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***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.
Verified Patient Reviews
I waited 1.5 hours in the waiting, much of the time, hearing the Dr. chat with staff or patients in a nearbye area.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We had a great discussion and he developed a treatment plan with clear benchmarks. Couldn't ask for anything more from a first visit.
Very efficient and friendly office staff. They even smile!!! Process was quick and matter of fact. Great office.
Good, professional, and flexible in scheduling surgery.
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 fax or e-mail something to or for you, they do. Thanks!
Service and care were excellent. Dr. Raffo did not push surgery, but instead recommended a more conservative approach.
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.
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 appt time, 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.
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!
He was thorough and addressed our concerns. I liked him a lot.
Recommended conservative treatment.
Wonderful staff and office.
Got everything I needed. Professional and caring team.
Dr Raffo is excellent! His team of PT professionals is outstanding! We are blessed to have him in Germantown!
I was treated like a long lost friend. Everyone there is extremely friendly. Dr. Raffo is thorough and personable.
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.
Excellent, highly recommended. Excelente, muy recomendable.
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 quickly determine 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.
I had a very positive experience. Dr. Raffo was very thorough in explaining my diagnosis and follow-up treatment.
- 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 usal a 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.
Excellent! Great doctor and great staff.
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.
Gran profesionalidad y empatía con el paciente, sin duda harto recomendable.
Very professional. Quick x-ray and analysis. Diagnosis was clear as was the treatment.
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.
Great bedside manner, very knowledgeable and not dismissive of concerns.
SUGGESDTED SHOULDER SURGERY FOR ROTATOR CUFF GOT OTHER OPINIONS AND WAS DIAGNOSTED WITH NECK DISC PROBLEMS.......
Very personable and professional. Helped me with situation and answered all my questions with patience.
Kind, knowledgeable and efficient.
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!
Accuracy of treatment or diagnosis
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.
Dr. Raffo is amazing, both knee surgeries exceeded my expectations and I am pain free!
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 waiting about 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.
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.
Dr. Raffo's office staff were all very friendly and efficient. Dr. Raffo took the time to listen to my issue, diagnosed me and explained everything very clearly. He has a very caring manner and and personality, I would highly recommend him and his office for future ortho issues. Thank you.
Very attentive and understands my issues with pain and movement
Very easy to work with and actually listened about my injury. Never once told me I had to stop playing sports or stop doing a certain type of workout. He told me to listen to my body and I'd know when it was OK to get back to normal. Thank you Dr. Raffo!
Dr Raffo is fantastic, operated on both knees, could not be more pleased.
The front office staff were not at all helpful. We went there 25 minutes prior to our but still did not take us on time. Said the delay was because we were filling up the paper work. The front office staff did not give us the paper to fill on time even when we there early to fill up the paper work.
I'm normally a terrible patient BUT overall this was an excellent experience. The evaluation process was relatively quick, including x-rays. I do wish Dr. Raffo would have shared and explained my x-rays to me so I could understand his decision process on my treatment. I was happily surprised at how easily he administered a cortisone shot to my shoulder - and the relief was felt almost immediately! (Unfortunately, it wore off within a couple of days and the pain has been back - though lessening I think.) Ultimately, I would recommend him for others.
Dr. Raffo and his staff were very professional.
Very professional and kind
Dr. Raffo was very detailed in describing my injury and course of treatment.
He is an excellent Doctor.
Very efficient, professional office. Great paperless check-in process for new patients. Dr. Raffo thoroughly explained the medical condition and explained what he was seeing in the MRI before discussing options to decide a reasonable course of action. Very convenient location to work to make getting to the apointments much easier than a doctor closer to home. Ample parking. Very highly recommend the office.
Very pleased with the care I received today. Staff was kind and courteous. Health professionals were efficient, kind and qualified.
Had to wait but worth it
Excellent team. The wait was a little long but everything else was great.
Dr. Raffo is always great in making me feel better and making sure I get the correct info. to make my injuries go away and never come back.
He's a good man, and thorough
Love the offi e, good care there!
I really appreciate the help I got today. Dr. Raffi listen carefully to what I needed and helped me
Excellent consultation, as I have had over the past two years.
Incredibly pleased with the care received.....he was great!
Great and thorough Doctor! Very kind and knowledgable. Puts patients at ease!
