Dr. Thomas Chopp, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Chopp
Accepting new patients

Shoulder Clinic Of Idaho

8854 W Emerald St Ste 102 Boise, ID 83704

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Dr. Thomas Chopp, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boise, ID and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chopp has more experience with Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Treasure Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chopp to book an appointment.

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Dr. Chopp is affiliated with Treasure Valley Hospital Boise, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chopp

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chopp treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chopp treats other conditions, please contact the office at (208) 323-4747.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Chopp is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Rotator Cuff Tear
Glenoid Labrum Tear
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Dr. Chopp's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Replacement Revision
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

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Dr. Chopp accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Chopp's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chopp

4.9

Based on 60 ratings

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4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (48)
  • Staff friendliness (47)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (47)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr. Chopp is the best shoulder surgeon in the country, and I think, probably the best in the world! I know this sounds far fetched, but he did two shoulder replacements on me, and they turned out super! I have been and would recommend him to anyone needing a shoulder Dr.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John Birkmaier – May 14, 2021
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Fixed my shoulder up and I was back to work within days. Great Doctor and his staff is great!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 23, 2021
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You get the whole package with Dr. Chopp! He is very knowledgeable and has an incredible bedside manner. I have never had a better surgical experience and outcome. His staff is very welcoming and organized. The surgical team was the best. Dr. Chopp has given me a pain free shoulder. If you are considering shoulder replacement, don't put it off.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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MARGO E MOJICA – Apr 23, 2021
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I came to Dr. Chopp with severe pain in right shoulder, and from day one was given my options and had all options thoroughly explained. I ended up having my shoulder replaced and couldn’t be more thrilled to have my right arm back and pain free. He walked me through the surgery with compassion and my healing has excelled due to his encouragement to follow through with his exercises. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Chopp and his medical staff are first rate. Thank You for exceeding my expectations! Kris Case
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kris Case...Boise, Id. – Feb 10, 2021
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Dr. Chopp (best name ever for a surgeon!) was awesome. He has a real desire to find out the cause of pain and is genuinely interested in fixing what is broken. As a Veteran dealing with the insanity of the VA and all the unnecessary hoops and loops e have to go through, Dr. Chopp,s no nonsense approach to fixing what the Army broke, and the VA refused to fix, was not only refreshing but was a miracle in its self. He works with an amazing staff and they do their best to answer questions as quickly as possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Jan 05, 2021
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Diagnosed shoulder injury, tried injections before recommending surgery. Explained procedures necessary and what to expect after surgery. Very competent, friendly and professional. Would go to him again but hope I don’t have too.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 15, 2020
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Dr. Chopp performed corrective surgery to my right shoulder and I am very pleased with the outcome. He and his staff are very courteous and professional and I highly recommend Dr. Chopp regarding shoulder care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rich Reed – Aug 21, 2020
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Everything was explained very well, the entire staff was helpfull and understanding.The dr.was the best! I would recommend Dr. Chopp to all that asked.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Jul 10, 2020
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Dr. Chopp is the best. The first time I went in, he made sure that I understood everything that was going on with my shoulder and offered choices and recommendations for my pain. He was very professional and at the same time cared about getting me fixed. Surgery was done really well and all the follow up appts really gave me a sense of relief knowing that he cared about my progression.
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Jody Martinez – Apr 16, 2020
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I am recently recovering from my 2nd shoulder surgery with Dr. Chopp. (Had my left one done 2 years ago). It is impossible to say enough GREAT THINGS about Dr. Chopp & his staff. From pre-op, through surgery & post-op care, there was nothing but intelligent, informative, precise, professional, excellent care, including Dr. Chopp personally following up with me multiple times in the early days following my surgery. His education, experience & concern were received with much respect. If you're in need of shoulder surgery, go NOWHERE ELSE. See Dr. Chopp. I'm throwing a ball again, for the first time in 30 years! Thank you Dr. Chopp & staff!
