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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
General Orthopaedics
Elbow Surgery
Hand,Wrist,and/or Upper Extremity Surgery
Hand Surgery
Wrist Surgery
Finger(s) Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
219 Patient
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Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers
127 Oneida Valley Rd.
Suite 302
Butler, PA 16001
Scheduling Phone:
(866) 874-7483

6998 Crider Rd.
Suite 110
Mars, PA 16046
Office Phone:
(866) 874-7483


Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Washington School of Medicine/Academic Affairs,
Seattle, WA

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March 07, 2018

Was pleasantly surprised by the respect I was given and was not made to feel like just another patient.

February 23, 2018

Excellent experience from start to finish.

February 21, 2018

I am very greatful to fave Dr Pfaffle take care of my needs. he has helped me many times in the past. I have every confidence in him and his staff. he was my doctor of choice.

February 14, 2018

I was very pleased with the staff before my seeing the Dr and the Dr himself

February 09, 2018

very helpful have a follow up apt in a month.

January 31, 2018


January 26, 2018

it was a pleasant experience and I liked Dr. P. The only thing is that I wished he could slow down with his delivery of diagnosis.I understand that he's dealing with the content all the time but a first for me :)Also, the paperwork given after appt ,Iwould have liked to have repeated how i would feel after the injections ,once again and if it would be okay to take Ibuprophene or anything.

January 26, 2018

he talks low and fast, had to ask a few times what he said, embarrassing for me to do this, made me uncomfortable

January 24, 2018

great experience overll

January 24, 2018

This is the second time I have seen this provider. I find him to be attentive and easy to understand. He is well respected in this area.