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Dr. Christopher Raffo, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

***PLEASE NOTE WHEN SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT, YOU MAY RECEIVE A POP INDICATING YOU WILL BE SEEING OUR PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT- JESSICA O'KEEFE *** Dr. Christopher Raffo is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon in practice in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C., who specializes in the care of adult and pediatric athletic injuries. Dr. Raffo practices at Maryland Orthopedic Specialists, with offices in Bethesda and Germantown. Dr. Raffo is also board certified in Sports Medicine, a certification offered only to board-certified orthopedic surgeons that are fellowship trained and have a predominantly sports medicine practice. Dr. Raffo completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Georgetown University. He completed an additional year of fellowship training in Sports Medicine and advanced arthroscopic (minimally invasive) techniques for shoulder and knee surgery, at the prestigious New England Baptist Hospital, a Harvard affiliate hospital. As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Raffo is trained in advanced arthroscopic techniques of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He has a special interest in arthroscopic shoulder procedures, all-arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears and instability, and arthroscopic treatment of ligamentous, meniscal and cartilage disorders of the knee. Dr. Raffo is currently the head team physician for several area high schools. He is the head team physician for the Catholic University Cardinals.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Adventist Health

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Georgetown University, Internship in General Surgery
  • Georgetown University, Residency in Orthopedics
  • Medical School - Georgetown University, Doctor of Medicine
  • New England Baptist Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society
  • Montgomery County Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Washington Post Super Doctors 2011
  • Washingtonian Top Sports Medicine Provider 2009

