Last year, I went to a surgeon, for my left shoulder, who had done work on my right shoulder nine years prior. That guy looked at the x-ray of my left shoulder and said, "I am not the guy to work on this one." He called Dr. Hatzidakis and discussed it with him. I ended up going to Dr. Hatzidakis and was happy I did. He did a partial replacement of my left shoulder (it was a huge mess prior to the surgery). Hatzidakis is super picky about recovery but it is worth it. When I was in physical therapy after the surgery, my therapist said that he sees patients from several surgeons and the only one that he has never seen a failure from is Dr. Hatzidakis. He also told me that Hatzidakis gets lots of patients, like me, that are referrals from other surgeons that don't believe they could fix the problem.
I live 1.5 hours drive away from Dr. Hatzidakis but it was worth every bit of that time. I am 54 now and am climbing harder than I have for 15 years.