensation on moving shoulder in certain positions. There may be stiffness, swelling, loss of movements, and tenderness in the front of the shoulder.

Your doctor may recommend surgery for a torn rotator cuff if your pain does not improve with nonsurgical methods. Continued pain is the main indication for surgery. If you are very active and use your arms for overhead work or sports, your doctor may also suggest surgery.

All-Arthroscopic Rotator Repair Surgery: During arthroscopy, the NYC orthopedic surgeon inserts a small camera, called an “arthroscope”, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments. Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your surgeon can use very small incisions (cuts), rather than the larger incision needed for standard, open surgery. This results in significantly less scaring and a more rapid recovery.All arthroscopic repair is usually an outpatient procedure and is the least invasive method to repair a torn rotator cuff.

Mini-Open Repair Rotator Cuff Surgery:  The mini-open repair technique uses newer technology and instruments to perform a repair through a small incision. The incision is typically 3 to 5 cm long. This technique uses arthroscopy to assess and treat damage to other structures within the joint. Bone spurs, for example, are often removed arthroscopically. This avoids the need to detach the deltoid muscle. Once the arthroscopic portion of the  rotator cuff surgery procedure is completed, the orthopedic surgeon repairs the rotator cuff through the mini-open incision. During the tendon repair, the surgeon views the shoulder structures directly, rather than through the video monitor.

Other signs that rotator cuff repair surgery may be a good option for you include:

  • Your symptoms have lasted for months despite physical therapy
  • You have a large tear (more than 3 cm)
  • You have significant weakness and loss of function in your shoulder
  • Your tear was caused by a recent, acute injury

If you are an out of town patient seeking our orthopedic surgeon’s best in class sports medicine diagnostic and surgery services for your rotator cuff repair surgery, please review the following link for travel information to our New York practice: Out of town travel information

Our best in class Upper East Side, NYC, orthopedic surgeons pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care for your Rotator Cuff Repair surgery. Our philosophy of direct orthopedic surgeon to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected practices on the Upper East Side in NYC. Feel free to contact us today, at any time, and start yourself on the road to recovery.

Dr. Jonathan Glashow, MD
737 Park Ave
# 1C
New York, NY 10021
(212) 794-5096