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\"No one wants to have surgery. Many people endure years of pain because they want to avoid surgery...or at least delay it as long as possible. I understand, but we have techniques today that can make such a dramatic difference-- reducing or eliminating pain, resorting flexibility and mobility. I know that the term \"back Surgery\" is scary, but it's my job to help my patients understand their options and help them.\"


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Dr. Raabe's Rating
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5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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3414 Golden Rd, Tyler, TX, 75701
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FTM Management LLC
3414 Golden Rd
Tyler, TX, 75701
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"I was suffering from so much nerve pain and Dr Raabe and his team did a pretty extensive surgery on my back. The results are a blessing. Things are healing well"
  • January 11, 2024
"Dr. Raabe is a very kind compassionate person. He explains in great detail. After my latest surgery he came in the next morning. Pulled up a chair. And went in detail about my surgery. As he said I had a big surgery. I have had two follow ups so far. Both times X-rays were taken. And I was shown what was done. Dr. Raabe is a great communicator and explains pro’s and con’s. He asks if you have questions. And if you have questions after you leave, he invites you to call the office. His staff are great in getting back to you."
  • November 2, 2023
"Great except for 1 1/2 hour wait"
  • October 19, 2023
"Very professional and awesome spine surgeon. I would definitely recommend him if you have a neck or back issue. He’s the best in the Tyler area…"
  • October 10, 2023
"Very pleasant and informative "
  • September 29, 2023
"Great experience… dr. Raabe took the time to explain my options to me. I left his office fully informed. He was most courteous and professional! Mickey Redwine "
  • September 21, 2023
"I was extremely pleased with my initial meeting with Dr. Raabe. He takes the time to listen and goes through all the options available and the pros/cons of each. Very interactive session and feel he is a very compassionate guy and cares deeply about his patients. He will be my surgeon."
  • September 7, 2023
"Not seeing any progress in the relieving me of my severe pain"
  • September 3, 2023
"Listened, engaged, positive feedback causing optimism for good outcome "
  • August 31, 2023
"Kind, insightful and completey engaged"
  • August 29, 2023
"He's the best hes courteous takes his time "
  • August 24, 2023
"Dr. Raabe is the best doctor I have ever seen. He takes his time with he remembers you and the problems you have he treats my husband as good as he does. I've seen doctors who won't even acknowledge the person your with. To us he is the best"
  • August 24, 2023
"I liked him immediately. I got straight talk and Choices of how to proceed. Made my decision fast. I am ready to go! He also treated my mother and made her pain lessen."
  • June 29, 2023
"Would rate him higher if there were more stars. He exceeded my expectations in every way. Very professional, but also very caring and personable. Never felt he was rushing to get to his next another appointment, taking all the time I needed to understand my condition, my treatment options, and realistic outcome expectations. "
  • June 13, 2023
"He was so professional and listened to all my concerns before the ACDF surgery. His surgical nurse was always available by phone to answer questions too. He has great bedside manner and I had minimal pain after surgery. "
  • June 7, 2023
"Dr. Raabe did great job on my spine. There was minimum pain after about a week. :-) I know so many people who have had more back pain AFTER back surgery than they had before. I am fortunate to live in Tyler where Dr. Raabe practices."
  • April 20, 2023
"Dr. Raabe took so much time explaining the upcoming surgery and his surgical nurse was also very sweet and helpful. "
  • April 11, 2023
"Dr Raabe is an incredible surgeon and surgeon. I was injured many years ago in an accident but found no one who could believably explain how they could help. Many years of back injections, acupuncture and pain killers brought me to Dr Raabe by referral from a similarly injured friend. I was operated on in January 2023 and was released by Dr Raabe today. I am approaching pain free and still healing. I am ranging further than I have been able to walk in many years. He has my highest regard as a person, as a Doctor and as a surgeon. Great staff, great hospital, great surgeon. "
  • February 21, 2023
"He is a great man and a great surgeon . He has done my last 2 surgeries and is doing another in April 2023 to correct my skuleosis . The first time he did surgery on me he asked if he could sit on the bed with my daughter and I . I've loved and trusted him from that day on !"
  • February 11, 2023
"He us a great doctor. Helpful, kind and efficient. Thanks. Pat Pilgriin"
  • January 25, 2023


Azalea Orthopedics At Tyler
3414 Golden Rd
Tyler, TX, 75701
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Washington University Sleep Medicine Center
1600 S Brentwood Blvd Ste 600
Saint Louis, MO, 63144
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
4800 NE Stallings Dr Ste 110
Nacogdoches, TX, 75965
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
925 W Loop 281
Longview, TX, 75604
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4920 NE Stallings Dr
Nacogdoches, TX, 75965


Medical School
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Graduated 1991
Scott & White Memorial Hospital


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