Rafal Z. Stachowicz, M.D.

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
Board-Certified in Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery Since 2015

330-668-4055 Request Appt

quote start I had a terrific experience with Dr. Stachowicz! I would refer him to family and friends. He is a wonderful doctor!
- Marybeth
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quote start I have shown pictures to my friends in the medical field, and they couldn't believe that my fingers were able to be saved- amazing work!
- John
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quote start I have been able to get back to doing the things I do without any pain and I am so grateful.
- Jamie
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In the News
Patient Ratings


Hand and Wrist
Shoulder and Elbow


Hand Surgery and the Entire Upper Extremity in Children and Adults
Surgery of the Elbow and Shoulder for Athletic Injuries and Degenerative Conditions
Arthroscopic Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery
Revision Surgery
Micro Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery



Board Certifications

Board-certified physicians have met additional requirements for certification from a recognized medical board.

  • Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopedic surgery


Fellowship-trained surgeons have achieved the highest level of training in their specialty.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Allegheny General Hospital

Hand and Upper Extremity


University Hospital of Cincinnati

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Physician Associations

American Society for Surgery of the Hand


Read Dr. Stachowicz’s article featured in Akron Life on Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Read Dr. Stachowicz's article featured in MD News' Jan/Feb edition on Hand Surgery: A Minimally Invasive Approach.


OrthoAdvice: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Patient Ratings

I was very weak and not feeling well at my last visit when my cast was removed.  Dr. Stachowicz and his staff were very patient, understanding, and took extra care and time to go slow and help me maneuver safely.

This was the first time I saw Dr. Stachowicz and I definitely will come back and see him. He was a very nice, friendly, and kind.

Dr. Stachowicz provided all the information I needed in regard to my condition. Staff also provided other information I needed. You can tell they genuinely care for their patients.

This was my first visit to the Crystal Clinic. I felt that Dr. Stachowicz answered my questions and concerns about the pain I am experiencing. I was very satisfied with my initial visit with him. The entire process went extremely smoothly.

I fell at home and broke my finger.  When I called to make an appointment, I was pleasantly surprised to get an appointment with Dr. Stachowicz the very next day. My surgery was just two days later.

Everyone -  from the front desk to the nurses to Dr. Stachowicz - has treated me with respect, patience, and kindness.  Everyone has been very professional.

 Dr. Stachowicz and staff made me feel welcome and they were very helpful to my needs. The environment and courtesy and professionalism was impeccable. 

The receptionist and check-in process was very pleasant.  I only had to wait a few moments to be called back by the nurse and was seen very promptly by Dr. Stachowicz.

Dr. Stachowicz was running behind about an hour, but I'll sacrifice because he was a great doctor. Very professional and I will see him again. He and his staff did a great job.

This was my first visit with Dr. Stachowicz. I received an injection in my left thumb for trigger thumb. It was a good experience overall.

Received excellent care and understanding from Dr. Stachowicz and his taff, This was my final checkup from elbow surgery, Dr. Stachowicz made sure to tell me if I have any worse pain to make sure I see him.  He showed he cares for his patients.

Dr. Stachowicz took his time and care with the treatment on my finger.

Dr. Stachowicz was very good. He examined my hand, asked questions, answered my questions, explained options, was very courteous and prompt.  I was very impressed with the environment and staff as well.  I will definitely return if I need further work on my hand.

I would suggest anyone needing surgery to have Crystal Clinic. Dr. Stachowicz is a very good and caring doctor. I would refer anyone needing surgery to see him. Thank you for the care that I received.- Kathy

He listened to my concerns; quickly diagnosed the problem; and corrected the issues.- Tammy

Dr. Stachowicz is incredibly responsive and flexible; had my needs in mind.

He is professional and inspires confidence.

Highly recommend! Everyone was so nice, and also PT.- Angela

I had a terrific experience with Dr. Stachowicz! I would refer him to family and friends. He is a wonderful doctor!- Marybeth

Very knowledgeable, willing to listen and answer any questions. I'm very glad to have Dr. Stachowicz as my physician.- Susan

He took his time to help figure out what was wrong with my elbow, and after the surgery, I can see complete improvement. I am so thankful that I had him as my doctor.- Doralice

Dr. Stachowicz was great to work with. His team was easy to work with and very user friendly. I have shown pictures to a lot of my friends in the medical field and they couldn't believe that my fingers were able to be saved- amazing work!- John

This is my 2nd surgical experience with Dr. Stachowicz. With the success of my first surgery, I specifically asked for him again. His training, skill and knowledge gave me great confidence for the success of the 2nd surgery. ALL of my expectations were met!!- Linda

After an injury, Dr, Stachowicz surgically repaired my thumb. He was so thorough in his exam and explanations in every step of the process, including pre-op and post-op care.- Karla

My experience was excellent. Dr. Stachowicz was thorough and took care of multiple problems during surgery, some of which were not planned. I appreciate the thoroughness and the skill.- Jamie

Amazing. I have been able to get back to doing the things I do without any pain and I am so grateful. Any questions or concerns that I had were always very well taken care of. I felt very well cared for.- Jamie

Dr. Stachowicz has worked on my hand a few times over the years and always has done a good job. Very pleased with his work.- Ralph