Gzim, just wanted to re-iterate my early point about SLAP ( had it done 14 month ago and have continued problemd with bicep tendon)... There are studies and experience of several people (all 4.5 level players) that have an issue with reoccuring bicep tendonitis weakness post isolated SLAP repairs... tenodesis seems to have better outcomes... This is not meant to scare you but something that would be useful to talk to your surgeon... Good luck! FastFreedy, Such a high cost out of pocker with PPO, I had 2 surgeries done at Scripps over the past year on both shoulders and out of pocker was ~ 500-700 with PPO insurance. Probably depends on insurance.