Dr. Raymond Raven, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 52

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Raymond Raven, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Burbank, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Raven has extensive experience in Hand & Wrist Surgery. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Raymond Raven, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists

2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116 Burbank, CA 91505
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Telehealth services available

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(818) 237-2248
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Dr. Raven is affiliated with Los Robles Regional Medical Center Thousand Oaks, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic hand surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Raven

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Raven treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Raven treats other conditions, please contact the office at (818) 237-2248.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. Raven is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hand Fracture
Ganglion Cyst
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Dr. Raven's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Raven accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
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EPO-CA
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Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
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WellCare PPO
WellPoint
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Dr. Raven's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Raven

4.0

Based on 43 ratings

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I went in for what was clearly a cyst on the palm of my hand and was told by two people (physician's asst and the nurse who walked me back to the exam room who hadn't even seen my chart) that I would definitely need an X-ray. There was NOTHING wrong with my bones whatsoever. Even after answering every question and demonstrating the functionality of my hand and that there was no issue with the bones, the physician's assistant still advised taking X-rays. I refused because it very much felt like this was just something they push on ALL patients regardless of the necessity for it or the issue/injury strictly for financial purposes. I was so disappointed because the office had come highly recommended.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 09, 2021
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Doctor Raven was absolutely fantastic!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Chand Du – May 29, 2021
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It was the worst experience with a doctor of all time. He is a flat out bully. In surgery he was extremely unnecessarily rough, and in his office when asked about why BOTH my hands were not healing properly. He became rude and abrasive. He even stood up and sqaured off with me like a pit bull and the nurses had to come in to calm things down. He tolod me flat out, "I don't like you and go get another opinion". Stay away from this guy as you've been warned!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 07, 2021
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His office tries to collect your entire deductible even with insurance coverage. Seems like he’s more interested in getting paid than helping people. Won’t see a doctor who is so overtly money driven.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Sep 24, 2020
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terrible in every sense. typical "processing center". gets you in and out of visits under a minute. gets offended so easily. DOES THE MOST ABRASIVE / money making procedure regardless of patient's specific needs. i walked in with trigger finger on my right ring finger. after his surgery and 24 sessions of therapy, my index finger doesn't even bend all the way to determine if trigger finger has been released. now i also have severe triggering on my pinky and middle finger on the same hand (which i never had before on those fingers). i cannot make a fist nor put my hand flat down. right at beginning of my surgery he complained to the OR nurses twice that they hadn't booked enough time for my surgery. However, he still went on with the surgery rushing through and probably not clearing up all the scar tissues. when i asked him about it at my last visit (specifically in regards to my 2 other fingers triggering now) he simply replied with a smirk "it was gonna happen anyways, it just e
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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North Hollywood – Jun 14, 2019
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I had a very bad case of locking thumb. The tissue inflamed and irritated. The procedure was fast (about 10-15 minutes) and the relief was almost instant. Post-op pain was not bad at all. Today (3 days later) I am moving my thumb around freely. There is mild tenderness which I am sure will go away totally as the incision heals completely. This was the right decision for me. I could not be more pleased with the outcome. Dr. Ravin's staff was very professional and efficient. This is the guy to go
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Apr 20, 2019
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Dr. Raven is kind, caring, and the best at what he does. I have a rare hand healing disorder, and his surgical techniques have saved my ability to use my hands. Simply the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Taylor in Van Nuys, CA – Oct 13, 2018
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I have had many surgeries on my hands and wrist by Dr. Raven. Dr. Raven is a phenomenal surgeon and overall person. I have known him for years and I trust him immensely. He’s caring and very thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cindy Angel in Santa Clarita – Apr 04, 2018
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Dr. Raven performed surgery on both of my hands for carpal tunnel and trigger fingers. Both surgeries went well and I had great recoveries. Dr Raven’s staff is excellent and helped me with all my pre-op and post-op needs. I had a very positive experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christine Maurer in CA – Feb 21, 2018
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Dr. Raven performed basal joint reconstruction on my hand. He initially suggested conservative treatment and I found very little relief. At 6 weeks after surgery I was able to have much more flexibility and the pain has subsided substantially. I understand that my progress has been pretty remarkable. This is all due to his expertise. I also understand that it will take quite a while to regain the strength in my thumb and forefinger but am looking forward to a full recovery in the coming months.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gary Stel – Dec 23, 2017
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I HATE TO CALL THIS MAN A DOCTOR. HE DID AN UNNECESSARY SURGERY ON MY HAND AND CRIPPLED ME., THE PAIN IS EXCRUCIATING AND I WILL REQUIRE A SURGERY TO CORRECT THE DAMAGE TO MY HAND. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS BUTCHER. HE SPENDS FIVE MINUTES IN HIS OFFICE AND IS ALWAYS TOO BUSY TO TALK TO YOU. HIS SURGERIES LAST AN HOUR. I HATE THE MOMENT THAT I ALLOWED THIS CREATURE TO BUTCHER ME.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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MARITZA GENTRY in Glendale, CA – Dec 03, 2017
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Dr. Raven is for you if: 1) You would rather read brochures handed to you by a medical professional than receive actual information from one. 2) You prefer a doctor who makes you feel like you are one in a long line of patients for the day, thereby ensuring crisp, short visits with minimal verbal interaction. 3) Your preferred form of treatment is no treatment, although you will most likely receive billable x-rays, ultrasounds, etc., just to confirm this decisive plan of action.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Daniel in Sherman Oaks, CA – Jul 29, 2017
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I think Dr. Raven comes straight to the point. He is fast and articulate and knows exactly what to do when he has made a decision to solve your hand problem. He will give you step 1, step 2 and then a step 3 if an injection for carpal tunnel hand syndrome. does and doesn't work and the percentages. He also, uses the ultrasound to direct his needle injection correctly. I am an RN and I was impressed with his time management. He directs needed xrays/results/splints to his assistant aides,techs,etc
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda in Glendale,CA – Jun 29, 2017
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I came to a hand surgeon for consultation and diagnosis of carpal tunnel. I understand a physician who may consider another diagnosis. But an insulting remark, "you would have to be a mutant to have carpal tunnel" What kind of Dr. says that to a patient? A rude Dr. After completing all tests he ordered the results of the nerve conduction study which stated carpal tunnel was still ignored by this hand surgeon! Obviously self involved, rude and a Dr. who simply doesn't care. Very unsatisfactory
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Yolanda Z in Sherman Oaks, CA – Apr 03, 2017
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Rude, unprofessional, temperamental man that not only provide any kind of care but asked the patient to leave the office because I wouldn't agree with his illogical explanation of why they couldn't straighten a crooked hand. He didn't even bother to examine the hand.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Jasmine in Van Nuys, CA – Dec 07, 2016
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I would highly recommend Dr. Raven111 he is very knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. He and his staff went way out of their way to help my sister whom had cut off the tip of her middle finger. We were so concerned and stressed but Dr Raven and his staff put us at ease. I'm so grateful and fortunate to have found Dr Raven and would highly recommend him and his clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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laurie in Los Angeles, CA – Jun 09, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Raven believes in a multidisciplinary approach and always maximizes conservative treatment before considering surgery. This includes physical and occupational...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2005
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
UCSF Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1998
UCSF Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1998
University of California- San Francisco Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993
University Of California Irvine School Of Biology
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Raymond Raven, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Raymond Raven, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Raven frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Raven specializes.

Where is Dr. Raymond Raven, MD's office located?

Dr. Raven's office is located at 2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116, Burbank, CA 91505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Raven speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists2625 W Alameda Ave Ste 116 Burbank, CA 91505
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Burbank, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

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