Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 70

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pfeffer has extensive experience in Ankle & Foot Surgery. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1980. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD

Rodney A Gabriel M.d. Inc.

444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 603 Los Angeles, CA 90048
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20+ years and still going strong!
In April 2001 I destroyed my navicular. The emergency room initially referred me to the US Ski Team's orthopedic surgeon but after taking a look at the x-rays and eventual Cat Scan, that doctor noped out. It was looking dire and talk of fusing bones together and walking with a cane for the rest of my life was mentioned way too often for my liking. However, he decided to refer me to Dr. Pfeffer instead. After looking at my scans/x-rays, Dr. Pfeffer informed me my navicular was the consistency of Grape Nuts cereal and had to be completely rebuilt. Two permanent titanium screws, 4 temporary screws for an exterior fixator, 6 temporary pins, some osteoplast and a 6 hour surgery later, Dr. Pfeffer gave me a new lease on life. It's been over 20 years and both my foot and I are still going strong - no cane and a normal gait. I won't let anyone else treat my feet. I'll travel to see him, if necessary. He's kind, personable and worth getting fit into his schedule.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 18, 2022
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Dr. Pfeiffer is the best I want to thank you so mu
Dr. Pfeiffer is the best I want to thank you so much for preventing me having surgery to healing my foot completely Dr.’s orders of course ! the patient has to listen it’s a team effort his Team Alex thank you so much for helping me through This ordeal from my injury also I want to thank my ex-husband he’s a professional athlete referring me to this fabulous experience honorable wonderful doctor thank you again! Tonia G .
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Tonia G – Jul 27, 2022
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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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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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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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.
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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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
  • 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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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
  • 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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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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
5 people found this helpful
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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 Surgery

Education

U Calif
Fellowship Hospital
U Tex
Fellowship Hospital
University of Texas, Houston
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1986
University of California, San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1980
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
Yale University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations

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

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What are Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Pfeffer specializes in Ankle & Foot Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD treat?

Dr. Pfeffer frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot, Foot Fracture, and Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD's office address?

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

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Dr. Pfeffer provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD have?

Dr. Pfeffer has over 42 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.3/5 for Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback 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.

Dr. Pfeffer is experienced in the area of Ankle & Foot Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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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
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 1
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 4E
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • 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 Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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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