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How to Choose the Best Shoulder Surgeon

How to Choose the Best Shoulder Surgeon

The shoulder is a complex joint essential for many daily activities, making specialist care crucial for shoulder injuries. If you've opted for surgical treatment for a shoulder injury, such as a rotator cuff tear or a glenohumeral joint replacement, it's important to choose the right shoulder surgeon. If your injury is painful or debilitating, the time you have available to “shop” around is restricted. And, regardless of whether your condition is severe or chronic, you only have one chance to select the right shoulder surgeon. How do you find the best surgeon for your needs? In this article, we’ll discuss...

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Three Convenient Locations

North Hills - Pittsburgh Office

UPMC Passavant
9104 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone: 877-471-0935
Hours: Tuesdays, 7:30am to 12:30pm
Fridays, 8:00am to 12:00pm (every other)

South Hills - Bethel Park Office

UPMC South Hills
1300 Oxford Dr.
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Phone: 877-471-0935
Hours: Tuesdays, 1:30pm to 5:00pm


Washington Office

Advanced Surgical Hospital
100 Trich Drive, Suite #1
Washington, PA 15301

Phone: 877-471-0935
Hours: Thursdays, 7:30am to 4:00pm