Orthopedic shoulder surgery can provide extensive relief for many patients. If you are a resident of Brownstone, PA, and interested in how orthopedic shoulder surgery may be right for you, schedule your first appointment with Dr. Michael Bercik at Lancaster Orthopedic Group today.

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon Brownstown, PADr. Michael Bercik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and orthopedic traumatology. Dr. Michael Bercik graduated from Georgetown University before completing his medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He later returned to complete an orthopedic trauma fellowship, following his residency at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. During his orthopedic trauma fellowship, Dr. Bercik learned advanced techniques to treat acute fractures and post-traumatic complications such as nonunions, malunions, infections, and arthritis. 

Dr. Bercik is dedicated to continuing his education beyond his fellowship experiences and remains an active member of academic research communities. He continually follows the orthopedic field to learn the latest scientific methods and evidence-based discoveries. In addition to keeping up with modern methods, Dr. Bercik pursues research of his own. He has authored several peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a book chapter.

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery to improve shoulder range of motion

We use our arms for many types of movements: Overhead, behind, sideways, and forward reaches. We are able to move our arms so freely because of the shoulder joint. When this joint becomes injured or limited in some way, it can drastically decrease our quality of life. 

Shoulder immobility can be caused by many conditions, but frozen shoulder and impingement syndrome are two of the most common causes. If nonsurgical methods such as physical therapy are ineffective, Dr. Bercik may recommend a minimally invasive type of surgery, known as Arthroscopic surgery. This type of surgery is performed using pencil eraser-sized incisions through which equipment and a tiny camera are inserted. Dr. Bercik is then guided by the screen to repair damaged tissue and improve movement of the shoulder. 

Arthroscopy for frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder, known as adhesive capsulitis, leads to shoulder stiffness and pain. If not treated, this condition leads the shoulder to “freeze” and makes it difficult—or impossible—to move the shoulder. This is seen more often in patients above the age of 40 and in women. 

During the surgical procedure, Dr. Bercik will cut through tight portions of the shoulder capsule in order to loosen the capsule and break up any scar tissue. Depending on your condition, he will repair and reattach any damaged soft tissues, in addition to manipulating the shoulder to increase movement.

Arthroscopy for shoulder impingement syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome, also known as shoulder bursitis or rotator cuff tendonitis, is caused by the rotator cuff tendons becoming trapped or compressed. This can cause pain and difficulty moving the shoulder joint. During surgery, Dr. Bercik will perform subacromial decompression. This is a procedure to increase space between the rotator cuff and acromion in order to increase movement ability and free the tendons in the shoulder. The goal of this procedure is to eliminate symptoms and prevent any future trapping of tendons in the shoulder.

Let’s work together!

For residents of Brownstone, PA, Dr. Michael Bercik at Lancaster Orthopedic Group offers high quality, affordable orthopedic shoulder care. As a board-certified orthopedic shoulder surgeon, he has spent years building advanced skills to ensure his patients achieve outstanding results with minimal recovery time. To schedule your first appointment, click the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or call (866) 564-1000.