Dr. Stahl was my doc
Dr. Stahl did my shoulder surgery about 2 1/2 years ago. He seemed like a nice guy and he is in to outdoor sports (I think he climbs) so he understands that you're not some regular mofo who just needs to be repaired enough to go about a boring daily routine but that your ultimate goal is to get back to doing things like kayaking and climbing etc.
In terms of how my shoulder is now - I think I could be a lot better about doing shoulder specific exercises. So, much of the recovery is really up to you. I am pretty sure that my current kayaking doubts are mental and not phsyical. Hope this helps.