Dr. Rafael Sierra, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Sierra
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mayo Clinic Rochester

200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905

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Dr. Rafael Sierra, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Sierra has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sierra to book an appointment.


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I was a little concerned about seeing Dr. Sierra after reading some of these online reviews, especially since I flew over 1,000 miles to see him. I am so happy I didn’t base my decision to see him on the reviews I read. Dr. Sierra was absolutely wonderful! He spent much more time with me than expected and listened to every concern I had. He addressed every question I had and never once made me feel stupid about my questions or concerns. Not only did he include me but he also included my family.
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Lydia Blanton in Auburn, AL – Mar 06, 2019
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Dr. Sierra fixed my hip after a very poorly done scope and misdiagnosis by another doctor. Three other doctors missed the hip dysplasia diagnosis. My pain has greatly improved after surgery along with my range of motion. The only negative I would have to say is he always has a group of students with him and at times it can be hard to tell if he's talking to me or his students.
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Heather in Eagan, MN – May 28, 2017
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Couldn't understand why AVN causes pain. He chuckled and said " you shouldn't have pain, the bones dead" Good surgeon, horrible with patients!!
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Andover, MN – Oct 18, 2016
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Dr. Sierra replaced my hip and left my leg three (3) inches shorter than the other, left me with no flexibility in the hip, and left my femur mispositioned. The worse, is that he never had the professionalism to tell me the surgery had not turn out as expected. His professor did it for him. The fact that he works at Mayo doesn't mean he knows what he is doing. He has ruined my life completely. Now I can no shower, dress, cook, do my bed, do my laundry, travel,walk, or perform my job as before.
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Lucy in St Cloud, MN – Apr 12, 2016
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Very knowledgeable about hip conditions. Very professional staff also.
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Tina in Lacona – Jan 15, 2016
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Dr. Rafael Sierra, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Sierra has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sierra to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn
Residency Hospital

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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(507) 266-9100

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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Choice Care PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Replacement Revision
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sierra performs Knee Replacement Revision more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Sierra performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Knee Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sierra performs Knee Surgery more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Sierra performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Knee Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sierra treats Knee Disorders more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Sierra treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

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Dr. Sierra's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Mayo Clinic Rochester

Mayo Clinic Rochester200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus

Rochester, MN

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)