Dr. Michael Papalian, MD

Dr. Michael Papalian, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Papalian, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in plastic surgery.

The Plastic Surgery Center on Woodside

2055 Woodside Rd Ste 150

Redwood City, CA 94061
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Reconstruction
more than 58% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 40% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 17% of peers

Dr. Papalian'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Papalian "Professionalism, Experience and dedication"

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

12  Conditions Treated

14  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.


  • Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Papalian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Papalian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Papalian to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Papalian'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 (1)

Dr. Papalian stitched my 16-year old son's face above his lip on the left side up to his nostril. He did this in the emrgency room at Sequoia Hospital as he was the plastic surgeon on call. The cut went through to the inside of the mouth. Dr. Papalian delicately did 12 fine stitches inside the...more
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