Dr. Raffo was very easy to talk to and very interested in answering the questions asked of him. He was very informative and calm.He put us at ease. He is very nice.
Great doctor with a great staff. Very friendly and they even have physical therapy on one side.
Really nice guy- very warm and friendly along with being knowledgable and professional.
Dr. Raffo took ample time to explain my husband's condition, listened to his needs, and made a thorough recommendation. On our first consultation the first thing he did was turn around the monitor and showed us in detail what had happened to my husband's knee. We felt very safe and cared for and my husband went ahead and had a very successful surgery performed by Dr. Raffo. We highly recommend him.
He is a good doctor. He explained everything and easy to understand.
I had X-Rays taken but no one told me the outcome. The doctor came in and told me a few things really fast and said I need a cortisone and I should feel better in 2-3 weeks. I got the shot and he gave me a hand out with exercises and a stretchy band to perform resistance exercises. Asked me if I had any questions. I should have asked about the X-Rays but felt overwhelmed about the last 5 minutes of my visit and how fast it happened that I forgot. So much for time to think on things.
Phreesia intake was repetitive, and unpleasant to type on. Did not capture enough from Zocdoc
Dr. Raffo and his PA was excellent with the diagnosis of the medical issue at hand. Accepted the doctor's medical recommendation and glad I did. Both very courteous and friendly.
The doctor answered all my questions and was really patient with me. I felt confident and secure when the doctor ordered x rays to be done.
Dr was rushed, did not look at previous MRI results from several years ago to set a baseline.
He was both knowledgable and personable. My daughter , who can be very shy with new people, was relaxed.
Great doctor and staff
I was very impressed with Dr. Raffo's knowledge and his wonderful professionalism. Very please with my treatment.
Dr. Raffo listens to his patient and offers honest feedback.
Dr. Raffo was extremely friendly and compassionate when it came to my daughter and her injury. He explained everything and made us both feel at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone... especially those with anxiety about their health and surgeries.
He is very professional.
I have been going to this office for the past few years, they take a very good care of me always with professionalism and kindness. They know their business and they care
Service was excellent and the Ortho takes the time to analyze the problem and discuss the options to the patients comfort. Felt satisfied that he took the time to understand my problem and the options I have. Also a pleasurable guy. Overall they run a good system and the assistant was superb Highly recommend him
He is very knowledgable and into his work. I had a great experience and will keep him as my doctor
Dr. Raffo gave me his professional opinion on the issue, answered all of my questions and left me much better informed about what my condition was and steps I should take to rectify it. His expertise was reassuring, and his manner in conveying the information was very good.
Knowledable and patient. A good balance for a practicing physician.
My visit with the doc was pleasant. Dr.Raffo was professional and knowledgeable.
Dr Raffo is a smart doctor with high level precision and direct in diagnosis the issues. I have been having knee pain for 3 months and he gave me a plan of 3 steps before we do a surgery. He also showed where the tears are on both knees on MRI screen. I am to see him in future
Dr. Raffo is always helpful, and the office visits are fast.
The office is very welcoming. There is a minimum of paperwork because everything is on line. Apart from the very efficient reception, there were three professionals who took my information. This way nothing slips through the cracks. There was an RN, a Physician Assistant and of course Dr. Raffo. I never for a minute felt rush or condescended to. The diagnosis was made only after all three professionals had done their triage. The wait time was amazingly short given that my visit was an unscheduled addition to the schedule. I just wish his office was closer to home.
Always professional! Dr. Raffo and staff really listen to my concerns and what I have to say. He takes time to explain things professionally so I walk out with a clear understanding. Always a great experience despite the misfortune of having to be there due to a medical ailment.
Very cordial very accommodating and helped me greatly thanking him very much for the short time in accepting an appt.
Very Professional, and Knowledgeable. This is not my first visit to Dr. Raffo, and his general attitude remains the same or better (If that is possible). and the same can be said of the technical as well as clerical personnel.
Friendly and professional! I finally found a specialist that feels like a friend! As a nurse I highly recommend Dr. Raffo!
Dr Raffo is always wonderfully cordial and takes the time to explain procedures and conditions. For me, this meant explaining a surgical option, post-surgery prognosis, etc.
As always answered all my questions. Left feeling very comfortable that my health issue was healing fine.
