Mark Gelfand, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Hand Surgery, ; Microsurgery, ; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.5 out of 5    76 Ratings    45 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group–Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

25050 S.E. Stark St. Medical Office Building 4, Suite 265
Gresham, OR 97030
503-413-4992

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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4.5 out of 5     76 Ratings     45 Comments

Sep 19, 2018
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It was a very quick visit with hardly any wait even with taking an xray did not have to wait very long at all. It was very well oiled choreography.

Sep 12, 2018
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This visit was a surgical consult.

Sep 12, 2018
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this doctor was very unprofessional and squeezed my broken hand as if he didn't understand that it was broken. and when I asked for something to help with the pain he treated me like I was a drug addict only seeking pain medicine. he made me feel bad and I would never like to see him again.

Sep 5, 2018
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The PA of the dr. was also not helpful or caring to my needs.

Aug 28, 2018
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From the time I entered the ER dept. of Legacy Mt Hood Hospital, saw Dr. Gelfand, surgery, office visits, xrays, Physical therapy, and follow up visits, I have had very good experience. I could not ask for better treatment from all the teams. I would be recommend any of the facilities or Dr. Gelfand and team to anyone.

Aug 28, 2018
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THis visit was to a specialist who was referred by my primary doctor. Dr. Gelfand was quick to diagnose and treat my hand problem.

Aug 6, 2018
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to many specialist doctor to see no result paying to much for the appointment and no result

Aug 6, 2018
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The entire office staff and providers are very pleasant, caring, and efficient at their tasks. I enjoy coming to appointments at this office.

Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Gelfand and staff couldn't have been better. I gave had lots of experiences with Drs. and staff and this one is above all that I have seen. I am from [location deleted] and the doctors office was kind enough to see me within 2 days of asking for an appt. Dr. Gelfand is a kind person with lots of empathy for his patients. took time to listen and access to what I needed. lastly he fit my personality. top kudos to him and his staff. thank you

Jul 26, 2018
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Overall value of my visit was good.

Jul 23, 2018
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This was an information gathering for me regarding a possible breast reconstruction. it was thoroughly explained to me.

Jul 23, 2018
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this survey took too longdr visit was just fine

Jul 18, 2018
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I was treated with respect and concern for my condition. Everyone was extremely polite. Surgery ( Gelfand ) was quick and listened when I asked questions. Very good service...

Jun 27, 2018
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I really enjoy the entire office and staff. They treat me like family.

Jun 27, 2018
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I was very pleased with my experience of hand and wrist surgery.

Jun 7, 2018
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was a good appt.

Jun 4, 2018
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Not regular doctor but was a very good experience.

May 17, 2018
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Most of the questions were not applicable to my seeing Dr. Gelfand, because Isaw him through Mt. Hood ER, then saw him before the office actually opened, when he determined I needed surgery. All the medical teams I saw in the ER, exam rooms,Dr.Gelfands office. and Surgery OR were knowledgeable, professional, many had good humor, pre-op, recovery were "great" experiences albeit for all that went with a very broken wrist. All the facilities are very clean as well as comfortable.

May 14, 2018
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this dr and staff is amazing funny sweet and caring. they make you feel like a friend not a patient

Apr 30, 2018
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Could not finish surgery as planned. Did not check paperwork and let DNR be placed on med surgery plans. Which raised a total red flag.

Apr 12, 2018
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Dr. Gelfand is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He has helped me regain proper use of most of my fingers.He is always compassionate, knowledgeable and listens to what I have to say. I have recommended and praised him to almost everyone I know and will continue to do so. He deserves a raise!

Mar 26, 2018
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I am new to Legacy from [age deleted] years with Kaiser. I was impressed with this care episode. when I saw the PA in Urgent Care, I asked about my trigger finger and he placed a referral to this Hand Specialist. three days after my Urgent Care visit, Dr Gelfand's office called ME to set up an appointment. I was VERY impressed by the fact that from check in to out the door, I was in this office for UNDER 30 minutes! with Kaiser it would have taken at least 6 phone calls and 3 visits where I would have spent 1-2 hours at each visit! Good job Legacy!!!

Mar 21, 2018
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Dr. Gelfand was wonderful, and I have complete confidence in him.

Feb 13, 2018
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It's a busy office resulting in wait time (30 min) & again in the exam room - about 15 min, & then 10 min for office person to get splint (she thought we had gone - had to remind her we were still waiting) everyone was very nice, cheerful.

