Shoulder[shohl-der] – Anatomy. The part of each side of the body in humans, at the top of the trunk, extending from each side of the base of the neck to the region where the arm articulates with the trunk.

Shoulder Surgical Procedures

Dr. Steven Chudik is renowned for his arthroscopic shoulder expertise and innovative shoulder replacement procedures that reduce shoulder surgical trauma, speed recovery and yield excellent outcomes.


Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure performed through small incisions that involves looking inside a joint with a small camera to diagnose and repair shoulder injuries.

Arthroscopy has been performed since the 1970s. From the Greek words “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look), the word literally means to look in the joint. Dr. Chudik is pioneer in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery. He developed several innovative arthroscopic orthopaedic procedures, instruments and implant solutions because he saw a need and invented a way to improve techniques that result in better outcomes for his patients.

Compared to open surgical procedures, arthroscopy minimizes injury to the surrounding soft-tissues, and reduces postoperative pain, scar tissue and recovery time, allowing the quickest and most complete recovery of function, mobility, and performance.

Regardless if you have arthroscopic or open surgery, both have a risk for complications. Consequently, a decision to undergo surgery should never be taken lightly and trust in your surgeon’s expertise and dedication to helping you through the entire surgical experience is imperative.

The following are surgery procedures Dr. Chudik routinely performs, as well as the special arthroscopic surgical techniques he developed.

Nerve decompression/release

  • Arthroscopic spinoglenoid cyst decompression
  • Arthroscopic suprascapular nerve release

Revision shoulder surgery

Patient Stories

The latest success stories from real people who benefited from Dr. Chudik’s expertise.

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If you ask Greg Beggs, patent lawyer, gardener, golfer, former Downers Grove Village Zoning Board and Plan Commission member, Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce enthusiast and grandfather of 10, success throughout his life came because he was in the right place at the right time. His legal career began in a modest way.

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Kmoch “nets” six largemouth bass first day fishing just five months after rotator cuff repair surgery

No good deed goes unpunished according to the adage. Unfortunately, Robert Kmoch experienced the maxim firsthand when he and fellow fishing club members were setting a pier as part of their fishing club’s membership obligation. Kmoch slipped while carrying a shovel and landed awkwardly on his left arm. He knew...

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