Dr. Michael Butcher, MD

Dr. Michael Butcher, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
76 y/o
12 reviews

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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....See Less

Arthritis and Orthopedic Medical Center

14651 S Bascom Ave Ste 280

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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Care Philosophy

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

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Dr. Butcher's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

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

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Procedures

  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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

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.

Education

  • 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
2.2
based on 12 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Butcher's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
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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Dr. Butcher accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Butcher has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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El Camino Hospital- Mountain View Campus
2500 Grant Rd
Mountain View, CA 94040
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