Thomas Chopp, MD | Shoulder Surgeon
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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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by Nancy Morken on Thomas M. Chopp, MD
Shourlder Replace,ent

I had a total shoulder replacement. Dr. Chopp is an expert surgeon. He is kind and professional. I have had a very good experience and excellent recovery. I highly recommend him. His staff is wonderful. I was treated respectfully by all staff that I interacted with. Their customer service is top notch. I will eventually need to have my other shoulder replaced and will go back to Dr. Chopp!

by Alden Cook on Thomas M. Chopp, MD

This is the second shoulder replacement Dr. Chopp has performed for me and they are instantly great with fast recovery times and almost no pain! He and his staff are top notch. I would recommend him to any family or friends.

by Anonymous on Thomas M. Chopp, MD

Dr. Chopp and Kelly Vincent PA-C were fantastic! I had a total shoulder replacement and from start to finish it was a GREAT experience. Not only the office staff were great, the Hospital was top notch as were all the staff there too. I traveled from Northern Oregon , over 4 hours away but would travel any distance to get the care of received from them. EXCELLENT!!!!!

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by Nancy on Thomas M. Chopp, MD
Highly recommended

Dr Chopp did a rotator cuff surgery in November, 2018 on my right shoulder. He is easy to talk to, a good listener, and a master surgeon! I'm still recovering, but I am confident he did the repairs perfectly. I can't say enough good things about Kelly Vincent, PA who works with him. The rest of the office staff are friendly & welcoming. I was happy to have the procedure done at Treasure Valley Hospital. Such good care, and a much smaller setting than the big hospitals in Boise.

by Anonymous on Thomas M. Chopp, MD
Shoulder surgery and care

I had terrible pain from a shoulder injury. I sought care from Dr. Chopp. He advised surgery and before the surgery informed me on the procedure and recovery care. I felt confident and trustworthy in his ability as a doctor to help me with my shoulder problem. Dr. Chopp completed the surgery and in less than three months I had use of my arm and no pain. Dr. Chopp is an excellent Orthoepedic doctor and his office staff is friendly, cheerful and helpful. Thank you so much.


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by Thomas Mahoney on Thomas M. Chopp, MD
I highly recommend them

Dr. Tom Chopp, PA Kelly Vincent, and MA Sheila Brown are an awesome team. After years of pain, I finally sought their expertise and am elated with the result. My surgery for a torn rotator cuff went well and the post-op care was superb. I didn't require physical therapy after following their detailed care instructions. I appreciate their professionalism, availability, and concern for my health. I highly recommend them.

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by Anonymous on Thomas M. Chopp, MD
He took care of my problem

We got right to the problem and took care of it.


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by Anonymous on Thomas M. Chopp, MD
I was really pleased with the result!

Dr. Chopp treated me for right shoulder pain which was diagnosed as a biceps tendon tear and a rotator cuff tear. He took a proactive but conservative approach, with a cortisone injection to the shoulder to see if that provided any relief. When that didn't work, we went to surgery and I can say now, 6 years later, it functions perfectly. The care, treatment, surgery, recovery - all were first rate and I was really pleased with the result! Thanks!


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by Erenst C. Peterson on Thomas M. Chopp, MD
I appreciate the care he personally gives

10 mo. s/p arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Excellent results because of well thought our choice of procedure, operative skills, attention to details and personalized postoperative care. Strong word of mouth recommendations from two orthopedic surgeon friends of mine. As a retired general surgeon (Chief of Surgery, Boise VAMC) I know a lot about wound healing and appreciate the care he personally gives to letting things thoroughly heal after operation. Don't have room here to say all I'd like.


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by Kathy Nagy on Thomas M. Chopp, MD
Highly recommend

Dr. Chop is the best surgeon I’ve ever dealt with. From his well run office, his staff and his thorough engagement with his patient go beyond the norm. Highly recommended. Hands down!


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