Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMale

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 16 years of experience in the medical field. 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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Dr. Raphael is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center Syracuse, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Raphael's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Rotator Cuff Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Raphael performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael performs Shoulder Arthroscopy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Raphael performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Raphael treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Raphael's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Scan
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • 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

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(315) 701-4024

Dr. Raphael accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
National Elevator
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Universal American

Dr. Raphael's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Raphael

4.9

Based on 78 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I had a very good experience and it was obvious to me that Dr. Raphael knows exactly what he is doing!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Carl DiDomenico – Aug 27, 2021
Great bedside manner. I always like when a doctor is up to speed on current treatments and options.
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Aug 20, 2021
Dr Raphael did a thorough exam of my shoulder both times I have seen him. He listened to my issues and I feel he has answered all of my questions. His nurse, Renee was very cheerful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J.C. – Mar 30, 2021
I visited Dr. Raphael for what turned out to be my final check up after ACL reconstructive surgery. Staff is always polite and positive. I truly appreciate Dr. Raphael's expertise, professionalism and positivity! He and his team's fine work will help me get back to enjoying the activity and sports I've been yearning to do before I had my surgery. I highly recommend SOS and especially Dr. Raphael to treat any orthopedic injury that may occur!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Timothy Chamberlain – Feb 09, 2021
Dr. Raphael, as well as his office and clinical staff, work with professionalism and efficiency. It is very apparent that the doctor is knowledgeable and skilled in his field, yet he answers questions and offers information in "plain English." I found this very helpful when charting a treatment plan for a successful outcome. I feel very confident in my decision to be working with Dr. Raphael. I would not hesitate to refer friends or family members to his office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Teifke – Nov 03, 2020
One star required to submit review. Worst experience ever. He was judgmental, disinterested, and due to his inappropriate assumption, and lack of taking a medical history, I left completely uninformed and untreated. I have had a prior surgery with an SOS provider with great result. Very disappointed with his lack of professionalism. I was "reminded" that he had already spent 12 minutes with me, and felt like I was wasting his time. Hopefully he is better with other patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Leslie R. – Oct 24, 2020
Caring, friendly, great surgeon...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jessica Palmer – Oct 23, 2020
Dr Raphael is very informational on my injury. His staff was very pleasant. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Beth – Aug 19, 2020
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!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Courtney – Jul 23, 2020
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 12, 2020
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ray C – Apr 20, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Cosco – Apr 16, 2020
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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 13, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DBK – Sep 10, 2019
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 22, 2019
I found Dr. Raphael to be pleasant, supportive, knowledgeable and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeanette Perkins in East Syracuse, NY – Mar 17, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oswego, NY – Mar 01, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jason – Feb 27, 2018
knowledgable, easy to talk to, would definitely recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 19, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anthony Polichemi in Liverpool, New York – Feb 18, 2018

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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...Read more

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
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Raphael has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Raphael frequently treats Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, and Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Raphael treats.

Where is Dr. Bradley Raphael, MD's office located?

Dr. Raphael's office is located at 5719 Widewaters Pkwy, Syracuse, NY 13214. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists5719 Widewaters Pkwy Syracuse, NY 13214
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Raphael is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Syracuse, NY

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)