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1750398905

Office locations

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

6430 Rockledge Drive, Suite 510

Bethesda, MD 20817

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

19847 Century Blvd., Suite 205

Germantown, MD 20874

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Great.
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Front desk staff were decent...not overly friendly, but not rude. The PA (Jessica O'Keefe) was fantastic, and Dr. Raffo was great, too. Got a cortisone shot to help with shoulder pain. Hopefully, I won't need to go back, but if Ido, I would go back to this practice without hesitation.
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Very professional. He really listened to me.
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Dr. Raffo addressed all of my concerns very quickly.
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Very helpful - provided straight forward information and treatment plan. Would recommend!
Less than 6 months ago
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He is competent and explains everything and is patient answering questions.
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Fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and kind.
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I waited 1.5 hours in the waiting, much of the time, hearing the Dr. chat with staff or patients in a nearbye area.
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Always a pleasure. I'm a repeat customer so I know what I'm in for... lots of good clear communication on what the issues are and how to treat them. His staff is extremely friendly and put you at ease right away.Dr. Raffo is so gentle and sincere. I know he takes my health concerns seriously and I can always count on him and his staff to find a remedy with a recommendation on next step if the first solution doesn't take. He has a playful sense of humor and never crosses the ethical lines!
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It was quick but not rushed and professionally visited. It was follow up. Not much waiting time. My visit was a follow up and needed a MRI. Overall very satisfy with my visit and their professional care.
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Dr. Raffo and all supporting staff were exceptionally professional. Specially, Dr. Raffo was knowledgeable, kind, and courteous. He's a great listener and made sure I left feeling confident.
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Have gone to Dr. Raffo for my own shoulder issues, as well as some problems my son had. He's excellent every time, and their PT staff are great too.
Less than 1 year ago
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We had a great discussion and he developed a treatment plan with clear benchmarks. Couldn't ask for anything more from a first visit.
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Very efficient and friendly office staff. They even smile!!! Process was quick and matter of fact. Great office.
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Good, professional, and flexible in scheduling surgery.
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Dr. Raffo is the best doctor I have ever met. If only he could be my primary care! He is absolutely kind, very clear in treatment plan, and very friendly. Staff is wonderful and when they tell you they will faxor e-mail something to or for you, they do. Thanks!
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Service and care were excellent. Dr. Raffo did not push surgery, but instead recommended a more conservative approach.
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Excellent
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Got there at 0945 for 1000 appointment - filled out forms and was seen by doctor at 1050. Other than wait time, staff was courteous, and interaction with doctor was pleasant. Would recommend to others.
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highly professional
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As a new patient, I felt the process from start to finish was well-paced and satisfactory. I arrived 20 mins before my appt time, filled out paperwork on a tablet, was taken from the waiting room 10 mins after my appttime, had xrays, and then saw the dr about 5 mins after that. I was in and out in about 45 mins from my appt time. Dr. Raffo was very personable and knowledgeable and suggested the least-invasive treatment. I will definitely see him again for a follow-up appt should my symptoms not improve.
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Dr. Raffo is knowledgable, has a great manner, and terrific staff, especially his PA, Jessica. He connected well with my teen athlete and was able to discuss his treatment clearly. Would strongly recommend!
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He was thorough and addressed our concerns. I liked him a lot.
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Recommended conservative treatment.
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Wonderful staff and office.
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Got everything I needed. Professional and caring team.
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Dr Raffo is excellent! His team of PT professionals is outstanding! We are blessed to have him in Germantown!
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I was treated like a long lost friend. Everyone there is extremely friendly. Dr. Raffo is thorough and personable.
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Excellent, highly recommended. Excelente, muy recomendable.
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Visit was efficient, quick, and seemed reasonable. Raffo had a great bedside manner and seemed like he was on the same page with me from the first instant. So far so good. First visit, if it's the last visit, its' even better. if it's not, i'll know more.
More than 1 year ago
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There aren't enough words to express my gratitude for Dr. Raffo. He was very amicable, professional, knowledgeable and transparent. He reviewed my MRI with me (not all doctors do this without request) and within minutes was able to quicklydetermine and explain the root issue and treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Raffo and the Maryland Orthopedic Specialists. They will now be my 1st choice and 1st recommendation for others.
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I had a very positive experience. Dr. Raffo was very thorough in explaining my diagnosis and follow-up treatment.
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- Como es usual, el trato fue excelente, la espera prácticamente inexistente, te ayudan en todo, explican todo de manera clara, incluso para todos aquellos, que no hablen inglés, profesionalidad, cortesía, y amabilidad a raudales. - Per usala great staff, good attention and no longs wait to be evaluated by doctor, they are specialist, something you can feel since the very first moment.
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Excellent! Great doctor and great staff.
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Friendly staff in the office from check in to nurses to doctors. Time will tell if the the doctors assessment will pan out but all my questions were answered, I have clear next steps and was treated kindly.
More than 1 year ago
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Gran profesionalidad y empatía con el paciente, sin duda harto recomendable.
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Very professional. Quick x-ray and analysis. Diagnosis was clear as was the treatment.
More than 1 year ago
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Great service
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Great, Dr
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If you're looking for a ortho doctor who is professional and willing to spend some time listening to you and work with you on your road to better heath and recovery, then Dr. Raffo is the one you need to chose for all of your orthopedic injuries.
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Great bedside manner, very knowledgeable and not dismissive of concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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SUGGESDTED SHOULDER SURGERY FOR ROTATOR CUFF GOT OTHER OPINIONS AND WAS DIAGNOSTED WITH NECK DISC PROBLEMS.......
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Very personable and professional. Helped me with situation and answered all my questions with patience.
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Kind, knowledgeable and efficient.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff was very friendly and helpful. The doctor himself had great bedside manner and made me feel heard. I felt that he was genuinely concerned for my health, and wasn't just trying to rush me out the door. I would definitely recommend!
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He's following normal medical progressions. Front staff is rude and lazy, intake person was great, Cheryl ( not sure of her function) trails the doc and finishes up, she was fantastic.
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Dr. Raffo is amazing, both knee surgeries exceeded my expectations and I am pain free!
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I enjoyed my first time visit today and felt that he was knowledgeable and well-versed. The xray technician and assistant, John and Shelley, respectively, were also great. Front desk staff was friendly and professional, and despite waitingabout an hour, I didn't feel rushed. Dr. Raffo is fast-moving and fast-talking but does not rush you. I will be following up with him after my MRI.
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It was a pleasure. Front office staff is a delight, nursing staff is also a delight and Dr. Raffo is friendly, kind but more importantly, to the point.
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