Dr. Christopher Raffo, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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6430 Rockledge Drive, Suite 510, Bethesda, MD, 20817
19847 Century Blvd., Suite 205, Germantown, MD, 20874

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kind, knowledgeable and efficient.

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Very personable and professional. Helped me with situation and answered all my questions with patience.

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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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Dr. Raffo is amazing, both knee surgeries exceeded my expectations and I am pain free!

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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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SUGGESDTED SHOULDER SURGERY FOR ROTATOR CUFF GOT OTHER OPINIONS AND WAS DIAGNOSTED WITH NECK DISC PROBLEMS.......

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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 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.

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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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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.

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Very attentive and understands my issues with pain and movement

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Raffo and his staff were very professional.