Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon New Holland, PA
Residents of New Holland, PA, looking for an experienced orthopedic shoulder surgeon should look no further than Dr. Michael Bercik at Lancaster Orthopedic Group. With years of international experience and a specialty in conditions of the shoulder, Dr. Bercik offers advanced orthopedic techniques and state-of-the-art care to all patients.
Dr. Bercik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and shoulder traumatology. To advance his skillset in this specialty, Dr. Bercik completed two international fellowships specifically focused on conditions of the shoulder and elbow. He studied under Dr. Gilles Walch at the Centre Orthopédique Santy in France, widely considered to be one of the most influential shoulder surgeons in the world.
Dr. Bercik also studied under Professor Simon Bell at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre and Monash University, further developing advanced techniques in shoulder surgery to bring back to the United States and offer patients right here at Lancaster Orthopedic Group. Dr. Michael Bercik is dedicated to continuing to advance his knowledge in orthopedics to ensure patients experience minimal recovery times with outstanding results.
What Is Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery?
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is often used to treat—and even diagnose—shoulder conditions. Common examples of conditions treated by shoulder arthroscopy include rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingements, among others.
When you choose arthroscopic surgery over traditional surgery, the surgeon will create tiny incisions in the shoulder and surrounding areas through which a small camera (an arthroscope) will be inserted. This camera will produce pictures of your internal structures that can be used to diagnose and assess the site. Your orthopedic shoulder surgeon will then confirm the source of your symptoms and use small surgical instruments—also inserted through the incisions—to treat the condition.
Why Choose Arthroscopic Procedures?
Sometimes, the nature of the condition requires open surgery to be performed. However, in many cases, arthroscopic surgery is an advanced option to minimize trauma to the surrounding tissues and reduce recovery times.
Arthroscopic procedures are often performed following lines of nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy, cortisone injections, ice and heat, and rest. If these nonsurgical methods do not work, arthroscopic surgery may be the next line of treatment.
What Conditions Are Treated with Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery can be used to help a number of ailments of the shoulder, including removing inflamed tissue and bone spurs. In addition to this, arthroscopic shoulder surgery can help:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Shoulder dislocations
- Labrum tears
- Frozen shoulder
- Biceps tendon injuries
While this list includes commonly seen conditions, it is not a comprehensive list. If you believe your condition may benefit from arthroscopic surgery, consult your orthopedic shoulder surgeon to discuss options and potential outcomes.
How Common is Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery?
After knee surgery, shoulder arthroscopy is the second most common orthopedic surgery, with rotator cuff repair being the most common type of shoulder arthroscopy.
Ready to Begin?
Dealing with shoulder pain is no easy task, and it can quickly lead to deteriorating mental and physical health. Residents of New Holland, PA, looking for an Orthopedic shoulder surgeon should look no further than Dr. Michael Bercik at Lancaster Orthopedic Group to get started today. To make your first appointment, click the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or call (866) 564-1000.