Bay Area Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Specialists
Welcome to Dr. Shabi Khan's patient information resource for the gentler, less invasive approach to shoulder repair. Dr. Khan, of Peninsula Orthopedic Associates, Inc., is located conveniently south of San Francisco. Dr. Khan sees patients both locally and nationally at two locations: Daly City and Foster City. Contact us with any questions you may have or to set up an appointment to discuss your case with Dr. Khan. We would be more than happy to speak with you!
What is Arthroscopic Surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery, in general, is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery. It entails making small incisions in the skin into which instruments, including fiber optic cameras that project images of the joint onto a monitor, are inserted in order to complete the repair. The surgery is performed using portals instead of open incisions. While open surgery often results in unsightly scarring, one or more day stays in the hospital, longer rehabilitation time, and is associated with more risks and complications, arthroscopic surgery is just the opposite. Arthroscopy minimizes your risks, results in much less scarring, and you can have your injury repaired in an outpatient, same-day-surgery setting with shorter recovery times. The results of arthroscopic surgery can be much better than classical open surgery. This new technique has undergone a revolution over the past five to ten years, and many studies have proven the virtues of minimally invasive surgery. The benefits of arthroscopic surgery over classical open surgery are summarized here:
- Shorter recovery times
- Minimal scarring
- Diagnosis can be more accurate than traditional surgery or X-ray studies
- Generally easier on the patient
- Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, and patients can be home on the same day
- Patients can generally return to work and their regular daily activities earlier
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Almost all shoulder repairs can now be performed arthroscopically. Please use this site to learn about the shoulder, your injury, and the arthroscopic technique. Videos and animations are available for your perusal.
Dr. Shabi Khan has focused his practice on perfecting the techniques of fully arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He has treated patients both locally and nationally. Make an appointment today for a physician consultation to discuss if arthroscopic surgery may be appropriate for you.