Dr Mark Gelfand
Legacy Health Partners

Mark Gelfand, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Hand Surgery; Microsurgery; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.7 OUT OF 5 ( 70 RATINGS & 28 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group–Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

About Me:

As a board certified plastic surgeon with special expertise in hand and wrist surgery, Dr. Gelfand is enthusiastic about treating people with pain, injuries, or cancer and helping restore function. His expertise include adult hand surgery, nerve repair, tendon repair or reconstruction, microvascular surgery, surgical treatment of difficult wounds, breast surgery and reconstruction including DIEP flaps, and correction of nasal deformities (rhinoplasty). Dr. Gelfand strives to provide safe and effective patient focused care with the goal of restoring and improving function, form and quality of life.

Education:
Chief Residency: State University of New York
Residency: State University of New York
Medical School: State University of New York
Bachelor of Science: Rochester Institute of Technology
Year I Started Practice: 2000
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
Publication: Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Thieme

Patient Rating

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4.7 out of 5     70 Ratings     28 Comments

Sep 7, 2022
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This was my first visit to Dr. Gelfand, as my previous hand specialist had retired. He exceeded my expectations, and he came highly recommended.

Aug 11, 2022
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Excellent surgeon, very good communication prior to surgery and follow up, including his PA. Great quality care and excellent outcome. Thank you so much.

Jul 21, 2022
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Dr. Gelfand listened to my scheduling concerns for reconstructive surgery following a bilateral mastectomy. He very clearly explained the procedure and how we could fit it into my calendar configuration. He was a very kind.

Jul 20, 2022
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I like lt and lt was fun

Jul 13, 2022
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This is the most efficient clinic that I have visited for medical appointment.

Jun 29, 2022
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Provider was very curt. Didn't invite further discussion. He's a referral so once this surgery is done it should be the end of it.

Jun 16, 2022
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Very good service by all and the mission was accomplished!

Jun 15, 2022
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Visit efficient but not rushed, PAC Carr very professional with easy manner. Dr G's explanation very understandable and he answered my questions.

Jun 2, 2022
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Had to ask for my x-rays to be sent so that I wouldn't be charged for x-rays at the appointment.

Jun 2, 2022
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I felt the doctor and staff were compassionate and helpful. I was worried I wouldn't get seen for a long time and heal incorrectly, but they got me in on the same day once I tracked them down. My doctor's office referred us to a facility that was no longer in operation so if I hadn't called, it never would've happened. So I had to initiate help but once I did, I got help after much effort and time spent tracking help down.

May 18, 2022
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Dr.Gelfand and staff are exemplary

May 11, 2022
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He had poor bedside manner'. He didn't try to understand what I was asking just got frustrated giving the exact same answer 3 times. I kept asking cuz I wasn't getting the information I needed. He didn't explain much beyond the X-ray at all. Just said wear the splint, keep it dry, see you in 4 weeks

Apr 27, 2022
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Even though the MRI and x-ray showed a cyst. I am confused as to why this is not going to be removed. I have periods of pain, and not going to go away on its own. Will follow up with my provider

Apr 4, 2022
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Dr. Gelfand is straightforward, calming and explains my issue very well.

Mar 31, 2022
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Dr. Gelfand (and team) made me feel safe and secure during a potentially troubling time. He made sure I was heard and I am happy w/the results.

Mar 17, 2022
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Dr Gelfand is not local for me. If he practiced closer to where I live he'd have 10 stars

Mar 14, 2022
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The only thing Dr Gelfand could work on is being a little more friendly; making a connection with his patient and finding out a little more about them than just the current surgical situation. It would help a lot of patients be less anxious about their current circumstances. He was very thorough and kind, so please don't misinterpret this constructive criticism.

Mar 8, 2022
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I was treated with respect.

Jan 31, 2022
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I enjoyed the visit with Dr. Gelfand - he answered all questions and explained up-coming surgery.

Jan 19, 2022
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Highly rated skilled physician in plastic reconstructed surgery

Jan 13, 2022
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Everyone was very personable and polite

Dec 9, 2021
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He was the typical surgeon. Making me feel like he didn't have time for making decisions. I felt hurried.

Nov 17, 2021
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Took 10 minutes to be acknowledged by receptionist. Dr. Gelfand couldn't download x-ray from my primary doctor, didn't take any x-rays, told me it was just arthritis. I told him there was a bone spur(per my primary doctor) that looked like a serrated knife on the x-ray and I was concerned about doing damage to my finger and getting scar tissue. He interrupted me and said it's just arthritis. I felt he didn't give me much information , but he asked me 5 times "Do you have any questions for me?" The nursing staff were very nice and helpful. Dr. Gelfand did give me a prednisone shot which he did very well.

Nov 17, 2021
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I will be having surgery on my ulnar nerve in a few days I will have a better idea afterwards.

Nov 4, 2021
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Dr. Gelfand is a an amazing & gifted surgeon! Highly, highly recommend him! Best hand & plastic surgeon.

Oct 28, 2021
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I appreciate the. Experience I've had over past year w dr gelfand thank u all

Oct 25, 2021
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I felt that some of the info I gave the provider was received as if I was silly to ask such a question. It almost seemed as If he was In a hurry to get the appt over with, that my comments were wasting time. I understand that physicians are Intelligent and busy, but Im not a physician and I wanted to clarify what I was hearing.

Oct 14, 2021
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Physician was thorough with his examination, pertinent questions, and explanation of his course of treatment. He listened well and took abbreviated notes as we talked. I felt he explained well so that I understood everything. His injection of the steroid into the inflamed area was fantastic and I had no pain and only had to take a couple of Tylenol that night. The next day the inflammation was down and I was able to get better movement of the thumb with little discomfort. As the days have passed I have much more movement and a lot less pain.
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