Dr. Joseph Ralabate, MD

Dr. Joseph Ralabate, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. Joseph Ralabate, MD is a general surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in general surgery.

2450 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14217

Contact Information

(716) 677-5500

Insurance Accepted

  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ralabate performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
more than 60% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
more than 50% of peers
more than 42% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Canisius College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Millard Fillmore Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Millard Fillmore Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Trauma Award - Surgical Residency, 1974
  • Listed in "Top Doctors of the United States",
  • Halstead Teaching Award, 1983
  • United States Army Commendation, 1977
  • Surgical Chief Residents Teaching Award, SUNY at Buffalo, 2003
Media & Publications
  • Polyorchidism, 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ralabate's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ralabate to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ralabate'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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