Dr. Paul Rafson, MD

Dr. Paul Rafson, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(6)
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Dr. Paul Rafson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in general surgery.

3 Audubon Plaza Dr Ste 230

Louisville, KY 40217

Contact Information

(502) 636-0574

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Ventral Hernia
very high
more than 91% of peers
Stomach Diseases
high
more than 87% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rafson "At Norton Healthcare, we believe you the patient are the most important person to our practice. As the region s leading health care provider, we are committed to providing comprehensive, quality health care to all those we serve in a manner that responds to the needs of our community and honors our faith heritage. Our practice is a part of Norton Physician Services, a multispecialty physician group at Norton Healthcare. Norton Physician Services currently includes more than 400 providers who offer primary, specialty and urgent care services in over 100 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Our practice is comprised of compassionate, experienced medical professionals who are committed to ensuring you receive the best care and have access to the latest medical technology and services."

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rafson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rafson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rafson to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Rafson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Rafson has performed a number of colonoscopies and two surgeries on me. In every instance I have found him to be professional in every area. He is my choice for any surgeries I may need in the future. I would recommend him to anyone. He takes very good care of you. Fortunately, I have not...more
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I,ve had several surgeries done by Dr. Rafson he,s a excellent doctor.If i ever need more surgery i would go back to him again
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excellent on all counts
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