About Dr. Rajiv Goel MD

Dr. Rajiv Goel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA, with another office in Seattle, WA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Goel has received 4 awards.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 14 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rajiv Goel is Excellent. Dr. Rajiv Goel has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 14 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rajiv Goel is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Rajiv Goel has 2 locations

get directions JOSH GRANT PA
901 Boren Ave Ste 800
Seattle, WA 98104
get directions Swedish Community Specialty Clinic
801 Broadway Ste 901
Seattle, WA 98122


Dr. Rajiv Goel has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Rajiv Goel has the following 6 expertise

  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Trigger Finger Disorder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis

Board Certifications

Dr. Rajiv Goel is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.


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I had my first appointment with Dr. Goel the other day regarding repairing my torn tendon in my thumb. He ended up spending 60 minutes with me! 60!! I don't think any doctor in my lifetime has spent 60 minutes with me! Needless to say he was very informative about what the options were and even took the time to draw me pictures. He was very humble and treated his assistant as if they were peers. He is one of a kind!!

Full Review Rating Breakdown

Great Doctor

I find Dr. Rajiv Goel to be a gifted surgeon. Back in 2013 I ruptured a tendon in my elbow. He operated and re-attached it with a couple of screws. He did a great job and my elbow is good as new. He explained the whole process to me so it was clear what was going to happen. I would go back to him again.

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Review on orthopedic hand procedures

My experiences with Dr. Goel have all been very positive. His explanation of the treatment (de Quervain's, Dupuytren contracture on separate occasions) and outcome were clear. He answered my questions and concerns thoroughly, and made sure to follow up on my recovery. Highly recommend

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Would recommend to friend.

Made appointment quickly and they explained the location in details. Nurse was nice, she was kind to let me know Dr was behind. She even checked on me while I waited. Great staff. The dr was very nice to explain and help me understand.

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Five Stars

Dr Goel has treated a knee and collarbone fracture for me and a collarbone fracture for my son in the past year. He has been highly impressive in these ways: Communicating clearly what your condition is and how best to treat it explaining options you may have, listening actively to your questions and concerns, responding to them in a respectful and kind manner, and being reassuring and confident as to your treatment outcome. Additionally, Dr Goel is very personable with a good sense of humor!

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Dr. Rajiv Goel Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Whole Health Pacific Medical Centers WA
    • Aetna Whole Health Providence Swedish WA
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Rajiv Goel

"Although the mind may be where we determine how we shape our lives, we need our hands to put these plans into action. The hand is a complex and delicate part of the human anatomy. Innovative treatments are constantly being developed while existing strategies continue to evolve. I have been fellowship trained in advanced hand surgery and work hard to master the newest proven techniques in order to give you the best treatment options that are currently available.” “Every patient faces unique challenges and demands. I seek to understand the specific impact your condition has on your life and use this as the guiding principle in determining your most effective treatment. The first step in this process is listening. The second is patient education so that you understand your problem as well as your options. Both non-operative and operative strategies may be available. Together, we can determine what will work best for you.”

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