Are you looking for an experienced orthopedic shoulder surgeon? Look no further than Dr. Bercik and our team at Lancaster Orthopedic Group. Dr. Michael Bercik and our skilled team in Mt Joy help Campbelltown, PA, residents recover from shoulder ailments and achieve high-quality outcomes quickly and effectively. Nobody should experience daily pain or movement restrictions, and an orthopedic shoulder surgeon can ensure you are on track to get back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible.

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon Campbelltown, PADr. Michael Bercik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in shoulder and slbow surgery and orthopedic traumatology. Not only is he accomplished domestically—receiving the Mark D Chilton award for outstanding patient care and the annual Orthopedic In-training Examination Award for scoring the highest in his residency program—but he is accomplished internationally as well. To continue developing his skills, Dr. Bercik completed two international fellowships training under some of the most accomplished shoulder surgeons in the world. Because of this, Dr. Bercik can take a unique and innovative view of shoulder ailments to develop out-of-the-box treatment plans that help his patients look, move, and feel their best.

Arthroscopic Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

How is arthroscopic surgery performed?

Arthroscopic surgery is a much less invasive procedure than traditional open surgeries. In arthroscopic procedures, small equipment specifically designed for this procedure is inserted through tiny incisions to look at the interior tissues and correct symptoms of illness or injury.

Arthroscopic procedures can be used for many related surgical procedures, such as:

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Repair or resection of torn cartilage
  • Reconstruction of ligaments
  • Removal of inflamed shoulder lining (synovium)
  • Removal of loose bone or cartilage
  • Correction of additional illness or injury

Arthroscopic surgery has the added benefit of being easier to recover from than traditional open surgeries. However, anesthetics are still often used to protect patients from pain or complications due to movement during the procedure. While most procedures can be performed arthroscopically, your orthopedic surgeon will advise what type of procedure is best for your specific condition.

What happens after arthroscopic surgery?

After arthroscopic surgery, the incisions will be disinfected and treated with a dressing. You will also be relocated to a recovery room and given any needed pain medication. Before leaving the hospital, you will be given instructions related to your recovery, such as what activities to avoid, how to treat the site, signs of infection or complications to look for, and the next steps for your rehabilitation plan.

What are the possible complications?

Complications are uncommon, but occasionally patients may experience bleeding, blood clots, infection, nerve damage, or blood vessel damage. However, these instances are rare and can be mitigated by an experienced surgeon. In less than 1 percent of procedures, equipment may break and need the surgeon to open the area.

What are the advantages of arthroscopic procedures?

Patients who have arthroscopic procedures typically have better outcomes, minor damage to surrounding tissues, quicker recovery times, and less pain.

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Residents of Campbelltown, PA, looking for a high-quality orthopedic shoulder surgeon should waste no time in scheduling their first appointment with Dr. Bercik and our experienced team at Lancaster Orthopedic Group. Schedule your first appointment today with Dr. Michael Bercik by using the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or calling (866) 564-1000.