Shoulder pain is one of the most common symptoms that lead patients to seek out a physician, particularly because of its ability to travel to other parts of the body, such as the elbow or neck.

While a wide range of shoulder-related medical conditions may be successfully treated with conservative methods, such as rehabilitation, corticosteroid injections and anti-inflammatory medication, other conditions typically require surgery, including:

  • Rotator cuff tears, impingement, tendinitis, or arthritis
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder dislocations or instability
  • Shoulder separation
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Superior Labrum Anterior-to-Posterior (SLAP) tears
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Clavicle fractures

The board-certified orthopedic surgeons affiliated with Texas Orthopedic Hospital are shoulder experts, performing thousands of shoulder-related surgeries a year. These surgeons are part of the Fondren Orthopedic Group, known globally for their expertise in orthopedic treatments and surgical procedures.

Shoulder Surgery Types

Shoulder surgery may be performed as an open procedure or as a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure. Our affiliated surgeons excel at both.

Prior to performing any surgery, the surgeon will need to perform a complete physical exam and will perform diagnostics tests, including special X-rays, a CT or MRI scan, and will work with a physical therapist to create a recovery plan for the patient.

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopy involves inserting a small camera and tiny instruments through tiny incisions to enable the surgeon to view, diagnose and repair the shoulder joint and surrounding ligaments and tissues using the latest minimally invasive techniques. An outpatient procedure at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, arthroscopy minimizes trauma to the shoulder and surrounding structures, decreases post-operative pain and allows for faster recovery.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The orthopedic surgeons affiliated with Texas Orthopedic Hospital perform both standard shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements. Many of our shoulder replacement surgery patients resume a high level of activity after their surgeries.

Candidates for a shoulder replacement surgery typically experience:

  • Decrease of shoulder muscle function
  • Loss of motion and/or stiffness about the shoulder
  • Inability to stabilize the muscle joint
  • Pain when trying to move the shoulder or raise the arm

Shoulder Specialists

Texas Orthopedic Hospital is a leader in shoulder surgery and shoulder arthroscopy, due in part to our partnership with the highly-recognized, skilled and experienced surgeons of Fondren Orthopedic Group.

Texas Orthopedic Hospital consistently ranks among the nation's top orthopedic hospitals in terms of patient satisfaction and patient safety. We were named among the Top 5% for Patient Safety by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). We've been recognized by Healthgrades' as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ and among the Top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety.

Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report

  • High Performing in Hip Replacement (2020-2024)
  • High Performing in Knee Replacement (2020-2024)
  • High Performing in Hip Fracture (2021-2024)
  • High Performing in Spinal Fusion (2021-2024)


  • Ranked #1 in Texas for joint replacement 3 Years in Row (2022-2024)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 12 Years in a Row (2013-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery in 2024

Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

The Joint Commission

  • Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification (2019-2026)