Take a moment to consider your shoulder. You use it hundreds of times a day, doing everything from throwing a ball to reaching for your coffee cup. It’s so easy to take those moments for granted. Now imagine that every time you performed one of those movements, it was accompanied by pain and stiffness.

Maybe you’ve reluctantly come to the conclusion that you require shoulder surgery, but you’re worried about long recovery times or invasive procedures. When you partner with the Columbus shoulder doctor, Dr. Thomas Kovack, there’s no need to worry. As a member of Hand and Microsurgery Associates, Dr. Kovack is your trusted, local shoulder specialist with the education, skills and training to help you feel like yourself again.

Dr. Kovack treats a wide variety of conditions, such as:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears
  • Pectoralis tendon tears
  • SLAP tears
  • Bankart lesions
  • Arthritis
  • Impingement
  • Synovitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bicep tendon injuries
  • Frozen shoulders
  • Infection
  • Instability
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • AC joint separation
  • Nerve compression
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Fractures of the humerus, scapula, and clavicle

Shoulder Specialist Techniques

Dr. Kovack is highly specialized in alternative surgeries and techniques, such as:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Subacromial decompression
  • Distal clavicle excision
  • Debridement
  • Capsular release
  • Instability surgery
  • Tendon transfers
  • Nerve decompression
  • Arthroscopic biologic procedures
  • Total shoulder resurfacing
  • Rotator cuff treatment
  • Conventional and reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Biceps tenodesis and tenotomy
  • Pectoralis tendon repair
  • AC joint reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair and transplant
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Bone marrow aspirate concentration injections
  • Stem cell treatments

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or by phone today.