Dr. Michael Glafkides, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Glafkides
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Bruce L. Maltz, M.d. A Professional Corporation

101 S San Mateo Dr 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 over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus and Mills Health Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Glafkides to book an appointment.


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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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Apr 29, 2019
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Best lips I’ve ever had. Great Botox too!
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Nov 19, 2018
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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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Bill S. in San Carlos, CA – Nov 03, 2018
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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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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Foster city – Oct 11, 2018
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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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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Polly in Sonoma, CA – Aug 29, 2018
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Dr Gafkides did a wonderful job
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Jan in woodside , CA – Aug 21, 2018
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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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Joan in Redwood City, CA – Jun 26, 2018
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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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Angelina E in Sam Francisco , CA – Jun 20, 2018
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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.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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South San Francisco – May 29, 2018
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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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Carlene Marra in Novato, CA – May 25, 2018
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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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May 23, 2018
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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.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Sandi in Hillsborough,Ca – May 03, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Chris Trevor – Apr 21, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jessica in San Mateo – Apr 04, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Susan in San Mateo, CA – Apr 03, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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S in Belmont – Mar 31, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Monique in Burlingame, california – Mar 30, 2018
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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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Linda Jackson in San Mateo – Mar 08, 2018
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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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laiza pike in Azusa, CA – Feb 19, 2017
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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
1983
University of California, San Diego
Internship Hospital
1982
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1978
Undergraduate School
Stanford University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

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(650) 347-7900

Dr. Glafkides accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Blue Shield of California HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Hill Physicians Medical Group PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Western Health Advantage

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Dr. Glafkides' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
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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

Locations

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

Bruce L. Maltz, M.d. A Professional Corporation101 S San Mateo Dr San Mateo, CA 94401
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Affiliated Hospitals

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California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus

San Francisco, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Mills Health Center

San Mateo, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Seton Medical Center

Daly City, CA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

St. Mary's Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

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