Shoulder Surgery

You don’t have to wait or travel far to have a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon treat your shoulder pain. Surgical Solutions Network offers state-of-the-art shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder replacement surgery in Canada. We have private medical clinics in Toronto, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Calgary, Alberta; to help people from across Canada, the U.S., and overseas receive timely access to high-quality private medical care.

Reasons To Choose Us For Shoulder Surgery In Canada

  • Avoid waitlists: You can see a specialist without delay. Most consultations take place within days or weeks.
  • Top Canadian surgeons: Our team includes over 260 fellowship-trained physicians, many of whom are leaders in their field of specialty.
  • In-depth consultations: Consultations last about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the procedure, and can take place over video conference or in person.
  • State-of-the-art care: Our surgeons use the latest minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques and advanced medical technology for optimal outcomes with less post-op pain and shorter recovery times than traditional techniques.
  • Stay in Canada: We offer world-class care by respected specialists right here in Canada. You may need to travel to another province for surgery, but not outside Canada.
  • Patient-centred design: Our centres were specifically designed to optimize our patients’ privacy, safety, and comfort.

Values That Matter to Us and Our Patients


We are patient focused and provide effective care with human kindness.


We combine innovation with the latest technology and processes to advance surgical care in Canada and better serve patients and providers.


We are a continuously learning organization that measures, monitors, and improves every day.


We support, respect, and accept our patients, team members, and partners, while operating with honesty and integrity in providing our services.

How Much Does Private Shoulder Replacement Surgery Cost in Canada?

Because your procedure is customized to your specific needs, we cannot quote shoulder replacement surgery prices on our website. To receive a cost estimate for your potential surgery, contact one of our patient advisors.

Where Will My Shoulder Surgery Take Place?

Our doctors perform shoulder surgery at our private, accredited surgical centres across Canada. The province in which your surgery takes place will depend on the specifics of the procedure. You may need to travel outside of your home province for surgery but will remain within Canada.

Why Inter-Provincial Travel is Necessary

The Canada Health Act gives Canadians flexibility in their healthcare choices. Medical care for Canadians is insured by their provincial health plans. While out of province, any medical care beyond emergency care is covered by the patient. This means those seeking immediate, self-funded care, such as surgery, can do so out-of-province and don’t have to risk getting procedures done in foreign countries.

Visit our Inter-Provincial Travel page for more info.

How Do I See an Orthopedist Specializing in Shoulder Disorders at Your Private Clinic?

Before meeting with a physician, you will need to have a pre-qualification call with a patient advisor who will ask you about your concerns and then review:

  • Possible treatment options
  • Locations for your surgery (you may need to travel to another province)
  • Procedure costs
  • Payment options

Before your consultation, our healthcare team will require any X-rays or other diagnostic imaging you’ve had and some basic medical history. Consultations can take place via telephone or video conference.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is this surgery usually successful?  

Yes. The experienced, fellowship-trained surgeons at Surgical Solutions Network have a high success rate for all types of shoulder surgery. 

Is the surgery painful?  

Expect to experience some degree of post-operative pain and swelling. Our surgeons use techniques to minimize these symptoms and help patients recover quickly. 

Are there any tips for managing pain and swelling during the recovery period?  

The first 6 weeks can be the toughest for shoulder surgery patients. Here are some tips to help you be as comfortable as possible: 

  • Apply ice packs frequently for the first 3 to 5 days. 
  • Take prescribed pain medication as directed to keep ahead of the pain. 
  • Sleep in a semi-upright position on your back. It can help to sleep in a recliner or propped up with pillows in bed. 
  • Wear a sling to support your arm even while sleeping. 
  • Be diligent about your physiotherapy appointments and exercises. 

Will I feel numbness or tingling following surgery?  

Patients experience numbness and tingling in the hand, arm, or shoulder after shoulder replacement surgery related to irritation or damage of the nerves in and around the joint. These symptoms are usually temporary and can be relieved with medication and physiotherapy.  

Will I ever fully recover my previous strength and range of motion following shoulder replacement surgery?  

In most cases, the surgery relieves pain and improves or restores shoulder strength and range of motion. Actual results depend on your condition before surgery, adherence to post-op instructions, and dedication to physiotherapy. 

What should I avoid during the recovery period?  

For at least the first 6 weeks, you will need to avoid actions that involve your shoulder, which include: 

  • Reaching up, forward, or behind your back 
  • Lifting 
  • Pushing or pulling  

After surgery, we will provide you with specific post-op instructions for each phase of your recovery.  

If you are ready to discuss your shoulder surgery needs with our surgeons, contact us online to learn more. Request your consultation at one of our private healthcare locations in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, or Winnipeg today. You have options for private healthcare and shoulder surgery in Canada.

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