Dr. Glenn Pfeffer, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Pfeffer
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Cedars Sinai Medical Orthopedic

444 S San Vicente Blvd 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 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pfeffer has more experience with Ankle/Foot 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 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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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.
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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!!!!!!!!
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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About Me

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

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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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) 423-9211.

Ankle/Foot

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 specialists.

Dr. Pfeffer typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Pfeffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
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 HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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Cedars Sinai Medical Orthopedic

Cedars Sinai Medical Orthopedic444 S San Vicente Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048
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