Dr. Michael D. Butcher, MD

Dr. Michael D. Butcher, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 76 years old

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.Read more

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in San Jose, CA |
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 shoulder and arm joint. I found Dr. Butcher to be helpful, and have no complaints. Thanks to his expertise, I am able to use my right arm which I was not able before surgery.
in San Jose, CA |
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 didn't have and need those exams, and it is certainly overcharged.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • 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)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    West Virginia University

    Graduated in 1966

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 1967

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1975

  • Undergraduate School
    West Virginia University

    Graduated in 1962

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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.

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Dr. Butcher's Care Philosophy

Same day appointments, In -Office X-Ray , Physical Therapy, Pharmancy Friendly and Caring Staff, 30 Years Experience; Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment.