Dr. James Pertsch, MD

Dr. James Pertsch, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. James Pertsch, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in San Mateo, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in plastic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

104 Saint Matthews Ave

San Mateo, CA 94401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Hand Fracture
very high
more than 90% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Hand Conditions
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Pertsch's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pertsch "Dr. Pertsch believes it most important your problem be understood before any treatment is undertaken. Uncompromising attention to detail coupled with judicious use of the latest technologies can combine to give significant improvement. An earnest approach gives you full information empowering you to make the best decisions in consultation with Dr. Pertsch."

3  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Repetitive Motion Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Pain

19  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Brown U/Ri Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Harvard/Brigham Womens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pertsch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pertsch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pertsch to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pertsch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Appt 1 pass 2 still have not seen dr weeks before you can get appt.
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Dr Persch did a four corner wrist fusion surgery on my left wrist.I was so happy when we first started working together,But he mislead me on everything about my surgery.First my pain level is worse than when I was first injured, but now my wrist doesn't move and it's been six months since surgery...more
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Dr. Pertsch is an outstanding, well-trained, highly-skilled surgeon with a professional, warm, compassionate demeanor. He patiently answers questions to alleviate anxiety & to plan a surgery diligently & precisely. My first procedure with Dr. P occurred in '97; now that I've moved from the Bay...more
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