Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. It allows you to place and rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side, and behind your body. This flexibility also makes your shoulder susceptible to instability and injury.

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Rotator Cuff Surgery

A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder. This means that many daily activities, like combing your hair or getting dressed, may become painful and difficult to do.

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Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Arthroscopy allows for a quicker and easier recovery from shoulder surgery. It may relieve painful symptoms due to overuse and injury of the shoulder joint.

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Dr. Benjamin DuBois, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Benjamin DuBois, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who devotes 100% of his practice to the treatment of shoulder disorders. Dr. DuBois has expert training in shoulder surgery, and has extensive experience in shoulder replacements, rotator cuff disorders, and arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He is trained in state of the art techniques including the reverse ball and socket shoulder replacement and performs in-office shoulder ultrasound for the immediate diagnosis of rotator cuff disorders.

Dr. DuBois received his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, graduating in 1994. He then graduated from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in 1998, receiving his M.D. with Highest Distinction, an honor bestowed on the top 5% of his class. He was recognized for his academic achievements by being named to the Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

After medical school, he entered orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington, considered one of the top medical centers in the world. He completed his residency training in 2003. Because of his keen interest in shoulder surgery, he completed a one-year advanced shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at the University of Washington with a focus on shoulder replacements and rotator cuff disorders.

Dr. DuBois moved to San Diego and joined Grossmont Orthopaedic Medical Group in 2004. Since then he has established himself as one of the leading shoulder surgeons in Southern California. He has lectured at national meetings and has trained hundreds of other physicians on shoulder ultrasound.

Dr. DuBois is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, class of 2008.


  • Undergraduate: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • Medical: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA


  • Surgical Internship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship : University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • California Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Benjamin DuBois, MD: San Diego, CA Shoulder Surgeon

Benjamin DuBois, MD

Dr. DuBois specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery
  • Dislocated Shoulder Surgery
  • Labral Repair Surgery
  • Frozen Shoulder Surgery
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Ultrasound
  • In-Office MRI of the Shoulder