Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle SurgeryMaleAge 69

Dr. Pfeffer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rodney A Gabriel M.d. Inc.

444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 603 Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pfeffer has more experience with Ankle & Foot Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pfeffer to book an appointment.

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It is ridiculous that this doctor has the "Accepting new patients" slogan everywhere and when you call, they tell you that the first available appointment is THREE MONTHS from now! Who is going to see an Orthopedist and wait for months? IF you are in need of an Orthopedist, is because you are in pain! Completely absurd! Stay away from this office!
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Aug 10, 2021
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Dr. Pfeffer is amazing. He never rushed me. Gave me great care. He is very knowledgeable. He cares!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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heather schultz – Dec 02, 2020
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It has been five years now since Dr. Pfeffer performed surgery on my feet. He expressed confidence that he could get me running again, and he certainly did! I am so grateful and happy to be running marathon and ultra distances with zero pain or weakness. I loved Dr. Pfeffer when he did the surgery, and I love him even more now, as I am able to live my life actively. Before he treated me, I was looking at a very sad future. He is the BEST!
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Apr 16, 2019
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Great doctor - very knowledgeable and friendly. He really took time with me to explain everything and let me make my own decision about what procedure would be best for me.
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Mar 28, 2019
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Diagnosis: posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Procedures performed: calcaneal osteotomy (controlled break/reconstruction of the heel bone + bone grafts); tendon transfer (manipulating a different tendon to restore lost function of the posterior tibial tendon); Achilles tendon lengthening. Recovery has far exceeded expectations. If you are facing a similar surgery and would like to hear more from a patient’s perspective, feel free to contact me at scott dot mccarty at stanfordalumni dot org.
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Scott M. in Ventura, CA – Jan 28, 2019
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The surgery Dr. Pfeffer performed on my foot has truly changed my life. After going to many doctors and having multiple procedures, I am so thankful for his excellent listening skills and his willingness to try to solve my complex problem. The outcome was so successful, I am now hiking all over the world and taking 3-5 mile walks a day at home.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Barbara in SF Bay Area, CA – Jun 09, 2018
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It is coming up on three and a half years since Dr. Pfeffer successfully replaced my ankle. This is first time in forty years I can walk pain free. Due to this successful operation I can take my two young grandsons to the park. As you know a three and four-year-old will keep you running. Thanks to my ankle replacement I can keep up with them. If anyone reading this is considering ankle surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Pfeffer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joseph Lee in Whittier CA – Apr 16, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Pfeffer was simply amazing. A referral from a previous patient said, he was the surgeon to repair the wear and tear after 25 plus years of my dancing career..... I highly recommend Dr. Pfeffer. He's Kind, listens to your concerns. He ROCKS!!!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jana Brenner in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 13, 2016
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I noticed a recent review August 24, 2016 from someone that appeared to be disgruntled. This individual must have the wrong doctor! Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, always greets you with a huge smile, he’s up-beat, easy going, a good listener and filled with positive energy. I met him 3 years ago when I sustained a major sports injury, thought I’d never recover (ruptured Achilles). Dr. Pfeffer told me “not to worry!” I have full range of motion and able to return to my sport. I highly recommend Dr. Pfeffer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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KC in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Pfeffer is without-a-doubt the best of the best! Disclaimer: I am usually a very harsh judge of surgeons. I have had over 15 orthopaedic surgeries in my life to correct a congential joint disease, and the two that Dr. Pfeffer performed were simply the most successful. He always take a creative approach, but, more importantly, pays attention and extra care to take the least invasive route possible. As a patient, this is invaluable to get back to my regular life as quickly as possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lynsey C in Sacramento, CA – Sep 26, 2016
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Complete and utter jerk. Very rude and unprofessional. I would recommend this guy to wash m car let alone be my doctor again.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Karma – Aug 24, 2016
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Dr. Pfeffer is very much a perfectionist and I trust him to do what is necessary. After surgery and before your 1st progress appointment, you're dealing with his staff about any problems, questions, etc. This system has worked for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Los Angeles, CA – Aug 19, 2016
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With my achilles tendonitis, I had a fantastic experience with Dr Pfeffer. He immediately diagnosed the situation and a plan of attack that would help me avoid any future surgery. Strongly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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wanich in Pacific Palisades, CA – Mar 07, 2016
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Save my foot save my active life. Crushed calcaneous broken and dislocated ankle. Told me what to do prior to surgery and was clear what to do and not to do post surgery and my ankle and heel are just as they were. So thankful for this mans ability and craft.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fixed in Los Angeles, Ca – Feb 17, 2016
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I had excellent results with reconstructive surgery on both feet. Dr. Pfeffer is a renowned surgeon who is both caring and responsive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Los Angeles, CA – Jan 12, 2016
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He is one of the most honest and thoughtful physicians I have ever encountered. He takes the time to listen and discuss the options and considers the short and long term impacts of the treatment plan. I came to him after my wife had ankle surgery and was very impressed with the results given she was a very complex case.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Long Beach – Dec 23, 2015
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Care Philosophy

I have devoted my entire career to the treatment of the foot and ankle. Please come in for any problem, large or small, acute or chronic. I promise to...Read more

Biography

Dr. Pfeffer is director of the Foot and Ankle Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; co-director of the Cedars-Sinai/University of Southern...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

U Calif
Fellowship Hospital
U Tex
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
Yale University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Past President
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Past President
  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • California Orthopaedic Association, Past President

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Dr. Pfeffer's office is located at 444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 603, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pfeffer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pfeffer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pfeffer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 423-0566.

Ankle & Foot Surgery

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle & Foot Surgery specialists.

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Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Foot Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
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Dr. Pfeffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Pfeffer accepts the following insurance:

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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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Molina
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Rodney A Gabriel M.d. Inc.444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 603 Los Angeles, CA 90048
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