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Dr. Richard Rafael, MD

Gynecology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Rafael

Richard W Rafael MD

770 Mill St Reno, NV 89502

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Dr. Richard Rafael, MD is a gynecology specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Saint George`s University / School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in gynecology and obstetrics & gynecology.


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(775) 323-4545

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Dr. Rafael's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ovarian Cysts
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Dr. Rafael treats Ovarian Cysts more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rafael treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
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Dr. Rafael treats Hemorrhoids more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rafael treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Rafael treats Abdominal Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Rafael treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Rafael's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Rafael, MD is a gynecology specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Saint George`s University / School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in gynecology and obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Mt Sinai Hospital
Undergraduate School
1986
Mt Sinai
Residency Hospital
1986
Mt Sinai Hospital Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
Saint George`s University / School of Medicine
Medical School
1989
1986
1986
1982

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Nevada State Medical Association Delegate, 2001-2002
  • Health Access Washoe County Chairman of First Annual Fundraiser, 2012
  • Diplomate of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010
  • Nevada State Medical Association Delegate, 1997-1998
  • The Washoe County Medical Society Board of Directors, 01-1997-12/1999
  • Vice President of The Washoe County Medical Society, 01/2000-12/2000
  • President of The Washoe County Medical Society, 01/2001-12/2001
  • Task Force for Medical Liability, 1996-1997
  • Best in Community Service, Renown Medical Center, 2007
  • The Washoe County Medical Society Board of Directors, 2002
  • Best Doctors Award-Gynecology, Top Doctors Chosen by their Peers, Cleveland Monthly, 2007
  • Health Access Washoe County Board Member, 2006, 2011
  • The Robert Hingson Humanitarian Award, St. George’s University School of Medicine, 1980
  • Health Access Washoe County Financial Committee Member, 2011

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Dr. Rafael was my physician until he retired. He is one of the most caring physicians I have had in my long life.He was always there for me on a kind and caring way. He was knowledgeable and solved many of my issues.I loved his reassuring ways. If there was an issue, he called me on the phone. He will be missed by his patients. He understood that caring, kindness and interest is a big part of the cure. Enjoy retirement!
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Excellent Doctor!! I was in so much pain, saw him for the first time on a Thursday. He diagnosed the problem, had emergency surgery the very next day. Long story short...He fixed me in just two days! No long drawn out appointments. I was really in great hands, and you will be too if you choose him. Guaranteed.
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I have being a patient of Dr Raphael for 18 y plus. Recently I had an abnormal finding. The kindness and professional care of Dr Raphael provided was a God sent. Thank you again dr Richard Rafael!
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My experience with Dr. Rafael and his staff are amazing. The girls in the office are always kind and compassionate, and Dr. Rafael has an amazing bedside manner, he has always called me back with any questions and thanks to him, my suffering is OVER. I will recommend him to anybody looking for a Gyn in Reno.
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If I could give 6 stars I would
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I just had a hysterectomy and Dr. Rafael was my surgeon. He is very calm and patient and explains thoroughly. It was comforting and made me less nervous. He told me exactly what to expect before and after. He checked up on me and made sure everything was good! Great experience.
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I have seen Dr. Rafael several times and each time have been treated with the utmost care, concern and professionalism. During my last exam, he noted a problem outside his field and facilitated me to be seen by a specialist immediately. The problem turned out to be colorectal cancer but due to his diligence and fast action we caught it early enough that it should be treated fairly easily. Thanks to Dr. Rafael, I will be able to enjoy life and make memories with my family for many more years!
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Dr. Rafael was recommended to me by another doctor. He will always take time to listen to you health problems, or your specific needs. He will always call you about lab work, or questions that he has about your care. Dr. Rafael has also done surgery on me, and it was very successful. I feel that he is a fantastic doctor. I wish more doctors were like Dr. Rafael and would take time with their patients.
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Dr. Rafael is one who is very concerned about each patient. He takes the time to talk to you after each exam. He listens! He is always available in case of emergency. I trusted him to do my surgery and will continue to trust him to be my gynecologist. Thank you Dr. Rafael.
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I had one of my ovaries removed by Dr Rafael and at first I thought everything went great then I got an infection in my belly button that he wouldn't treat and I ended up in the urgent care and my family practice drs office. The two of them said it could have turned into gang green if not treated so I'm not too impressed by the lack of response by Dr Rafael, this was right at my abdomen and major internal organs! Not something to be taken lightly. Thankfully a doctor did!!
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I have seen Dr. Rafael for more than 10 years on a recommendation by a close friend. He is an excellent physician with good instincts. He spends the appropriate amount of time to address any issues. I am well satisfied with his quality care.
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