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Dr. Stephen Soffer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Soffer

Berkshire Orthopedic Associates

2201 Ridgewood Rd Ste 250 Reading, PA 19610

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Dr. Stephen Soffer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Reading, PA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr Soffer did a great job on my surgery. He completed arthroscopic surgery on my knee on May 3. By May 4 I was already putting pressure on my leg and within 4 days I was able to walk well and bend my knee at a 90 degree angle with no discomfort. I recommend his services for Orthopedic issues.
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I’ve had Right knee problems since I was 17. Dr Soffer is one of a kind, in that his patient always comes first no matter what. He is a meticulous thinker and always does what’s best for the patient. I give Dr Soffer a 10 out of 10 for my experiences with him. Awesome guy and Awesome surgeon! Highly recommended!!
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Dr. Soffer was very thorough with my examination & listened to my questions. We went over my options & my shoulder is on the mend because of him. Highly recommend him.
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I’ve know doctor Soffer for many years. He has treated me and my wife for knee injuries with arthroscopic surgery. We both did great. I recommended him to friends who needed joint replacement. They did great and one of them plays in my golf league. Then recently I hurt my shoulder and needed a cuff repair. I am only five months out and I am back to normal. He is a very skilled surgeon who I would recommend highly.
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Dr. Soffer treated me for a foot injury. He was very informative. He explained my options thoroughly and was extremely professional. He seemed genuinely concerned about my injury. I appreciated his concern, along with the exceptional care he provided me, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great orthopedic dr!
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No personality,staff not friendly at all
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Dr Soffer is an exceptional doctor. He is very thorough with the explantionan of the injury thru to the surgery and rehab. I have had ACL surgery with wonderful results and recently meniscus surgery done by Dr Soffer. Awesome results from a fantastic doctor! Thank you so very much Dr. Soffer. I would reccomend you to anyone.
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Awesome surgery. This is the only procedure in which, I came out with less pain than I went in with. Rehab is a breeze, But remember,go into surgery in the best condition that you can be in. It helps both during and after
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Outstanding Doctor
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Sr Soffer was critical to my recovery and return to my Physical Therapy career! My extreme hardwork could not have been successful without the foundation of his Expertise with my shoulder repair!! I cannot Thank him enough to show my genuine Gratitude for his continued support through PT scripts, appropriate and necessary follow up orders and overall insight. He treated my case with Customized care rather than some "cookbook" protocol! I highly recommend Dr Soffer and would return nowhere else
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Dr. Soffer was very thorough in explaining everything to do with my reverse shoulder replacement surgery. Within one month had good use of arm. Very little after sugery pain. Very profesional and courteous.
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Dr. Soffer is very thorough and easy to work with. He will take as much time as you need to answer any questions and be sure you understand exactly what your procedure entails.
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Dr.Soffer was exceptional. The ACL reconstructive surgery he performed was outstanding, his recommendation to use the patellar tendon graft prove to be the best route for me. I healed up quickly and was able to play the sport I love almost full go within 5-6 months. He was easy to set up appointments with and was efficient, as well as, reliable in the information he gave for improving my knee. Within 8-9 months I was able to perform all sports activities at the level I left off.
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Dr. Soffer is a terrific doctor who listened to my needs and concerns. Dr. Soffer was my third opinion. I only had to wait 1 week for my initial appointment. Surgery was scheduled within a month and I was back to work (heavy physical labor) in half the time other doctors had told me. He was very thorough at follow-up appointments and really took his time, not rushing through explanations like some doctors. His physicians assistant is also very knowledgable and thorough.
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My experience with Dr. Soffer was simply outstanding. He explained everything to me, from my injury, to the procedure, to what the recovery would be like. He is kind, gentle - and genuine with people. He is what I call "real". He is meticulous and did a wonderful job on my knee! I was worried about how much pain I might have, along with a hundred other things. I was literally back on my feet in no time. He was right when he said worry is a wasted emotion! Outstanding surgeon!
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I have exercised on a regular basis for over fifty years. In July 2016 I severely tore the rotator cuff in my left shoulder doing power cleans. I immediately contacted my orthopedist. He advised against surgery citing my age. That's when I turned to Dr. Soffer. I had my operation in September. After six months of post operative physical therapy at the SIR at Ridgewood, I have regained my strength and flexibility. I thank Dr. Soffer for valuing my ambitions over my age. He is the BEST!
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I am very pleased with the surgery that Dr. Soffer performed when my knee was replaced. So much so, that I have encouraged several of my friends to choose Dr. Soffer for their knee replacement surgery.
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Dr. Soffer did a wonderful job with my knee surgery. My recovery time was very short and all aspects of the surgery were great. He reached to me by phone post-surgery to see how I was doing and if I had any questions. The whole process was thorough and professional!
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Dr Soffer in my opinion is not a friendly caring doctor. He was rude and arrogant and did not seem like he wanted my input on my issue. He never listened to my concerns. His arrogance took over the appointment to levels that was very unprofessional. I felt insulted and uneasy in his care. I went for answers but seemed he had no time for me. I would NOT recommend him to anyone.
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Compassionate, caring, professional, thorough. After knee & shoulder replacement, I am free from pain and was able to return to full productive life.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is the patient's recovery. Each and every patient is important to me. I provide exceptional care to help each patient return to an active, rewarding and pain free life.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2015
Master Course Instructor For Aana and Aaos Annual Meetings For Shoulder Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Moderator
1992
American Sports Medicine Institute (Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Clancy)
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Union Memorial and Johns Hopkins Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1987
Boston University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
2015
1992
1991
1987
1986
1982

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Authored 1st book on "Elbow Arthroscopy" with Dr. Andrews, 1994
  • President, D. Hayes Agnew Surgical Society, 1986
  • "Best Doctors" Award, Allentown, PA, 2007
  • Secretary, American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, 1993
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1982
  • Magna Cum Laude, 1982

Media & Publications

  • Elbow Arthroscopy, 1994
  • PCL Reconstruction of the Knee, Frozen Shoulder, The Throwing Shoulder, and Elbow Disorders,
  • See website, drsoffer.com,
  • Multiple articles on many topics including ACL Reconstruction, Knee Arthroscopy and Exertional Compartment Syndrome,

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Dr. Soffer accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Keystone Health Plan East
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Keystone Health Plan East POS
Principal Financial Group
QualCare
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Soffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soffer treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Soffer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soffer treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Soffer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soffer treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Soffer treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Soffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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