Are you in need of an orthopedic shoulder surgeon near Mohnton, PA? Dr. Michael Bercik at Lancaster Orthopedic Group provides high quality orthopedic care to residents across the state. For residents of Mohnton, PA, waste no time in scheduling your first appointment today.

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon Mohnton, PADr. Michael Berick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has completed three fellowships to further his shoulder and elbow subspecialty training. The first of these fellowships was completed at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA, where he was awarded the Mark D Chilton award for his outstanding patient care practices, as well as the Orthopedic In-training Examination award to recognize achieving the highest score in his residency program. 

Following his trauma fellowship, Dr. Bercik went on to complete two international fellowships studying under some of the most advanced surgeons in the field. The first of these was completed at the Centre Orthopédique Santy in France, where Dr. Bercik trained under Dr. Gilles Walch. He then continued his education at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre and Monash University with Professor Simon Bell. These fellowships laid the groundwork for Dr. Bercik to provide patients with a multitude of treatment options to individualize care to the needs of the patient.

Orthopedic shoulder surgery for rotator cuff injuries

Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common types of shoulder injuries. Athletics, aging, and accidental injuries can lead to rotator cuff tears that see the best results from surgical intervention. Because of this, rotator cuff repairs are performed for patients of all ages. It’s important to work with an experienced professional to minimize recovery time and maximize results. 

Rotator cuff repair can be performed arthroscopically or through open surgery. Surgery is used to find the damaged portion of the rotator cuff, repair any damaged tissue, and reattach the injured tendons in the rotator cuff. Whether an arthroscopic or open surgery is chosen will depend on the severity of the damage, as well as the location of the injury.

During an open procedure, a surgical incision will be made that is several inches in length. Dr. Bercik will discuss the recovery process with patients and provide needed care to prevent any infections and reduce any long-term scarring. Many patients see a significant reduction of symptoms following open or arthroscopic surgery and are able to drastically improve their daily movement. 

Who needs rotator cuff surgery?

Rotator cuff surgery is recommended when nonsurgical methods are ineffective. If a patient is still experiencing pain or other discomforts after 6 to 12 months of non-surgical treatment, it may be an indication that more extensive repairs need to be made. Patients who are very active, play sports, have large tears, or experience severe symptoms may also benefit from surgical intervention. In some cases, patients will recent injuries who need to recover quickly (such as athletes on competitive sports teams) may opt for surgical intervention close to the time of injury.

Let’s work together!

There is no time like the present to put yourself first and provide yourself with the care needed to feel and move your best. For those in need of an orthopedic shoulder surgeon in Mohnton, PA, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Michael Bercik at Lancaster Orthopedic Group. To contact our office, click the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or call (866) 564-1000.