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An Omaha native, Dr. Eric Bonness is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions.

Hometown: Omaha, NE

In his spare time, Dr. Bonness enjoys staying active by running, bicycling, snowboarding and playing basketball. He is also an avid traveler who enjoys reading and spending time with his family and friends.


Biceps Tear at the Shoulder, Shoulder Arthritis, Shoulder Joint Tear, Shoulder Impingement, Separated Shoulder, Shoulder Injuries, and less common conditions


Bankart Repair, Distal Bicep Repair, Joint Cartilage Repair, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Scope, and less common treatments

2 Years in Practice



  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln | B.S., Biological Sciences & Biochemistry (2008)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | MD (2012)
  • University of Nebraska-Creighton University Health Foundation | Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (2017)
  • Boston Shoulder Institute at Harvard University | Shoulder Surgery Fellowship (2018)

Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (115 Ratings, 19 Comments)

5 stars
Jan 3, 2019
I really liked how Dr. Bonness drew a picture of my shoulder condition and explained in detail what was going on.
5 stars
Jan 2, 2019
Eric Bonness was phenomenal - extremely insightful and patient. His RN, Mary, was friendly and responsive as well.
3 stars
Dec 27, 2018
Turn around time to actually get a letter written so I can have a (another) dye contrast MRI has been extremely slow, erstwhile I've been in increasing levels of pain. My primary care doctor has been asking them for this note every day since right after I saw them, according to her. In addition, I saw them once before for the same issue nearly 2 years ago. They gave me the same diagnosis that I received at the latest visit, but after I got the contrast MRI the orthopedic doc backed away from the initial diagnosis (labral tear) and simply prescribed therapy. I'm nervous that they won't find anything again, and what this will mean for my options (and for my pain/dysfunction).
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