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Dr. Michael Glafkides, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Glafkides

Bruce L. Maltz, M.d. A Professional Corporation

101 S San Mateo Dr Ste 200 San Mateo, CA 94401

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Dr. Michael Glafkides, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in San Mateo, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1982 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, and more.


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Dr Glafkides is at once calming and comforting, while also showing compassion and empathy. He is a perfect professional, in light of a very serious circumstance.
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Best lips I’ve ever had. Great Botox too!
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I had a basal cell near my nose. My dermatologist recommended Mohs surgery for removal & plastic surgery for closure. I met Dr. Glafkides, and we instantly made a few personal connections. I felt he cared for me as an individual. The Mohs left a 1cm x 1.3cm wound. Plastic surgery resulted in a 3" incision & 25 stitches. 2 weeks later, he removed the stitches. Unless, I pointed it out, no one noticed a thing. 4-weeks later, there is no visible sign of the wound. I highly recommend Dr. Glafkides.
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Dr Glafkides is a caring professional. He explained carefully everything he was going to do and has followed up frequently to make sure all my concerns have been resolved. His office staff are excellent
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Dr. Glafkides was recommended to me for post Mohs surgery. I was nervous about the procedure because the surgery would be on the top of my head. My interaction with Dr. Glafkides, Gigi in his office and all of the Mills Hospital staff , were helpful, knowledgeable and professional, making my experience comfortable and relatively free of stress.
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Dr Gafkides did a wonderful job
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I needed to have a complete breast reconstruction following a double mastectomy. Needless to say I was very nervous and Dr. Glafkides and his entire staff was reassuring, calm and nurturing. He really listened to what I wanted, asked questions, and offered suggestions based on what was important to me. I received excellent follow-up care as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Glafkides for this type of plastic/reconstructive surgery. Sincerely, Joan
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Dr. Glafkides is an outstanding plastic surgeon and has an eye for symmetry. The staff at his office was incredibly informative/helpful and made every step of the process a breeze! I can’t recommend him enough.
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Dr. Glafkides is one of the best surgeon in SF . He is professional and kind. I had my bilateral reconstructive surgery after having breast cancer. I am happy with the entire experience and grateful for what Dr. Gladkides did for me. The office staff (Bernie) was very efficient and professional.
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I went to see Dr. Glafkides for a lower face/neck lift. On my original consultation visit at his office, I knew I would be in good hands. He thoroughly put me at ease as he explained the procedure. I spent one day/night in the hospital. The nursing staff told me they loved working with him and they offered me nothing but compliments on his expertise. I am extremely happy with the results of my procedure. I now look so refreshed and younger in my own skin -- it was so worth it!
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Dr. Glafkides and the folks in his office are kind people. They made my needs top priority when I had a specific time window. I had areas of my face that were working against me. I told him I wanted to look like myself, with subtle changes around my eyes and nose. I was afraid of surgery leaving me looking like Burt Reynolds. But he gave me exactly what I wanted. I look like the me I always expected to see in the mirror and not a day older. They care before, during and long after the procedure.
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Dr.Glafkides is an excellent surgeon. I had bilateral reconstructive surgery after having breast cancer. He is calm and very reassuring. He made me feel comfortable and his consultations were always very informative. His office staff is always willing to go the extra mile( and in my case, MILES) I am thankful for him and his practice.
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I have been fortunate to have known Dr. Glafkides since childhood, he is an exemplary person and a friend. Recently I required plastic surgery to close a wound on my nose due to skin cancer removal. The wound was large and I was disappointed at the thought of having a large scar on my nose. Mike in his typical calm way reassured me that it would be fine and that he could minimize the scarring by using a skin graft. I'm so glad I came to him, thank you my friend.
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Dr. Glafkides was friendly, confident, and made me feel comfortable with trusting him throughout this process. The consultation was very informative and we went over every possible outcome. At the end of the consultation I felt so confident that I scheduled my surgery with Dr. Glafkides. The recovery was not bad at all and he had prepared me for any discomfort I was going to experience. It has been 7 years now and I am still super happy with the results. I would and HAVE reccomended him.
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The office staff (Bernie) is professional and very caring. Dr. G guided me through what my procedure would involve and always spent extra time giving me helpful advice from beginning to end and listening to all my questions and concerns. I'm so happy with my entire experience and grateful for what the doctor did for me.
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Dr. G is one of the most professional smart and kind 'dr's' I have had the pleasure of going to - remember people it is typically a choice to visit a plastic surgeon and the results have far exceeded my expectations! I called references of his patients, researched his credentials, and also made consults with 2 other plastic surgeons before making my choice - I suggest you do the same. Plus Dr. G was referred by a well known Internist in the city. I am very pleased! Do your homework.
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Dr Glafkides is the best plastic surgeon on the west coast. I had several surgeries from Dr Glafkides and the results were superior, he is a brilliant surgeon and very caring about his patients. Dr Glafkides performed major surgery on me and the healing was so easy and no pain, that’s the sign of a great surgeon, Dr Glafkides is in a class of his own.
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I was referred by another physician who was removing a large cancer from my chin. Bernie, the assistant to Dr. Glafkides, coordinated my repair surgery to follow the cancer removal. This was done quickly and efficiently. Upon first meeting him, I found Dr. Glafkides kind, sympathetic and encouraging. My surgery was done on time with very good results. I have seem him for two follow up visits and all my experiences with him and his staff have been on time and very pleasant.
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Do not go here , you will just waste your money here I Paid $8,000 for a whole body liposuction, no good results. He is nice but not good in surgery, go to a young doctor and experienced doctor! Do not go here
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Glafkides of Greek decent, his philosophy is based on the Greek word Ar?te, which stands for excellence in performance, good character and personal virtue. Dr Glafkides is known for his attention to detail in his work. He sets realistic expectations for patients and works towards achieving the best possible results based on their desired outcome and what is physically realistic.

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Royal Melbourne Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
St Francis Meml Hosp
Residency Hospital
University Of California, San Diego
Residency Hospital
University Of California, San Diego
Internship Hospital
1982
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
1982

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

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(650) 347-7900

Dr. Glafkides accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California HMO
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Hill Physicians Medical Group PPO
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Glafkides' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Glafkides treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Glafkides treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dupuytren's Contracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Glafkides treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Glafkides treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Glafkides treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Glafkides treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Glafkides' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Low Back Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laxity
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkles