Dr. Frank Raia, MD

Dr. Frank Raia, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Frank Raia, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Columbia Univ. Col. of Phy. & Surg. in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and microsurgery.Read his story

3420 S Mercy Rd Ste 200

Gilbert, AZ 85297

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Blink HCA
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Raia's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Raia "Frank J. Raia, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery. He holds additional certification with added qualifications in surgery of the hand. He has been lauded for his numerous publications and presentations on operative hand treatments given to the international medical community. Dr. Raia completed his fellowship training at C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, St. Luke's –Roosevelt Hospital in New York and his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Raia obtained his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. While at Columbia University, he was part of several highly-coveted student research and fellowship projects, where he examined signal transduction pathways and gene expression. Dr. Raia then participated in the Harrison L. McLaughlin Fellowship in orthopedic trauma research at the Trauma Training Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Raia received his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, cum laude, from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Raia has written and contributed several articles in academic journals, including the Journal of Hand Surgery and the Journal of Biomechanics. He has given numerous professional presentations as well as poster presentations for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Raia "I encourage patients to be active participants in their care and to help make decisions for their well-being."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arm Swelling
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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23  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Princeton U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Columbia Univ. Col. of Phy. & Surg.
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York NY
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York NY
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Raia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Raia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Raia to family and friends
52 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

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Dr. Raia'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
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Patient Comments (16)

I would definitely suggest Dr. Raia to anyone and everyone. He treated me with kindness and really helped me when I broke my thumb.
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Dr. Raia was direct, thorough and skilled. I liked his diagnosis and prognosis for my thumb problem. Understood my insurance issue and had good recommendations for physical therapy in the area.
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I am left with hardly any feeling in my right hand after a failed carpal tunnel surgery performed by Dr. Raia. The filament that was used to stitch under the incision was poking through the incision when I saw him at the follow up exam. I felt as though he couldn't wait to get me out of his office...more
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I saw Dr Raia in 4/2016 for painful trigger finger problems in my left hand, in two fingers and my thumb. He spent plenty of time speaking to the problem and treatment options. I settled on a cortisone injection for each finger and thumb, and within two weeks I was working out, lifting weights,...more
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Appeared rushed. Sent the student or PA in. She said my wrist pain that I had for 4 weeks would be fine. Just do whatever I wanted to.. Ask to see the doctor.. he said he could give i steroid shot but not sure it would help. I ask to try that and in 1 minutes he injected it without even prepping...more
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