Dr. Stephen J. Raterman, MD

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Dr. Stephen J. Raterman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Florida Medical Clinic 2700 Healing Way Ste 100, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Get Directions
(813) 979-0440

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Dr. Raterman specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Wesley Chapel, FL. He practices at 3 locations.

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in Tampa Florida |
I am a doc and a patient of Dr. Raterman. I know he is the BEST at what he does A year ago I had to hold onto my car for a couple minutes on exiting it due to excruciating R hip ostroarthritis pain I let go a bit too long. I was often offered wheelchairs at stores by staff. 2- Dr. Raterman performed hip resurfacing on me 2 days before Christmas ( almost 6 mos ago to the day). I now run a mile a day, have no limp , and most importantly chase my fldaughter around the park. Raterman is a legend.
in Wimauma, FL |
Following the initial 2 months of predictable pain from the surgery, I continued to have pain every time I rose from sitting! Dr. Raterman continually told me I'm not doing enough exercise. This continued for 2 1/2 years until I got a second opinion, where I found that I have what is considered a failed hip replacement because the installed device never grew into my hip. Dr. Raterman read my x-rays for 2 1/2 years and did not identify this defect, which can only be fixed by redoing this hip!
Tampa, FL |
I am afraid to go Back to this doctor. 2-3 months after my hip surgery I needed to discuss future plans for my knees. I got the Medical assistant, who apparently was not listening & scheduled me for KNEE THERAPY, making my hip replacement now hurt- it was fine before. Finally seeing HIM for the now PAINFUL hip, he screamed, who ordered knee therapy?! then ordered me to the table, threw up my skirt and opened my legs, with a man -not a nurse-on the computer at the end of the table. -0- stars
in Riverview, FL |
I was going to wait until spring, when we would be home to have surgery,but Dr. Raterman was such a confident and reassuring Dr that I knew he was right to do my surgery. After I made the decision to get it done by him,everyone that I talked to told me that he is wonderful. I am so glad that God led us to him.
in Dade City, FL |
Had my first appointment with Dr. Raterman on Feb 22. We had xrays and discussed my hip problem. I need a replacement. Made an appointment for cortisone shot.on March 22. Had my shot on March 22. Piece of cake. No pain. Dr. Raterman is very straight forward, no bull. I asked three questions, will the shot help; can I have an operation and when? His answers were, absolutely; yes and I don't know. After my shot we made an appointment for an operation on April 27. I couldn't ask for anything more.
in Riverview, FL |
Very knowledgeable and personable, First diagnosed with hip problem two years ago, tried succesive steps before replacement. As a competetive athlete my primary concern was performance, Dr. Raterman took the time to explain options and progression that met my needs. I eventually gave up running and bought another 1.5 years before having to give up cycling, at which point surgery was scheduled. Surgery on 3/14/2016 went as smooth as possible, was surprised to see so little bruising. Very happy.
in Tampa, FL |
Caution. It pains me to be here, but since my right hip replacement, March, 2013, this surgeon mis-diagnosed my post-operative complication, was dismissive of my quest for help, and then abandoned me by 'firing me as a patient' following an diagnosis of my complication by an out-of-state surgeon. This is unethical. I'm amazed at the lack of caring and level of disinterest in helping me after I put my faith in, and fully paid, this surgeon to replace my hip. Where do I go from here?
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Louisville School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Of Georgia

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Of Georgia

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Bellarmine University

    Graduated in 1981

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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