Rafal Z. Stachowicz, M.D.

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



Hand and Wrist
Shoulder and Elbow

Areas of Interest

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


Broadview Heights

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


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.

Media Links

Learn more about Dr. Stachowicz

Watch Dr. Rafal Stachowicz discuss carpal tunnel syndrome on this episode of OrthoAdviceTM

Patient Ratings

At Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, our patient-centered approach to care combines deep orthopaedic knowledge and expertise with a personal commitment to be with you through the entire restorative process. But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Read what patients are saying about Dr. Stachowicz:

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 F.

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

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

“He is professional and inspires confidence.”- Anonymous

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