Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD

Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Syracuse, NY. He has been practicing for 12 years.

5719 Widewaters Pkwy

Syracuse, NY 13214

Contact Information

(315) 701-4024

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Raphael performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Raphael "Dr. Bradley Raphael is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. He is a team Physician for Syracuse University. 

Dr. Raphael is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic residency at Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell-Weill Medical School in New York City. He then performed a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Raphael has extensive experience out in the field working in tandem with the team doctors for the Los Angeles Lakers, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the University of Southern California.

After completing his medical training, Dr. Bradley Raphael returned to his hometown of Syracuse to join his father, Dr. Irving Raphael, in practice. "


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Raphael does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Rochester
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Yale University Med School
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Cornell/Ny Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Kerlan Jobe Orth Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Raphael has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Raphael has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Raphael's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Raphael to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Raphael's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (20)
in East Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Raphael is an excellent surgeon and really cares about his patients.
Syracuse, NY |
An absolute professional! I tore my ACL and had a slight MCL tear as well after an injury in February of 2017. From the first visit to Dr. Raphael I knew I was in good hands. He was very thorough in his explanation of surgery and post-surgery treatment. Takes great care of his patients and made my procedure out to be a routine thing, which gave me great confidence going into surgery, knowing I was going to recover. I am 6 months post surgery and have regained nearly all my strength! The best.
in Liverpool, NY |
Dr. Raphael is personable yet straight forward. He is also very knowledgeable and thorough. He took time to assess my injury and answer all my questions during my initial visit. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Raphael was excellent. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and communicates effectively.
in Lisbon, NY |
I greatly appreciate the excellent care Dr. Raphael and his staff have afforded me. I had three muscle tears and a detached tendon in my left shoulder. Dr. Raphael operated in January and now seven months later I have full range of motion and am back to what I consider, 95% strength. I have no pain. I cannot say enough about how Dr. Raphael has improved my quality of life. THANK YOU!
in Watertown, NY |
Dr. Raphael is very caring and concerned about the patient. He treats the patient and NOT the overall testing. I travel from Watertown and worth every mile to know appointments are easy to obtain and the care is 100%.
in Manlius, NY |
Very attentive, listens to complaints and issues. He explained and showed me my X-ray results and made recommendations for follow up consultation. I felt very comfortable with his opinion and suggestions for follow up with a colleague.
Dr. Raphael was very kind and professional with me today. First time ever seeing a specialist of any kind. He got me a firm diagnosis for my knee problems after going un-diagnosed for year and a half. He took the time to explain my condition and equipped me with everything I need to get my pain level down as low as possible and to help prevent any future problems. I highly recommend his services! ??
in Deposit, NY |
Dr. Raphael is very knowledgeable and goes to great lengths to make sure you understand your situation. He looked at my situation in multiple ways and believes in multiple approaches when appropriate. I cannot say enough good about him.
Syracuse, NY |
My appointment was a very good experience. Dr. Raphael examined completely and explained very thoroughly what the issue was. I completely understood everything he explained and was very pleased with his recommendations. The staff in the office were very friendly, pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend SOS and Dr. Raphael.
Rochester NY |
Best orthopedic surgeon! I went to a surgeon in Rochester at Strong Memorial Hospital who put wrong screws in my knee. Dr. Raphael fixed everything and my knee feels so much better. It was worth the drive
in Port Byron, NY |
Dr. Raphael is always patient, listening to all my concerns and answering my questions in a way I easily understand. He explores every avenue to make sure I get the best treatment possible.
in Watertown, NY |
He listened to my concerns and did not dismiss anything I said. He took me seriously and had a wonderful bedside manner!
Ithaca, NY |
Very personable, and upbeat. Provided an explanation of what the surgery and subsequent recovery would involve. I would have liked to see the MRI images.
in Manlius, NY |
Experience and protocol were helpful in recovery. Very easy to work with.
in Watertown, NY |
Dr Raphael is amazing along with his support staff. Dr Raphael and Brandon Weaver have taken a cautious approach to my ACL/Meniscus condition post surgery to assure that it will not be an issue into the future. This approach is much different than that of doctors in the north country and I have heard of multiple people needing a second surgery, unlike Dr Raphael and his team. Kudos to SOS for having Dr Raphael and Brandon Weaver a part of the SOS family.
East Syracuse, NY |
Good guy. I needed a couple of tests but I was going out of town. The doctor got it scheduled all the tests and got it done before I left. He was great to work with.
in Oswego, NY |
Excellent pre-op, surgery, and post-op care by all.
Vestal, NY |
Excellent, ACL knee surgery. Have had zero pain and making great progress, Dr. Raphael reallys knows what he is doing.
in Syracuse, NY |
Excellent experience. Very timely and professional
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Dr. Raphael accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Raphael has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center
301 Prospect Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
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Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
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