Dr. Raffo offered diagnosis and treatment options clearly and with main pros and cons for each. He was friendly and yet professional. The office staff seemed well-trained and caring.
It was excellent
Very informative and he has a great sense of humor.
Dr Raffo is wonderful with children, made our first cast a very pleasant experience. Staff is friendly, efficient, fast. The X-ray technician is personable, caring and again great with kids.
Very knowledgeabe, gave options for treatment and was thorough with my evaluation.
Highly professional and interactive. Raffo separates himself with unmatched bedside manner!
Professional and caring. Quick and to the point.
Very satisfied with everyone I saw and they did. My only disappointment was that I had hoped the shots I will be starting soon would last much longer. I was hoping a couple years, not 6 mos. However, I'm glad my insurance will cover this procedure twice a year.
He informed me that the pain I had was due to arthritis in my knees. His diagnosis relied primarily on the X-rays taken during the visit by a technician. Answered all my questions and explained the do and don'ts of living with arthritis. Dr. Raffa administered the cortisone shots with hardly any discomfort. He did not recommend surgery for the near future.
He was excellent.
Very professional and informative. Pleasant atmosphere.
I arrived late so I had a bit more of a wait. Be sure to fill out your information online at least 24 hrs before your appointment. I missed that note and had to fill out the information in the office again. During the appt, he took the time to answer all of my questions which I really appreciated. Overall a great experience!
I thought Dr Raffo was very nice and professional. He spoke to me about my shoulder and explained the cause and treatment. Additionally, his staff were also great.
Completely trust the staff. Doc Raffo understands me as not just a patient but also as an active person/former athlete. Wouldn't go to anyone else.
My visit with Dr. Raffo was quick, informative and pleasant. He is knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.
Excellent doctor and staff is very friendly. Would highly recommend!!
He was great, explained my issue in away I understood, and was clear about my treatment. If ever needed would go back and pass on his name to others.
I have been seeing Dr. Raffo for several years now since developing issues with a meniscal tear and arthritis in my left knee. He is very current on new procedures and protocols and has a holistic view and solid background in sports medicine, which is particularly of interest to me. I use a mix of exercise, acupuncture, massage and medical support from Dr. Raffo which has allowed me to continue to remain actively involved in competitive ballroom dance despite my knee condition. Dr. Raffo has also treated several friends from the dance community that I have referred to him. They have all been equally pleased with the level of care they have received.
I met with Dr. Raffo for my third time today. He is an excellent doctor. His staff is courteous and very professional. He explained to me everything I needed to know about my current situation and was not pushy about anything at all. It is hard to find a doctor these days that spends adequate time with their patients and I really appreciate that. I will continue to see Dr. Raffo for as long as I am in the MD area. I appreciate and trust him.
I was very impressed. I got in and out of my appointment very quickly. I was able to get in for surgery the next day for my Achilles tendon repair. I can tell that the staff works as a team. They each had clearly defined roles to answer all my questions and take care of my needs.
Friendly and professional staff. Dr. Raffo was knowledgeable and able to communicate effectively. Offered logical path forward and put me at ease. There are a lot of Orthopedics Specialists to choose from in this area and many are perhaps highly skilled but don't possess good bedside manners or are too eager to use their surgical skills. The wait although longer than I would have liked was fine and I felt that the time I was with his assistant and then with the doctor was not rushed and very thorough. Dr. Raffo is very deserving of his excellent rating.
Professional, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Dr. Raffo made me feel very much at ease which I appreciated because I have been apprehensive to find out what was wrong with my shoulder.
Quick to the point has good system
I've had shoulder problems for 20 years, Dr. Raffo is the best I've encountered but far! Surgery is NOT the first option. He truly cares for the welfare of his patience and the quality of life we can maintain.
Staff was friendly and accommodating! Dr.Raffo was friendly and professional! I'm very impressed and feel valued as his patient !
Dr Raffo is very skillful and makes sure to ask how you're doing during a procedure (for me, that's Synvisc in both knees). I like his professional manner and friendly, positive attitude. He also takes the time to discuss concerns and other options for treatment.
Very thorough and professional. Great communicator - staff was great as well. Would highly recommend this group.
