Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Raphael
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

5719 Widewaters Pkwy Syracuse, NY 13214

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(315) 701-4024

Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Syracuse, NY and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Raphael has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yale University Med School medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crouse Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Raphael to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Raphael accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
National Elevator
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Universal American

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael treats Knee Sprain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Raphael treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael treats Knee Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Raphael treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Raphael performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Raphael performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Raphael performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael treats Shoulder Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Raphael treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Raphael's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Raphael's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Raphael

4.9

Based on 70 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Raphael is very informational on my injury. His staff was very pleasant. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Beth – Aug 19, 2020
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Dr. Raphael is the best of the best. He has done surgery on my knee twice now (ACL/meniscus). He always educates me on what he is doing, and why it’s important. Besides that, his work is godly. Both times after surgery my recovery was smooth as butter, considering ACL recovery can be extremely difficult for many people. After going through two surgeries with Dr. Raphael, he will be my ONLY option if needed in the future. My surgeries were two years apart, and he remembered me when I came back recently. Other than being a great surgeon, Dr. Raphael in general is a very nice, personable guy. When he told me the bad news that I tore my ACL, I was devastated, literally started crying like a baby in front of him. And he did all the right things following that, he was able to calm me down, and see the bright side of things. He made me realize that it was not the end of the world like I thought it was. And here we are a couple years later and it feels good as new. Thank you to Dr. Raphael!!!
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Courtney – Jul 23, 2020
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Dr. Raphael knows his stuff and really listens to his patients. After a year suffering with a shoulder injury post car accident, we finally went ahead with surgery and I’m finally on the mend!
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May 12, 2020
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I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Raphael very quickly. He was prompt in seeing me during my appointment, and he took the time to explain, in detail, my health issue and what I needed to do to bring about improvement. I was in significant pain before my visit, and three days later, I feel like a new person. Thank you, Dr. Raphael!
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Ray C – Apr 20, 2020
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I was very happy with my visit with Dr Raphael. He is kind and explained everything to me that I was able to understand. He let me decide what I wanted to do. His staff are very accommodating to me and friendly.
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Linda Cosco – Apr 16, 2020
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Visit was timely. Dr. Brad took the time to talk with me after he administered an injection in my shoulder. He, as always, was very professional, kind, and helpful. My highest esteem and recommendation goes to Dr. Brad!!
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Apr 13, 2020
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I had fractured my clavicle & needed to meet with an Orthopedic Surgeon to discuss options as initially was told I would need surgery. I was able to get in within a week of my accident & was very pleased to learn from Dr. Brad that I would NOT need surgery but rather immobilization with sling & restricted movement. Eight weeks later I have great range of motion & in the mend. He took the time to hear my story, took a conservative approach & sent me on my way to recovery without surgery. I would highly recommend him.
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DBK – Sep 10, 2019
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I have chronic knee pain that had not improved with physical therapy at the time I saw him. He dismissed my prior experiences, barely made an examination, and then sent me to physical therapy within the hospital network. He was so confident that I don't have a significant problem that there's no way I'm going back, even though the second physical therapy was ineffective and I still have pain.
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Jan 22, 2019
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I found Dr. Raphael to be pleasant, supportive, knowledgeable and helpful.
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Jeanette Perkins in East Syracuse, NY – Mar 17, 2018
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I have been extremely pleased with Dr. Raphael's level of care, patient interaction and skill. I have already highly recommended him to others. I feel very comfortable under Dr. Raphael's care because I trust him and very much appreciate the attention and concern he shows his patients.
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Oswego, NY – Mar 01, 2018
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Dr. Raphael is extremely professional and personable, he explained everything to me and answered all my questions. Excellent care and service. SoS continues to exceed my expectations.
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Jason – Feb 27, 2018
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knowledgable, easy to talk to, would definitely recommend
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Feb 19, 2018
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Dr Raphael was very attentive to my concerns about surgery and answered all my questions. He made me feel confident I was making the right decision.
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Anthony Polichemi in Liverpool, New York – Feb 18, 2018
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I have had problems with my right post meniscus surgery. Dr. Raphael has been very proactive in dealing with the pain and the lack of structural stability that I have had. He has told me that I am in great need of quadracep strengthening exercises to further increase the stability of my knee.
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Syracuse – Feb 16, 2018
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Good experience
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Feb 15, 2018
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He did not spend much time with me. Seemed arrogant and interested only in whether I had something he could operate on. I ultimately saw another physician and was much happier.
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Feb 05, 2018
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Dr. Raphael is an excellent surgeon and really cares about his patients.
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Bob Mungp in East Syracuse, NY – Dec 05, 2017
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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.
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Syracuse, NY – Sep 16, 2017
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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.
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Kerry Dal in Liverpool, NY – Sep 13, 2017
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Dr. Raphael was excellent. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and communicates effectively.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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. 
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Kerlan Jobe Orth Clin
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
2006
Cornell/NY Hosp
Internship Hospital
2005
Yale University Med School
Medical School
2000
University Of Rochester
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists5719 Widewaters Pkwy Syracuse, NY 13214
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Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Syracuse, NY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)