Dr. Thomas Chopp was raised in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1984. He served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon for four years caring for military pilots and their families. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1995 and went on to provide orthopaedic surgical care for the Air Force at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. Dr. Chopp then completed specialized fellowship training at the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation in Columbus, Georgia in 2000 with selected emphasis on shoulder surgery and received the Hughston Shoulder Certificate. Dr. Chopp is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of orthopaedic surgery. He has practiced orthopaedic surgery for the past twenty-five years and is now serving the Treasure Valley and the Tri-state area.
Dr. Chopp has extensive training and experience in treatment of the athlete’s shoulder from youth to the active adult. Over the past twenty years Dr. Chopp has provided care of shoulder fractures, traumatic soft tissue injuries, and sports related injuries of the entire shoulder complex; to include all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and instability procedures. For the arthritic and rotator cuff deficient shoulder, Dr. Chopp provides both non-operative and surgical treatment to include superior capsular reconstruction and partial, total, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
Dr. Chopp Specializes in the treatment of the following shoulder conditions
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Total shoulder replacement. Absolutely satisfied with the care received and the result of the surgery
Dr. Chopp repaired my shoulder and bicep tendon without a total shoulder replacement in 2014. It is pain free and working well today (2018). Other doctors wanted to just replace it. Dr. Chopp is so knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled! I recommend him to all my family and friends!
I had shoulder pain for over a year prior to being referred to Dr. Chopp. He ordered diagnostic tests, identified my problem and after attempting to control the pain with non invasive measures which were not successful, recommended surgery. The surgery eliminated my pain completely. I have full use of my shoulder and arm and couldn't be happier. I also had pain in my neck as a result of the shoulder problems and it now is gone as well. Thank you Dr. Chopp and Kelly Vincent, P.A.
My shoulder was very painful and I had sought medical treatment and advise from Dr. Chopp. He advised surgery and detailed the procedure and what to expect during the healing process. I felt total trust and confidence in him as my doctor. After surgery it took less than 3 months to have complete use of my shoulder. I am 100% satisfied with Dr. Chopp and the excellent care I received. His entire office staff is so helpful, friendly and cheerful. Thank you so much.
Dr. Chopp is an excellent surgeon with great people skills, as well. Exams were thorough, with several opportunities for asking questions and requesting clarification. My spouse was afforded the same opportunities when Dr. Chopp met with him after my surgery. Each office visited has included an opportunity for me to discuss concerns with him, as well as Kelly Vincent, PA. Post-op therapy at home went well with explicit instructions. As an RN, and patient, I applaud this fine practice.