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jeff miller – Apr 12, 2020
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Dr..Chopp , Kira PA-C and all his staff at The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho are exceptional. I had a Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement the last of October and now I am up on my crutches (I am an amputee ) and getting back to life. Dr. Chopp took all the time at each meeting to go over all my questions and explain everything. When the day of surgery came there were no surprises and my surgery went well. Life would be easier if all doctors were like Dr. Chopp. If you need shoulder work see him. I promise you will not be sorry
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Rene Gunari – Mar 06, 2020
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The day of my surgery, Dr. Chopp took the time to describe to my wife, as much as he could at the time, the procedure he was going to perform on my shoulder, and it was reassuring to her. That was a very important thing to me. I am now nearly 5 months along. I just had my last visit and have my instructions for the next 6 weeks before no limitations. I am still healing. There is still a road ahead to be 100%. The thing about shoulder surgery I have found, is the recovery and rehabilitation is largely up to the patient. No one goes home with you. Dr. Chopp and his team have always been available when questions arose. No matter whether it was after hours. The care and support I have received have been great. When I had to go for an appointment, I always felt like I was treated as though I was the only patient on the schedule. Great people and a great experience. Thank you Dr. Chopp, Kira and Sheila.
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Doug Reinke – Feb 29, 2020
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Dr. Chopp took a professional and personal approach to my shoulder care trying alternate treatment before scheduling an MRI confirming surgery was needed. His team kept me informed through the entire process. I am now back to enjoying the activities I love.
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Robert S Noffz – Feb 03, 2020
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Dr. Chopp did a great job on my shoulder. I had a large full thickness tear and he fixed that along with cleaning up a bursa, bone spurs, and some tendon issues. I'll be able to ease back into Pickleball after about 6 months! You can tell that he really cares about his patients and their outcomes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard R Presnell – Jan 01, 2020
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Dr. Chopp did a total reverse right arthroplasty 6 months ago. It has gone very well. Playing golf again in about 4 months post surgery. Dr. Chopp is very easy to talk to about all the issues in making a decision for replacement. He an office staff great to work with. Never wait more than 3-5 minutes to get seen by staff and him. I highly recommend him if you have shoulder problems. J. Doner
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J Doner – Oct 16, 2019
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About two years ago I was having extreme pain in both shoulders. My doctor recommended I see Dr. Chopp. My appointment went very well. Dr. Chopp and his staff were very thorough in explaining options, procedures, benefits and risks. I decided to go with a total shoulder replacement. The surgery and recovery went so well, I am getting my other shoulder replaced this year by Dr. Chopp. I trust him completely. He really cares about his patients and wants the best for them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 11, 2019
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Dr. Chopp repaired my medium tear rotator cuff early summer. Three months later we're doing great. I expect to be better than ever by next spring. I can't wait. I'm very happy I had the surgery as I can get back to my active lifestyle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ron Reynolds – Oct 08, 2019
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Dr. Chopp is an excellent surgeon and care provider. I recently had a total shoulder replacement and am very pleased with the care and expertise provided by Dr. Chopp. His staff was very helpful and pleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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P. Ameral – Aug 17, 2019
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Very positive experience. Full recovery. Great doctor and staff. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sherri – Jul 24, 2019
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Dr Chopp is the best
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Greg Pence – Jun 28, 2019
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Chopp, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boise, ID and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chopp has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Wilford Hall USAF Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
1980
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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Dr. Chopp frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Chopp specializes.

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Dr. Chopp's office is located at 8854 W Emerald St Ste 102, Boise, ID 83704. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Shoulder Clinic Of Idaho

The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho8854 W Emerald St Ste 102 Boise, ID 83704
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Practice

Treasure Valley Hospital8800 W Emerald St Boise, ID 83704
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chopp is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Treasure Valley Hospital

Boise, ID

91% Patient Experience Rating, 22% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)