I separated my right shoulder in 1995, the Dr. said the only that would help was time (and painkillers temporarily). It got somewhat better with time. Then worse. By 2011, not being able to reach across my desk at work to answer the phone, I sought help. The Drs. out on eastern LI kept giving me cortisone shots, to no avail. I made an appointment with HSS, got in right away. Amazing people! I had bursitis, arthritis, bone spurs and the joint was collapsing in on itself. My surgery was a week and a half later. Once again, amazing people, Dr. Beth Shubin Stein performed the surgery. I was on my way home 5 hrs later. Yes, there was pain at first, but I have not had such a range of motion in 16 years, now with little or no pain. Once again, amazing.