My entire family has visited with Dr. Raffo. He and his staff are very friendly & professional. Most recently was an appointment for my son. Quality of the appointment time given was top notch. We never felt rushed through the appointment. All of our questions and concerns were answered.
I have been to other doctors for my knee problems, and we like him very much, he cares and is very professional. mom and daughter
Except the wait time, everything was professional.
Dr. Raffi was great as well as all the others.
Dr. Raffo repaired my humerus after a bad break. He is an absolutely first rate doctor and surgeon and he and his whole team are compassionate and highly skilled,
He always answers all my questions and concern during each visit. Today was a follow up visit after ACL reconstruction surgery. He took the time to go over x-rays and pictures of surgery. Great Dr.
Can't say enough bout this doc. Excellent surgeon and doctor period. Extremely great with my son. Super awesome great doctor and person. Office staff are awesome too. You will not regret!
I was lucky . I hear of 1 hour waits, but mine went quick. Dr Raffo was friendly and professional. He examined my shoulder and recommended cortisone and physical therapy. Got my shot and out I went. Mike C
Great surgeon with great bedside manner.
Dr. Raffles was very professional. Very friendly as was all of the staff. He explained everything. I was very happy with him. I would define fly recommend him to others.
Aside from the wait time, I was in and out pretty fast. I had my knee brace with me, and my questions lined up. When his assistant started the examination, she knew what to ask, and I came prepared. She showed me what was happening with my knees. When Dr. Raffo came in, all went well. The actual visit with him was short and sweet, cleared up any other questions I had, and I was out of there:)!
I was very satisfy the way he was handled my situation.
Dr. Raffo listens, gives me options and has treated me effectively. I am completely saitisfied!
Dr, Raffo looked at my shoulder today. He was concise and did not push surgery right away. He took his time with me and I felt very comfortable with him and his assistant. I am going back for a follow-up and happy so far that I chose to go with him for a look into my problem.
Dr. Raffo is professional and friendly. The staff were also courteous and treated me with respect. Wait time was only 15 minutes. Highly recommended!
Dr. Raffo cares about his patients; and gets right to the specific pain/problem I am having; honest; trustworthy. Office has parking and has a wonderful staff.
Dr. Raffo is very patience and he takes the time to explain everything to you where you can understand it. His bedside manner is excellent. If I need his service again I will consult him. LJ
He is the best!
Excellent care here! Great doc (Rafa) and the staff is also so professional and nice - especially the physicians assistant. Dr R explains diagnosis and treatment options in a clear straightforward fashion. Bjordan
Dr. Raffo performed surgery on my torn rotator cuff. He is a very caring, sincere and professional surgeon and doctor who takes the time to explain, and most of all to listen. I've had several ortho-related surgeries from other doctors. Without a doubt, Dr. Raffo is the best of the best.
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! First visit was very welcoming! Keep up the good work... Good words lead on to more patients.
This was my first visit to see Dr. Raffo and I had done some extensive research prior to my visit. I am more than happy that he is my doctor. He is engaging, warm and knows his craft. I felt immediately as ease and he explained everything in terms that I could understand. I would recommend him to friends and family.
Dr. Raffo is phenomenal. HIGHLY RECOMMEND him if you are having joint problems. He knows what he's doing, he's easy to talk to, and explained all procedures thoroughly and made me feel at ease with the surgery performed. He and his staff are top notch and have provided me with the right amount of attention and information needed. And, his treatment is very effective. Can't say enough about him - glad I have him as my doctor/surgeon.
My name is Doug and Dr.Raffo has been my orthopedist for close to four years. I truly believe that Dr. Raffo has your best interests in mind in any given situation. With his extensive knowledge and experience, he has always presented me with a number of options for treatment, and he takes the time to explain the pros and cons of each prescribed option. Also, he takes the time to explain how the technology involved in each procedure works, and how it will be utilized to complete repairs to the body. I have and will continue to trust his assessments and recommendations. He has operated on me twice and his work has been imperative in keeping my body functional at a higher level. I recommend his practice to anyone that appreciates an honest approach to orthopedic medicine. Thanks Doc, Doug
Very professional and had the patience to explain everything.
Dr. Raffo was great and explained everything that i needed to know about my situation.
Although our wait was long, it was because we had an emergency and were taken the same day without a true appointment. We were very satisfied with the visit and treatment!
