About Shoulder Surgery

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Shoulder Surgery Overview

Shoulder surgery treats a variety of shoulder injuries and conditions that nonsurgical treatment options cannot treat. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) shoulder specialists perform all types of shoulder surgeries. If you experience shoulder pain and other unpleasant symptoms and would like to find out if shoulder surgery is something that can help you, please make an appointment with a CONA specialist.

How is shoulder surgery performed?

There are three types of shoulder surgeries:

  1. Minimally invasive shoulder surgery
  2. Mini-open surgery
  3. Traditional shoulder surgery

A CONA specialist restores normal shoulder anatomy and function during surgery. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Total shoulder replacement surgery and surgery to fix a severe fracture may require a 1-3 night hospital stay.

What conditions can shoulder surgery treat?

Minimally invasive shoulder surgery treats most shoulder conditions and injuries, including:

  • Bone spurs
  • Chronic shoulder dislocation
  • Cartilage tears
  • Labrum tears
  • Ligament tears
  • Rotator cuff tears

Mini-open and traditional surgery may be recommended to treat:

  • Massive rotator cuff tears
  • Partial and total shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder fractures

What are shoulder surgery advantages?

The shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint and is involved in nearly all upper body movements. Unresolved shoulder pain can be difficult to live with and decrease the quality of life. Shoulder surgery gives patients a treatment option that restores range of motion, reduces pain and dramatically improves the quality of life.

What is shoulder surgery recovery like?

Recovery is different for each shoulder surgery. Minimally invasive surgery recovery is generally quicker than mini-open and tradition surgeries. CONA shoulder specialists discuss every recovery step with patients during consultations.

Make an Appointment
with A Shoulder Specialist

Please make an appointment with a CONA specialist if you experience shoulder pain and/or other unpleasant symptoms. You will receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan that reduces your symptoms.

what Our Patients Are Saying

Read Their Success Stories

I am happy with this practice all my questions are answered within 24 hours. Dr. Hoenig is great, his bedside manner is wonderful, he is very thorough, and makes personal calls after surgery to check on patients. I would definitely recommend to family and friends!

Tori S.

Dr. Hoenig

This has been one of my most positive experiences at a Dr's office. I was treated with respect and love. They made my surgical procedure less stressful and very positive.

Mindy U.

General Practice

These are the best group of doctors that myself & my family have ever been treated by in this field of medicine. They listen to how you feel instead of telling you how you feel. Thank you all for your caring & kindness.

Lori L.

General Practice

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1330 Boiling Springs Road
Suite 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Greenville Office

220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


1075 Boiling Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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