Robert M. Orfaly M.D.

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (286 Ratings, 54 Comments)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Hand
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Internship:

    • Surgical Internship, University of Toronto, 1992
  • Residency:

    • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia, 1997
  • Fellowship:

    • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of British Columbia, 1998
    • Shoulder Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1999
  • Certifications:

    • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, 1997
    • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002, 2011


Dr. Orfaly has advanced specialty training in hand and shoulder surgery and cares for problems of the entire upper extremity (hand, arm, elbow and shoulder). He is committed to educating his patients about all the options available. This includes nonsurgical care coordinated with our physical medicine and rehabilitation team and the doctors and therapists already involved in a patient’s care. Surgery includes a variety of minimally invasive (small incision) options. Dr. Orfaly is also interested in shoulder replacement, including bone sparing and reverse shoulder replacements.


  • English
  • French

Memberships and associations

  • American Orthopaedic Association

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (286 Ratings, 54 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 08, 2018

    He was completely honest what I should expect. He is a great surgeon.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    This was a follow up to my shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Orfaly is extremely knowledgeable & helpful with my care.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Hi. Very thorough, answered all my questions. Have no reservations about going back to Dr. Orfaly. Left the session 100% satisfied. Thank you.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Yeah, just had a good visit with the doctor. He's professional and told me some things I didn't know before so it was well... well worth the trip.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    I appreciate Dr. Orfaly's honesty. He doesn't sugar coat anything, and tells you exactly what to expect.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    The entire team was Polite Efficient and very Professional ?.

  • Nov 17, 2018

    I am so impressed with Dr. Orfaly. He came in the middle of a situation that I had... and it's incredible, it's absolutely phenomenal. I've been through 13 surgeries with him. I came up, moved here 12 years ago from the Bay Area. 4 years ago, a bacterial had developed and I cannot... I just can't tell you enough great words, Dr. Orfaly is like a home spot... He is genuine. He's professional. He's cautious, he does not prescribe. He... he cares... he absolutely cares. This is an amazing... and his team? You don't get a team like that. I've had 30 surgeries. *

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Appreciate Dr. Orfaly. He's a really good doctor and he's knowledgeable and he's always had answers to my questions and I refer him to anybody to him.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    He was very late, over an hour. This was unprofessional, and a severe disruption to my day

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Plesant, All questions answered, clear,. I am cery pleased with the results of my TSA and would recommend this surgeon to anyone.

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