I was very impressed with his knowledge and skill in diagnosing my problem. I like the fact that he is a little more conservative in his treatment and not so quick to suggest surgery right off the bat. He suggests other options and surgery would be a last resort. He also has a wonderful bedside manner. Very friendly and easy to talk to. Really makes the patient feel at ease and would make anyone who was nervous feel more relaxed. I definitely recommend him to anyone needing an orthopedic doctor
Excellent visit. Dr. Raffo and P.A. And Charlie who took three X-rays of my knee and Laura were all professional, knowledgeable and friendly. All four of them made my visit very productive. I highly recommend this team of professionals.
I feel confortable with him, he was nice and gentle
My Podiatrist-Dr. Jason Weber recommended Dr. Raffo. I am glad he did. I am not qualified to judge his technical skills but am a retired Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Raffo has good interpersonal, rapport-building skills.
He is a consummate professional. It took him less than a minute to diagnose that the reason for my sudden development of a very swollen and extremely painful knee w as that I had contracted Lyme Disease. His immediate treatment allowed me to have a relatively painfree day.
Friendly, answered my questions, listened closely. Opened up treatment options for me. I enjoyed my experience with Dr Raffo.
I love the fact that I went to Dr. Raffo concerned about doing more damage to my ankle if I cycled. I found out he was a cyclist too and no problem with continuing biking. Relieved Yea!!
It was great...Very professional and fast.
Professional, courteous and very accommodating to your needs.
Excellent office and staff. Very informative and knowledgable. Dr. Raffo was A+!! Would recommend this Dr. to others that have knee pain like me.
Dr, Raffo and his staff were excellent. My daughter sprained her ankle the night before and I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Raffo the next morning.
Gentleman who takes you back to the office to either do X-rays or gather information about the reason for your visit is very pleasant and friendly. Also Dr. Raffo appears to be genuinely interested in you and your problem. He greets you with a hand-shake and looks you in the eye when he is talking to you. Bedside manner excellent!
Dr, Raffo and staff are very pleasant. I like Dr. Raffo's conservative treatment style. And, the office was warm.
I saw Dr. Raffo for a consultation. The only thing he thought might help my situation was a cortisone shot but after that my problem was more painful and I have not noticed any improvement after 4 days. I wish I had asked more questions at the time of my appointment.
Dr Raffo has treated my teenage son for the past four years - across his high school career -- for several minor to severe football injuries, including an ankle injury, a knee injury, a thumb injury, and a back injury. The office staff are all always very pleasant, the office is clean, all of the concerns of both my son and I have always been thoroughly addressed and our treatment options and the follow-up requirements have always been clearly laid out. When my son desired to return to play by a certain date, Dr Raffo provided expert guidance and discussed the pros, cons, and possible risks of doing so. You won't find a better orthopedist and orthopedic office for the teenage athlete.
Very quick diagnosis.
Dr. Raffo was very polite and professional. He listened to my concerns and we are on a path for treatment. I would highly recommend him. The entire staff was excellent.
Second time I have brought an injury to Dr Raffo's team - previously a hand and now a knee. I appreciate the professionalism of the entire team during the encounter and I respect Dr Raffo as he gets me back to health.
I liked the doctor and his staff very much. He did not try to push surgery; on the contrary, he is working with me so I don't have to have surgery, which is great. I my self was late by 7 minutes, which may have contributed to taking 45 minutes to get into the room.
He seemed very sure of himself and all business. Did have questions but felt time was at a premium so couldn't ask. To be fair, I'm not certain he realized this. I have Medicare and there is a difference in treatment from when I had great insurance. He knew what was wrong immediately from the x-rays so before he saw me he had a diagnosis. I like the x-ray tech too.
Dr. Raffo explained things and addressed my questions in a non-rushed manner. He was knowledgeable and reassuring about the course of healing. It took a little while to get in to see the doctor, mostly because of a snafu with a number of forms which didn't transfer from the online website. The staff were very professional and courteous throughout.
Awesome doctor, will see him again if needed
Great physician. Very knowledgeable and very good bedside manner!
Thorough and attentive. Appreciated his attention to my issues/concerns about my shoulder.
He was able to quickly diagnose the problem, and provide a course of action to correct it. Excellent doctor!
Very knowledge and was able to explain what caused it.
