Surgery is not necessarily the best or first line treatment of your shoulder condition. Some shoulder problems such as acute injuries, fractures, or infections may clearly require surgery, perhaps as a matter of urgency.
However many shoulder problems may resolve naturally over time or they may respond to simple non-surgical treatments. The need for surgery might also only become apparent after a period of observation and a trial of non-surgical treatments.
Mr Lyons may be able to ease your anxiety by a detailed discussion of the nature of your shoulder condition and non-surgical strategies. Sometimes just understanding the source of minor and manageable symptoms will help. The comfort of knowing that your recovery will not be compromised by taking a non-surgical approach can in itself be helpful.
He will also be able to explain the role of simple non-surgical treatments such as rest, activity modification, medication, injections and physiotherapy in the hope of avoiding a surgery.