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Paul Rafson, MD

Dr. Rafson is a general surgeon in the Louisville area. He is affiliated with Norton Audubon Hospital and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Rafson saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more diverticulosis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more benign polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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7.1k doctors
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Dr. Rafson saw more gastritis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more colon polyps patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more high cholesterol patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more hiatal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw stomach ulcer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw osteoarthritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw anal polyp patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw arthritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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9.4k doctors
Dr. Rafson saw more hypothyroidism patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more thyroid condition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw H. pylori patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw anemia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw coronary artery disease (CAD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more drug allergies patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rafson saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Rafson’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
18%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Rafson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Rafson’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Rafson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Rafson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Rafson’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Rafson 94%
Predicted for his patients 76%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Rafson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Rafson’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.