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Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Pfeffer

Cedars Sinai Medical Orthopedic

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

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Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Pfeffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Humana
Molina Healthcare
Molina
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Options PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pfeffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeffer treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pfeffer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeffer treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pfeffer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Foot Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfeffer treats Foot Conditions more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pfeffer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pfeffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Charcot Reconstruction
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 1
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 4E
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lupus
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Pfeffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pfeffer

4.4

Based on 67 reviews

5 Stars
80.59701492537313%
(54)
4 Stars
4.477611940298507%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
14.925373134328359%
(10)

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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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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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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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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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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.
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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!!!!!!!!
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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About Me

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 spend all the time you need to understand your diagnosis and all of your treatment options. 

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
Fellowship Hospital
1986
University Of California, San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
Yale University
Undergraduate School
1989
1987
1986
1985
1980
1976

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

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

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81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)