Shoulder Patient – I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Foad through family, and our children attending the same school. I have always been an active person with my passion being recreational weight lifting. I’ve lifted weights for a number of years and over the course of time I started having pain in my left shoulder that limited what I was able to do. I went to Dr. Foad for some answers and he knew almost immediately that I had a tear in my shoulder. He explained to me what was going on, what recovery would be like, and explained to me a few different ways that he could fix the tear. He really took the time to listen to my questions about the different options and we ended up agreeing on the surgery that would best fit me. I was very nervous about the surgery but he set my mind at ease and gave me a step by step of what he was going to do and what to expect. The surgery went perfectly. My recovery time and healing was better than I could have imagined because of the amazing job Dr. Foad did while working on my shoulder. I was able to get back to lifting weights once my recovery time was over and ended up being able to do things I wasn’t able to do before the surgery. Dr. Foad surpassed the expectations I had when I considered having my shoulder examined and I couldn’t recommend him more! He’s an amazing surgeon and there is no other surgeon out there that I would recommend more than Dr. Foad.