MEET DR. RAPHAELI
Board-certified in both general and colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Tal Raphaeli treats patients of varying ages and conditions at our locations across North Houston, TX. He strives every day to preserve and improve the health and well-being of the men and women in his care and accomplishes this by providing patient-focused care and exceptional services. Along with our other colorectal surgeons on staff, Dr. Raphaeli is one of the few specialists in the Greater Houston area to hold board certification in colon and rectal surgery. With over a decade of experience in the field, he is pleased to serve his community at Houston Colon and Rectal Surgery.
EDUCATION and TRAINING
After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Dr. Raphaeli went on to attend medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He then completed his general surgery training at Virginia Mason Medical center and received fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at the Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Raphaeli is double board-certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery.
SPECIALTIES and EXPERTISE
Dr. Raphaeli is a colon and rectal surgery specialist and regularly utilizes advanced techniques, such as minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of cancer and benign diseases. This method helps to decrease pain and shorten the patient's stay in the hospital. He also specializes in endoscopy, the treatment of common anorectal disorders, such as hemorrhoids, fissures, pelvic floor disorders, and more. Throughout his career, Dr. Raphaeli has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has had his works published.
A native of our grand city, Dr. Raphaeli grew up in West Houston, TX and attended St. John's School prior to beginning his undergraduate education at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Raphaeli enjoys getting to know each one of his patients and treasures the relationships he has built with them over the years.
""All I had is Medicare" My husband said "And they treated me like a prince." We were having a crisis. My husband was passing large blood clots and bleeding a lot from his rectum. We had been told there was "something" in his colon on the CAT scan and were scared to death. They went above and beyond to do everything they could. He's an old crippled guy, on Medicare. They treated him like a VIP. We had a great experience with the office staff - who took the time to explain everything, and Dr Raphaeli. Dr. R looked at our records and scheduled my husband for a prompt colonoscopy. Since we are non-driving due to disability he took pains to make sure it would happen locally so we wouldn't have transportation difficulties. The procedure was fast, the results good (no cancer!). We have a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan. Houston Colon and Rectal, and Dr R, went above and beyond to serve both of us, and for that they have my undying gratitude."
"Dr, Raphaeli - is a caring and kind doctor. He explained everything to me and there was nothing to fear. I was relaxed and came through the procedure well. Best of all no pain any more! Carole Z."
"One of the best doctors I've ever been to new Exactly wat was wrong with me in and out real fast and very good prices and I don't even have insurance would definitely recommend raphaeli"
"He inspires confidence in a successful surgical outcome because he explains why something is done. His attitude is collaborative rather than dictatorial."
"I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr Raphaeli. He is caring and concerned with comfort and complete recovery. He answered my phone call quickly post surgically and helped me with my question, not via a nurse or other office staff. I have been healing well and faster than I anticipated due to his surgical skill. Thank you Dr Raphaeli!!!"