Dr. Michael Butcher, MD

Dr. Michael Butcher, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
77 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Butcher, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.Read his story

Arthritis and Orthopedic Medical Center

14651 S Bascom Ave Ste 280

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Butcher

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Butcher performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
more than 87% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Butcher'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.

Dr. Butcher's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Butcher "Dr. Michael Butcher is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with 40 years of experience diagnosing, treating, and curing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. He prides himself on the fact that he and Dr. Aptekar have been in practice together for 30 of those 40 years, providing high-quality orthopedic services in a beautiful region that draws from about 2 million residents. Both doctors recently earned honors as America's Top Orthopedists and Top Doctors in the Silicon Valley. Dr. Butcher received his medical degree in 1966 from West Virginia University Medical School and then served in the military. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and was a Navy man for 12 years, where he piloted aircraft and was a flight surgeon."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Butcher "Same day appointments, In -Office X-Ray , Physical Therapy, Pharmancy Friendly and Caring Staff, 30 Years Experience; Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger


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28  Procedures

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.


  • West Virginia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1962
  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Butcher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Butcher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Butcher to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Butcher'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 (2)

In 2001 I had a shoulder injury at work, requiring surgery and continuous therapy to regain the use of my right arm. I was treated with respect, and the surgery was done well. I commend Dr. Butcher for his knowledge of how he repaired my AC joint, as well as eliminating the large bone spur in my...more
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The doctor took one X-ray and determined my daughters finger fracture is healed. He referred her to physical therapy, but we couldn't attend the therapy consultation because it is conflict with school schedules. He over charged us $998 with Level 5 exam, OPD Pro 1Hr, and 76000 Fluoroscope Exam. We...more
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