I was really happy with it. What contributed to Dr. Raffo's excellent bedside manner was that he was friendly and compassionate, thorough and informative. He listened to me and explained his thought process regarding my injury, further diagnostic measures and treatment.
Efficient and professional.
I liked him and gave me solid answers to my questions.. He was a little bit in a hurry as the office looked crowed this morning...
Very professional and friendly. Diagnosed the problem immediately and set up a treatment plan.
This was my first visit with Dr. Raffo and I was highly impressed. He was very reassuring and personable and I instantly had a feeling I could trust his judgment and expertise.
It was a very positive experience. My shoulder has been bothering me for months and the other doctor I see couldn't give me an answer as to what was wrong. Dr. Raffo took great care in asking all the important questions and figuring out exactly what was wrong. His staff was great AND it was the least painful cortisone shots I've EVER had!
Overall, very good. Wish I hadn't had to wait.
Dr. Raffo was very kind and patient. He listened to my concerns, asked approriate questions, and explained my options.
Great doctor!!!! Highly recommend
Very thorough, professional and timely.
Excellent. Very professional, communicative, answered all questions fully. Very highly recommended.
My first visit since 1995 so I had to fill out a few forms which held up my wait time.....that's not a surprise and was OK with it. Assistant Sheryl was a good interviewer collecting my med history. I appreciated her good sense of humor. Dr. Raffo was a good listener who provided a honest thoughtful diagnosis and useful advice. Would definitely recommend Dr, Raffo to anyone.
Excellent! Apparently ZocDoc appointment didn't show on their system hence the longer wait..
Front desk didn't get my zocdoc info but even then the wait was fairly reasonable. He was knowledgeable and very straight to the point. I like how cautious he was with medications while I was pregnant. Definitely going back to him and recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Raffo is alway curtious, and attentive. The practice is well run and very professional. Great group of doctors!
He is a nice person and I am sure he is an excellent and knowledgeable doctor, pricing and insurance practices are good, but I expected a deeper analysis of my symptoms and a more ample and deductive explanation regarding my knee condition.
Seems like a competent and fully-computerized doctor, which is good. My situation was far from dire, so I can't really rate his true skills, and I will continue with him.
Dr. Raffo is awesome. The only issue was the wait time, but that is par for the course at most Dr's offices. Overall very satisfied.
Dr. Raffo and his staff are great. very prompt, friendly and professional.
It is a pleasure to be able to get a couple of nights sleep without pain after the injection into my shoulders with the new technology. Always takes time to answer my questions and I feel he really listens to my comments.
Seems competent and professional
I felt hurried and rushed! He didn't seem to have time to listen to everything I had to say.
The receptionist did not get my ZocDoc documents and I had to fill them again at the clinic.
Very professional and good.
Our visit was very informative. Dr. Raffo explained everything very clearly and answered all of our questions.
Had a second visit with him today. He was about 30 minutes late in seeing me (and I was about 15 or 20 minutes early to the appointment). When he did see me, it seemed like he was very rushed and was trying to make up time by keeping my appointment as short as he possibly could without taking the time to actually figure out what was wrong.
Great visit with a very helpful, thorough Doctor.
Dr. Raffo and his staff were excellent, no non-sense, right to the point. The treatment and diagnosis were outstanding. Extermely professional. I'd definetely recommend him.
Great as always.
It was excellent. Staff was very friendly! He was great. quickly assessed my injury, and implemented a treatment plan. I am very pleased! If I am injured again, I would definitely see Dr. Raffo (and others in the practice) again!
Dr.Raffo is an excellent doctor who I have been to numerous times. I highly recommend him for orthopedic injuries.
Very professional and a thourough expenation. I thought a knee operation was forthcoming but a practical approach to my problem was the answer. NB:Parking cost me $4,I forgot to ask if they verify the parking ticket.
He definitely "gets the job done" but don't expect to have him sit and listen...he's in and out in a micro-second. Made me feel a little like I was in a factory. Get em in get em out...I personally will never go back and I would not recommend to anyone wanting a warm and fuzzy experience. You will NOT get it in this office. However, he did identify my issue.
I certainly would recommend him.
