My shoulder was causing extreme pain and physical therapy was not helping. Dr. Toresdahl determined that surgery was necessary. I was very concerned because the recuperation time is very long and difficult. My husband and I travel frequently and I didn't want to limit my activity or dramatically change my lifestyle. In addition we had a trip to Vietnam/Cambodia planned for 6 months after the surgery which I didn't want to reschedule. Dr. McCarthy was just wonderful. She explained the procedure, scheduled it and, I was impressed with how quickly I felt better. We did go on our trip without complications. I wear many off-the-shoulder tops and I cannot see where the incisions were made. Great job, Dr. McCarthy!