Shoulder Surgery Specialist

Allen Deutsch, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Houston, TX

Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body, making it especially prone to injuries such as a rotator cuff tear. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Allen Deutsch, M.D., is an expert shoulder surgeon who performs both arthroscopic and open procedures in Bellaire, Texas. For the highest quality care in shoulder surgery in the Houston area, call or book an appointment online today.

Shoulder Surgery Q & A

Why would I need shoulder surgery?

Dr. Deutsch begins with conservative treatment, such as activity modification, physical therapy rehabilitation, and nonsurgical treatments such as joint injections with steroids or PRP. However, he may recommend surgery if your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with treatment.

Shoulder injuries and conditions that may require surgery include:

  • Partial rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Complete rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder instability
  • Frequent dislocations
  • Collarbone fracture
  • Humerus fracture
  • Arthritis

In the event conservative measures fail, and you continue to have pain or discomfort, surgery may be recommended to correct the underlying problem.   

What are different types of shoulder surgery?

Dr. Deutsch is a highly trained orthopedic shoulder surgeon. He provides the most advanced procedures modern medicine has to offer, including:

Shoulder arthroscopy

Dr. Deutsch has extensive experience with shoulder arthroscopy and has performed over 3,500 arthroscopic rotator cuff repair procedures. This minimally invasive procedure uses specialized equipment to view the inside of your shoulder through a very small incision.

Open surgery

Dr. Deutsch uses minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, but in some cases, open surgery is necessary and may even produce better results than arthroscopy. Dr. Deutsch can still perform open surgery through a relatively small incision of only a few inches.

What should I expect from shoulder surgery?

First, Dr. Deutsch performs a thorough orthopedic evaluation of your shoulder to make sure surgery is necessary. He carefully examines your shoulder and reviews your medical history. He may also take diagnostic tests, such as an in-office dynamic ultrasound.

Then, he develops a personalized treatment plan for your unique condition. Depending on your needs, Dr. Deutsch may recommend arthroscopic shoulder surgery or open shoulder surgery.

Dr. Deutsch usually relies on shoulder arthroscopy to diagnose and treat conditions such as rotator cuff tears and biceps tendon tears. Other conditions of the shoulder such as a fracture or osteoarthritis may require the surgical reconstruction or replacement of a joint, also known as arthroplasty.  

To learn more about your options for shoulder surgery in the greater Houston area, call the office of Dr. Allen Deutsch or schedule an appointment online.