Solid visit. I had some brief time with a student-intern at the outset, for which Dr. Raffo obtained my permission beforehand. Dr. Raffo was very clear in his diagnosis, took the time to explain the technical details, explained the range of options for addressing the problem, and allowed me to decide which of the options I'd like to pursue. The x-ray technician was very relaxed and highly efficient, which I appreciate. If all doctor appointments went this smoothly, I'd be much less hesitant to go to the doctor.
Best orthopedic surgeon that I met.
Great doctor! Spends time with you; explains everything.
Spent as much time as necessary, never felt rushed, answered my questions and addressed my concerns in an understandable way. Great visit. Very, Vry satisfied, really good team as well.
Arrived early and did not have to wait. Fast and professional service. On site x-ray helped facilitate on site diagnosis.
Very nice and helpful doctor. Professional & friendly office staff. Would highly recommend.
My visit went very well dr Raffo was precise in his diagnosis and treatment plan
Great experience, he was fast and knowledgeable.
Great, quick visit. Took x-rays and had the diagnosis very quickly.
The most important thing happened!! He correctly diagnosed the problem and was able to take x-rays at his most modern facility to make that diagnosis. Relieved my pain and prescribed the right medications to help me recover. Sent the prescriptions to my pharmacy in another state where I live in seconds. Very pleased. The hour drive from Alexandria, VA where I live was worth every minute. He rocks!
Very professional. Diagnosed the problem right away!
He is very professional and knowledgeable
Awesome! easy to make appointment via web. no wait at all! and attention, care, x-rays, diagnosis and treatment was precise and to the point! in and out in no time!
Very thorough and helpful
Excellent appointment. Great care and attentiveness by Dr Raffo and John, the X-Ray Tech who applied the cast.
Cutting edge of health-technology solutions used in office! Made X-ray to consultation effortless and effective.
He was personable, honest, and professional.
The visit was fine. The appt time had to be changed because ZocDoc showed available times on Aug 24 but Dr. Raffo wasn't actually working that day so the office had to call and reschedule.
Dr Raffo was very pleasant and knowledgeable about my situation. I was also pleased that he remembered my case. The medical treatment I received worked like magic! My knee pains are now completely absent.
A very friendly atmosphere. Staff were very professional and focused.
he had a good rapport with my teenage athlete
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Easy to talk to.
very helpful in deciding what surgery i need to get.
Dr. Raffo took the time to sit with me and explain what was going on. He is very approachable and did not get defensive when I asked questions. Many doctors rush in and out of the treatment room, and Dr. Raffo has never done that. I recommend him highly.
Very pleasant office
The doctor was rather rushed, but the male nurse was very personable and took his time. The nurse had a really nice bedside manner.
He was very professional and straight to the point.Although, after being given my diagnosis I felt rushed and didn't leave feeling all my questions were answered.
Dr. Raffo listened to my concerns and on point with my diagnosis and pain management. Highly recommend to my friends and family!
Really impressed. Would almost rather have him as my spine doc but that is not his specialty. Got some great straight forward answers.
His staff was thorough and efficient, was able to get the necessary x-rays (shoulder issue) in the middle of the appointment for him to review, got a diagnosis quickly, and was scheduled for physical therapy promptly. So the net is that I got thorough service in a non-rushed environment that was still time efficient. Can't ask for more.
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Great guy! Had my Achilles tendon repaired 13 days ago and now in the walking boot!!!
Very impressed with the prompt service and courteous staff. Dr. Raffo was very nice.
Awesome experience, staff was very polite and helpful!!!
Great visit, he explained my issue and the treatment alternatives very clearly and helped relieve my anxiety over the necessary surgery.
Dr. Raffo was right on the money with a quick and accurate diagnosis. I felt I really benefitted from his expertise.
Very high tech office- xrays became available immediately and Dr. Raffo was not far behind.
Excellent surgeon and clinician. Listens well and very responsive. Great "bedside" manner.
Dr. Christopher Raffo was easy to talk with as well as positive and polite in his manner. I recieved good news rearding the progress of my recovery and felt very encouraged by Dr. Raffo. I would recommend him to my friends and family.
more explain and please make understand patient about their problems because all of them are not native!
pleasant and informative
I was impressed by the professionalism of everyone I encountered. I also was impressed by Dr. Raffo's willingness to spend time with me and not make the visit feel rushed or as though he had somewhere else to be.