Feb 13, 2018
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Doctor does not spend much time with men to find out what happened

Jan 31, 2018
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I felt somewhat dismissed. I'm a [detail deleted to protect privacy] and need the full use of my band. He seemed not particularly concerned that I've been without full pain free use for several months because it is "non-specific". "Check back in a couple months if it continues to bother you." I'm currently asking my [detail deleted] friends for referral to another provider who understands musicians better

Jan 31, 2018
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No complaints, Mark was very informative and knowledgeable about my health status, answered all my questions, plus, he is very easy to talk to.

Jan 24, 2018
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Dr. Gelfand, AND his co-workers are amazzzzing!!!! This is the second time I needed to visit Dr. Gelfand's Office in the last year and I feel lucky to have met them all. I feel respected and Dr. Gelfand's knowledge, I feel, is second to none! I have told everyone I know that Dr. Gelfand and his crew are INCREDIBLE. The only down size is that I live so far away:( Thank you a million times for having such a great Doctor within the Legacy Medical Group staff!!

Jan 24, 2018
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The physician is one component of a team. From the receptionist Sandy, to Medical Assistant Lucy, PA Jason and reconstructive surgeon Dr Gelfand, this is an extraordinary team. I had a complicated case with some complications along the road which were dealt with swiftly and professionally. This team is a huge asset to Mount Hood Medical Center.

Jan 17, 2018
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Dr. Gelfand is the best doctor I have ever had in my entire life...both his surgical skills and his interpersonal skills. I don't believe any other doctor could have given me better care than he did.

Jan 17, 2018
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I have never been mistreated or treated as if I did not matter. the doctors made me feel like I was family, they listen, answer questions and even ask if there is anything else they could answer for us.

Jan 10, 2018
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It was fine.

Jan 10, 2018
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Dr was right to the point of further care options. Gave me guidance but left the decision to me after providing information. Moved things along quickly,( tests, scheduling, etc.).

Dec 20, 2017
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I was there for a hand surgery follow-up and we discussed progressing to the next stage. Follow-up on that discussion was prompt and scheduled. The front office staff and the back office staff work very well together.

Dec 12, 2017
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Dr. Gelfand is one of the best doctors at Legacy Mt. Hood that I have come in contact with I am not only a patient but also an interpreter that has interpreted at Dr.'s Gelfand's office. He treats each and every patient with respect and listens carefully. Dr. Gelfand is very kind and humble I would not trade him for the world. I wish all dr.'s would be like Dr. Gelfand.

Dec 7, 2017
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It was insisted that I would be required to have unnecessary surgery to heal my hand and wrist. I opted for Occupational Therapy. In order to avoid surgery. I was told not to come back unless I agreed to have surgery. I refused to go back, because I don't want surgery.

Dec 6, 2017
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I fell and broke my wrist while in [location deleted]. I had to have surgery and this was the follow-up within 14 days that the surgeon said I should do. [location deleted] Now I have to go back and have my wrist checked for healing and then rehab suggestions. Dr. Gelfand's office did x-rays to check the look of things and confirmed that the surgery was done well and now we'd ha e to move forward with the healing and mobility process.

Dec 6, 2017
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With just one visit, it's difficult to answer some of these questions. "I don't know" should be included as one of those the responses. it took 5 days from my referral at Urgent care to be seen by a provider for a fractured bone and probably torn ligament and to get a proper splint. This should have gone faster but it took the referral coordinator 4 days to follow up.

Nov 30, 2017
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I waited a very long time for x-ray, the technicians were confused by x-raying my wrist with the splint on, which the doc had just finished; seems like more communication & coordination with radiology is needed.

Nov 13, 2017
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I was very pleased with my care, I saw Dr. Aks & Dr. Gelfand. They did their very best to care for me & I felt I was in good hands from start to finish.

Nov 8, 2017
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Thank-you!

Oct 26, 2017
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the doctor spent less than 5 minutes in the exam room. I was billed for 30 minutes. receptionist did not smile or say hello during the visit. it was a very poor experience overall.

Oct 25, 2017
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This Doctor was accommadating in getting me a fast appointment for my needs.Very friendly.Down to earth and personable.

Oct 23, 2017
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no wait awsome.

Oct 20, 2017
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the doctor spent less than 10 minutes with me. He didn't ask me about any concerns that I may have had. He seemed rushed to get me out the door. I felt like it was a HUGE waste of time and especially money...
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