Dr. Charles Raftery, MD

Dr. Charles Raftery, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(20)
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Dr. Charles Raftery, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Middlebury, CT. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

1579 Straits Tpke

Middlebury, CT 06762

Contact Information

(203) 758-2003

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Raftery "Advanced compassionate care of patients with spinal conditions or disorders, and developing an individual treatment plan designed around each patient. Minimally invasive and revision surgeries performed by this fellowship trained spinal surgeon."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuroplasty
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urethral Sling
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.

Education

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Nyu Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Raftery has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Raftery's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Raftery to family and friends
3.8
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Raftery's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Waterbury, CT |
I HADMY SURGUERY IN JULY 17,2017. IT HAS BEEN A WEEK AND I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. I HAD A NECK FUSION TWO DISKS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AND BONE SPURS. MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT I WISH I HADNT WAITED SO LONG TO DO THE SURGERY WITH DR RAFTERY AND WOULD HAVE CHOOSEN TO DO IT SONNER. HE IS A EXCELLENT SURGEON. TH EPAIN IN MY HANDS AND BACK ARE GONE. IM JUST RECOVERYING NICELY. THANK YOU SO MUCH DR RAFTERY. Migdalia Martinez
Ct |
Dr Rafferty had a chance to fix my mom's back nine weeks earlier but instead he messed up the paperwork to have a scan three times sending her back and forth for test (including going on vacatio) knowing her pain until the fourth time which was too late her pain was unbearable her body became to weak and she got an ulcer from the suffering causing her to become septic and causing of a stoke and heart failure from shock of the pain. She would be alive today had he done his job but instead we her
in Waterbury, CT |
Pleasantly surprised, a surgeon willing to talk to us not pushing surgery at all, but explaining, patiently, having examined x-rays taken elsewhere before seeing me, explained options clearly, answered multiple questions.
in Oakville, CT |
Dr.Rafftery is a great doctor after 4 months of trying everything to avoid surgery he was recommended by my doctor. He could see I was in pain and did everything to find me a solution.I had back surgery and walked out of hospital the same day! Was back to work in less than 6 weeks. Awesome Doctor!!
Naugatuck, Ct. |
This poor excuse for a doctor treated me with disrespect and totally misdiagnosed me with a condition I don't have. Because of Raftery, I am going to need further spine surgery. He either didn't look at my MRI or the report or he did and was too bothered to try and fix the mistake he made. After a surgery he performed on me a few months ago to remove a screw he first installed that came loose, I returned to him saying I was still in pain. He laughed in my face and pawned me off on another doctor
in Watertown, CT |
I gave the doctor another try and I am glad I did. He gave me a shot in my back and feel a lot better.
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Dr. Raftery accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Raftery has admitting privileges

Saint Mary's Hospital
56 Franklin St
Waterbury, CT 06706
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Waterbury Hospital
64 Robbins St
Waterbury, CT 06708
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