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Dr. Chopp has extensive training and experience in treating the shoulder; including shoulder injuries, shoulder pain and sports related injuries.

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The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho PLLC  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Thomas M. Chopp is accepting new patients at this office.


(208) 323-4848


8854 W. Emerald Street, Suite 102, Boise, ID 83704-4845

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Orthopedic Surgery
Group Practice Shoulder Clinic of Idaho
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Chopp
Dr. Chopp


Dr. Thomas Chopp was raised in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1984. He served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon for four years, caring for military pilots and their families. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residcency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1995 and went on to provide orthopaedic surgical care for the Air Force at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. Dr. Chopp then completed specialized fellowship training at the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation in Columbus, Georgia in 2000 with selected emphasis on shoulder surgery and received the Hughston Shoulder Certificate.

Dr. Chopp is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of orthopaedic surgery. He has practiced orthopaedic surgery for the past 25 years and is now serving the Treasure Valley and the Tri-state Area. His main office is in Boise, Idaho. 

Dr. Chopp has extensive training and experience in treatment of the athlete's shoulder from youth to the active adult. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Chopp has provided care of shoulder fractures, traumatic soft tissue injuries, and sports related injuries of the entire shoulder complex; to include all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and instability procedures. For the arthritic and rotator cuff deficient shoulder, Dr. Chopp provides both non-operative and surgical treatment to include superior capsular reconstruction and partial, total, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. 


Conditions Treated 

  • AC Joint Injury
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Fractured Shoulder
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Labral Tears and SLAP Tears
  • Revision/Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement

Services & Procedures

  • Arthroscopic AC Repair
  • Arthroscopic Nerve Release
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Clavicle Fracture Repair
  • Joint Preservation
  • Revision Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Instability Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction

Special Interests  

  • Sports Medicine Injuries to the Shoulder

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
    Residency in Orthopedic Surgery


  • Hughston Sports Medicine FoundationColumbus, Georgia
    Fellowship in Hughston Shoulder Certificate

Hospital Affiliations

  • Treasure Valley Hospital
  • Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
  • St Lukes Regional Medical Center

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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