My left shoulder isn't nearly as bad as my right is and going through 3 surgeries on the right I know that when the pain was more minor I should have just lived with this as long as I could. I think initial surgery sent me down a spiral to getting the R&R.
So...no I am no where near needing an R&R on the left. I will live with it for now which isn't too hard for everyday things. Lifting is where the left shows its limitations and pain.
I initially contacted Matsen through email and he will respond to you within HOURS. The man is insane! I talked to him like every 3rd day the first week or two. But he and his team worked through all the remote details and pre op tests from afar so I never had to see him prior. He evaluated all of my films and my mental state to determine that I am a candidate for his surgery. You have to be mentally tough for this thing, recovery is TOUGH. Way worse then my Williams open preceedure.
With that said there is no way you can do both arms at the same time. You absolutely need the other arm to help you rehab the repaired one. The stretching post op is very very painfull but critical to your success. So one are at a time.
Matsen will require an xray with his "truth" view as the angle to really see what your joint looks like. He have tell you what to tell the tech / ortho where you live, and do the rest remotely.
I flew in on a Sunday, Monday pre op and blood work, Tuesday Surgery, Wed Hospital, Thursday released, Friday Fly Home