Lions general manager Martin Mayhew announced Suh's operation late Wednesday afternoon. He would not say which shoulder would be operated on.
The team says the surgery will take place Monday.
Suh played in Detroit's season finale against Minnesota on Sunday. After being picked second in last year's draft, he quickly became a fan favorite and led all NFL rookies with 10 sacks.
Suh says he's having surgery to make sure he's "100 percent healthy" heading into the offseason program. He says he still plans to attend the Pro Bowl in Honolulu on Jan. 30.