Ratings for Dr. Glenn Pfeffer
I had a very severe trimalleolar break and dislocation. Dr. Pfeffer performed a miraculous surgery, and I am walking almost 100%. Without his expertise I am convinced I would have been crippled for life. He is a caring physician, something not always normal for surgeons.
I've been late in writing this review, but was reminded to do so recently because of a comment of how well I've been doing. I'm a mountaineer, or at least I fancy myself one. Last winter, Dr. Pfeffer performed arthroscopic surgery to repair an osteochondral lesion in my right ankle. The injury had occurred nearly two years prior, and after three separate misdiagnoses by other specialists, Dr. Pfeffer used his patience and expertise to get it right. Admittedly, he called my case "a strange one", but his skill cured me. Before the injury, it had gotten to the point where I could barely hike anymore. A walk down the mild sloping rock in Topanga State Park had me limping like an elderly man. Within 6 mths of my surgery, I had begun climbing again, scaling the snow of Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta in successive months. Without a bit of pain. Dr. Pfeffer not only solved a problem that no other doctor could diagnose, he fixed it in a way that's given my life vigor again. I highly recommend him.
I am a professional ballet dancer and Dr. Pfeffer truly was an answer to prayers after many other doctors could not diagnose my problem. He knew exactly what was wrong within the first few minutes of talking to him. He is very knowledgable about dancers and confident in his abilities. He performed Os Trigonum surgery on my ankle about 3 months ago and I am recovering extremely well. I would highly recommend him. He was very entertaining with his stories and although he is obviously a busy man I could tell that he cared about my well being. He does sort of pop in and then out again but I felt he truly does his profession well and I had a wonderful experience as his patient.
I almost didn't go see Dr. Pfeffer because of some negative reviews. They say he's arrogant. I didn't see that. I saw confidence - and isn't that what you want in a surgeon? They say he's easily distracted. That's true. He's a friendly guy who likes to talk off topic. Just bring him back by asking a question. They say he dictates into the recorder-thingy in front of the patient. Not a bad thing in my opinion. They say they had to wait to see him. I didn't. I was always seen on time or even early. But even if I had to wait to see him, who cares! Let's talk about what's really important. He's brilliant. Really knows his stuff. He's unbiased. He'll recommend what's best for you - even if it isn't the "sexy" latest procedure that would make him look good. He is excellent at explaining the pros and cons of treatment options and patiently answered all my questions. Most importantly, I had an excellent outcome after a very complicated surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Pfeffer.
When I couldn't walk anymore due to a weak ankle from over stretched ligaments, I looked for the best and found Dr. Pfeffer. I had no problem getting an appointment, they were always on time, even early sometimes. His staff was great. I LOVED working with him. My kids call him the Rockgod of Ankles for helping me walk again. Everything is going right on schedule! I have already recommended him to friends. If my other ankle ever needs work (and hopefully it won't ;-) I would go back to him in a heartbeat.
Excellent doctor. I consulted with two podiatrists prior to Dr Pfeffer and neither could help me. One of the podiatrists actually recommended a treatment that could have made me worse. One consultation with Dr Pfeffer, and my life is changed. He disgnosed me in seconds, and gave me a detailed plan of how to manage my symptoms. I'm doing great now. He's bright, experienced, and very pleasant. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Glenn Pfeffer's Credentials
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- University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine (Grad. 1980)
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