Patti Paniccia and Jeff Mailes

As a former top ranked professional surfer and now, an avid recreational surfer, I’ve spent decades pushing my shoulders beyond what most people can imagine. The shoulder endurance is demanded not while riding a wave, but when paddling through giant breaking waves to reach the outside lineup. When I reached my 50s, it seemed that my shoulders were falling apart. I thought there was no coming back, but Dr. Stetson surgically repaired a torn and weakened rotator cuff. No more pain, no more living on ibuprophen, and no more icing my shoulder after a good day surfing with my family. He also operated on my husband Jeff, a news photographer who carries a very heavy camera on his shoulder. We both highly recommend him.