Dr. George Mutafyan, MD

Dr. George Mutafyan, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. George Mutafyan, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.Read his story

Weight Loss Physician

800 S Central Ave Ste 212

Glendale, CA 91204
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • LACare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 86% of peers
more than 17% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 16% of peers

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Dr. Mutafyan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mutafyan "Dr. George Mutafyan is a top-rated weight-loss surgeon serving patients in Glendale, CA, and throughout the Greater Los Angeles metro area, providing skilled, state-of-the-art care in a relaxing, patient-centered environment aimed at helping patients lose weight and reduce their risks of weight-related medical issues. As a board-certified surgeon with years of experience in weight-loss surgeries and related procedures, Dr. Mutafyan offers a comprehensive array of care options, including gastric bypass surgery, Lap Band® surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, medical weight loss management, and in-depth surgical consultations, as well as treatment of varicose veins and herniated discs. Dr. Mutafyan has extensive experience in minimally-invasive surgical techniques developed to help patients heal faster and with significantly less risk of pain or complications. After earning his medical degree, he completed an internship in general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University and a surgical residency at Michigan State University, followed by a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center to conduct research in minimally-invasive surgical approaches, including laparoscopic techniques used in the weight-loss surgeries he offers. Today, Dr. Mutafyan is regarded as an expert in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. In addition, he maintains active memberships in several medical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Dr. Mutafyan welcomes new patients at his practice on Central Avenue in Glendale, and the practice accepts most major medical insurance plans."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mutafyan "Treat patients with respect and compassion in a professional environment."


  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Mutafyan does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Hernia
  • Obesity
  • Varicose Veins
  • Weight Loss


  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • St Petersburg State I P Pavlov Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Ohsu, General Surgery Internship
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Michigan State University, General Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Duke University Medical Center, Minimally Invasive Surgery, General Surgery, Laposcopic Surgery, Weight-Loss Surgery, Fellow
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • City Hospital # 1, Nursing Assistant, Leninakan, Armenia
    Other Education | Completed 1988
  • Completed "Sages" Advanced Laparoscopic Course On Diseases Of Colon In March, 2004 Sponsored By "Us Surgical" In Norwalk
    Other Education | Completed
  • Completed "Sages" Basic Laparoscopic Course In February, 2003 Sponsored By "Ethicon" In Cincinnati, Oh
    Other Education | Completed
  • Completed Advanced Laparoscopic Course On Management and Surgical Treatment Of Colon For Mis Fellows In October, 2006 Sponsored By "Us Surgical" In Norwalk, Ct
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Mutafyan has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Mutafyan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Mutafyan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mutafyan to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Mutafyan's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

This Dr treated me & my son like family. I am forever grateful for his care and proffesionalism
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Northridge, CA |
Excellent surgeon! Excellent bedside manner. I'd recommend him to anyone that wants to be treated with the utmost care.
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in Los Angeles, CA |
If I could give Dr. Mutafyan 0 stars I would. I had an appointment on a Saturday at 10:00am. When I made the appointment I scheduled something for Monday morning. I received a call from Dr. Mutafyan's assistant that he could see me on Saturday. I asked how long would it take, since I had other...more
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in Baldwin Park,CA |
Dr Mutafyan is an amazing doctor and surgeon.Completely satisfied with everything from his staff,the wait period,and his genuine care and concern for his patients.I had my gahlbladder removed and received amazing post and pre operative care.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Mutafyan accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Community Care Network HMO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    SmartCare HMO
    WholeCare Network HMO
  • LACare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Mutafyan has admitting privileges

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
1420 S Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204
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