Dr. Irving Raphael, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
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Dr. Irving Raphael, MD
Dr. Irving Raphael, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Syracuse, NY. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Raphael is affiliated with Crouse Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center.

5719 Widewaters Pkwy

Syracuse, NY 13214

Contact Information

(315) 701-4024

Dr. Irving Raphael, MD

Dr. Irving Raphael, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • 21 More

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Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Upstate Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Upstate Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Raphael's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Raphael to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (27 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 (27)
My first visit with Dr. Raphael. He is a great listener and is genuinely concerned on doing what is best for the patient. He offers detailed explanations about possible diagnosis and fully answered all of my questions. I look forward to continuing to work with him for my care.
in Watertown |
Dr. Raphael did my daughter's hip surgery and we have nothing but good things to say about him. He always had time for any questions we had about the surgery and the process for post-surgery rehab. He was excellent with my daughter and really took his time to explain everything to her also. His nurse (Jackie) at Widewaters Parkway was also extremely helpful during this process and also took the time to answer any and all questions, had the answers or got the answer and gave it to us.
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Raphael is absolutely wonderful, professional, and I feel that I am in good hands. Dr. Irving Raphael explained my situation to me and took the time to make sure I understood my injury and how I can get better. 10/10 Stars!!
in Syracuse, NY |
Very friendly - explained everything and gave me options on my situation so I could make an informed decision.
in Syracuse, NY |
My son fell off his bike and banged up his knee pretty good. He was referred to an Orthopedic by the ER because they thought his tibial plateau was fractured. I choose SOS because they did a hand surgery for him in the past. Dr. Raphael was amazing. He has a great personality, very entertaining yet very professional. Dr. Raphael made the appointment very comfortable for us. From the moment we met him, we knew we could trust his diagnosis. We highly recommend Dr. Raphael.
Baldwinsville, NY |
Dr. Raphael and the SOS staff were wonderful! They were so pleasant and took time to explain everything. They put my teenage daughter at ease and did a fabulous job!
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr Rafael is the best!!! I couldn't ask for a better doctor.. Compassionate, warm and humorous...thereby making you feel comfortable. His nurse Jackie is exceptional.
in Baldwinsville, NY |
Had to see doc urgently. His kindness, compassion and experience made a very bad situation almost bearable. His nurse, Jackie, was a peach and really set me at ease. They work so well together. They both have a great sense of humor and for me, that helps greatly. I am better and no need to see him regularly. I have nothing but good things to say about this office and this great man.
in Cato , NY |
I will always be glad to return to Dr. Raphael, he was attentive, business like and friendly. He listened and answered my questions so that I could understand.
in Liverpool, NY |
Wonderful care, extremely thorough, great bedside manor and takes time to explain and answer questions. Highly recommend - one of my favorite doctors.
Red Creek, NY |
Dr. Raphael is friendly and caring. He is very knowledgeable and I feel confident in his assessments. I was lucky to have him as an orthopedic surgeon over 25 years ago, and again as a provider for a recent injury.
in Liverpool, NY |
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Irving Raphael. He's personable, caring, really listens to you and your situation, explains everything in a way you can understand easily, and puts your mind at ease. I left his office feeling great about what was discussed and what plan(s) were going to be followed. He truly lowered my anxiety level to zero.
Fulton, NY |
Very thorough, patient, knowledgeable and funny too.
Oswego, NY |
He was very professional, compassionate, and an outstanding surgeon. The whole process was excellent from the initial visit to the procedure to the follow-up.
in Clay, ny |
The first health care professional that showed genuine compassion for my husband and his condition. Very professional, knowledgeable amdmfkimd personable.
Annsville ,NY |
I had nothing less than a very satisfied experience with Dr, Raphael. He was puntual, informed, polite and respectful. He answered all the questions I had succinctly and in layman's terms.
in Liverpool, NY |
Enjoyed meeting Dr. Raphael. He was down-to-earth, knowledgeable and caring. No arrogance here!
in Oswego |
Dr. Raphael came very highly recommended by my primary care physician and I could not agree more!!! He has spent the time to explain to me what I have wrong and the options that are available. He has great bedside manner and very easy to talk to. I never felt rushed! His staff is always kind and courteous and I left the text messages and emails for reminders for appointments! Thank you very much SOS for making myself and my family feel very comfortable!
in Chittenango, New York |
Dr. Raphael repaired my knee. He was a pleasure to deal with. Very down to earth.....listens well....spends time with you to insure your needs are met! Hopefully I don't have to have further surgeries, but if I did, he would be my first choice!!
in Boynton Beach, FL |
I am from Boynton Beach, FL and have problems with my rotator cuffs. I was in terrible pain. Dr. Raphael took care of my problem, for which I am very grateful.
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr.Raphael is my hero. He is a giver of care, and by far the best doctor in the world He makes my pain go away with no meds.
in The Villages, FL |
Very positive visit. He talked at length re: my issues. He gave me a wealth of good info. and treated my shoulder. Very satisfied.
in Clay, NY |
He has treated both my husband and myself. We have complete confidence in his wisdom and his personality is winsome. We love him!
in Baldwinsville, NY |
One word to describe my first visit with Dr. Raphael....AWESOME!!!
in Baldwinsville, NY |
Dr. Raphael has always given me great care and spent time speaking to me to discuss what the medical issue may be and options. He has never told me that I cannot get better or to just accept my condition.
in Marcellus, NY |
Dr Raphael had one of the best bedside manners that I have EVER experienced. My 17 year old son thought he was great.
in New Hartford NY |
Dr Raphael is excellent. He explains things week and makes you feel comfortable about your decisions. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Raphael accepts 35 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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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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