Dr. Christopher Kepler, MD

Dr. Christopher Kepler, MD

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Dr. Christopher Kepler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

925 Chestnut St Fl 5

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact Information

(267) 339-3500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
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Dr. Kepler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kepler performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kepler performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kepler treats Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kepler treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kepler treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kepler treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Kepler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Performing surgery is always used as a last resort, only after all other avenues have been explored.  When surgery is necessary, I perform the least invasive surgery which I think will address a patient's complaints and avoid spinal fusion whene...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
2006
Hospital for Special Surgery
Internship Hospital
2005
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
2005
Columbia University Business School
2000
Duke University
Undergraduate School
2012
2010
2006
2005
2005
2000

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Dr. Kepler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kepler

4.7

Based on 52 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Kepler has been a great doctor throughout my treatment so far. He really takes the time to explain your diagnosis and all treatment options. He does not rush through anything as if he has another appointment waiting. I would highly recommend him if you are having a procedure done. Also, he thinks about the cosmetic look of the scar when making the cut, very thorough and appreciated. Also, he has a good sense of humor. Again, I would highly recommend him.
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Simply the best!
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Dr Kepler is excellent! I was unable to function for months and now 2 weeks post op have my life back and no pain. He is kind, not rushed, explains things well and must be an expert surgeon as far as I can tell based on my results. Alexis, the PA is a doll and will sincerely care about you. A top notch team!!
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Dr. Kepler is the best. I'm six months out from surgery and I feel great! He gave me my life back. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Go see him!
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I fell into Dr. Kepler's care through TJUH Cherry Hill. Being a health care professional myself and having met Dr. Kepler, after being transferred to TJUH center city my initial impression indicated that he would only develop a game until he all had the objective data Dr. Kepler is clear minded, explains what is occurring and his plan to take for the best outcome. Their isn't enough space to tell you how Dr, Kepler saved me from paralysis and even death. Alan K., RN
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No more pain!! I feel great after surgery. Dr. Kepler shoots straight. If he runs late, it’s because he spends as much time with each patient as they need, not the opposite! You won’t regret going to see him.
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Dr. Kepler performed lumbar fusion on me 1 year ago. I am pain free and living life to the fullest! He really is an amazing surgeon and so down to earth. I can't believe it's been a year since my operation and I have no limitations. I owe it all to Dr. Kepler!
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Dr. Kepler is wonderful. He completely cured my arm pain when he fixed my neck. I feel great and am back to work. He really is a miracle worker and such a nice man. I am so thankful that I found him. He gave me my life back!!
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Very capable doctor. But at EVERY appointment with him I sat LONGER THAN AN HOUR in the waiting room. Things happen and people run behind, but this happened at each of my appointments with him even if it was an early morning appointment. His interns who actually examine you (Dr. Kepler does not) are very good and thorough. Then Dr. Kepler finally comes in and has never spent more than 2 minutes with me. However, his staff are friendly and his PA, Alexis, is excellent and always punctual.
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I would like to say in all of my 70years dealing with doctors there has never been a doctor like Dr. Kelper. I have had back problems for years from 1995. In all I have had 10 back surgeries.. Dr. Kelper Is the only one who has shown me compassion and empathy. From my first visit, I knew he was special. When I saw him he told me I would walk again. I had had back surgery in 2015. in DE. I will never have surgery if I need it in DE. again. Dr. Kepler is the BEST
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After meeting several surgeons at other local hospitals, I decided to have Dr. Kepler perform my Laminectomy and Discectomy. He is very experienced, confident and knowledgable about which types of procedures to perform and NOT perform. He also has the best bedside manner. He's very easy to talk with and he addresses all concerns. He makes you feel as if you are his only patient. His PA, Alexis Drennen, his also very experienced and extremely helpful and together, they make a phenomenal team!
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Wish I had come sooner! I'm back to working out with a trainer 2 times a week and doing everything I want to do. Thanks - great doctor and great staff, especially Alexis!
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Dr kepler listened carefully and understood my concerns. Everyone I've spoken to had great things to say about him, I'm so happy I went to see him!
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I saw Dr. Kepler today and although I have not had surgery yet I was impressed with how thorough he was with his explanations of what was going on with my situation. Also, he took his time making sure I fully understood all aspects of my surgical procedures, time in hospital and recuperation. He left nothing out. He showed me scans, x-rays and pointed out all that was happening and what pain relief percentage wise to the best he can give me. I am truly pleased with Dr. Keplet's approachLJohnson
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The moment i met him and he shook my hand, the firmness and surety of his grip instilled in me trust and confidence in him.. I could tell immediately that he had reviewed my cd and knew EXACTLY how to proceed with my care... Spot On!!! It is without hesitation that I award him 5 STARS!!!
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I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Kepler. I went to him with extreme nerve pain caused by two herniated cervical discs. While his 1st option was non surgical, ultimately I required spinal decompression & fusion. He is a skilled surgeon & a true professional. I am about one year removed from surgery & feel fantastic. Thank you Dr. Kepler!
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Dr. Kepler is no longer at the Rothman Washington Twp. office. He only sees patients in their Marlton, NJ office and Rothman at Jefferson University Hospital Campus, Phila, PA. He's extremely knowledgeable of all issues of the spine. Excellent bedside manner and concern for his patients. Like all popular docs who are in surgery 1-2 times per week, office appointments may take longer than expected. Having Dr. Kepler perform successful, major spine surgery was worth the wait for me.
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A little over a year ago, my wife was gravely ill with a spinal fracture on her lumbar region as a result of metastatic stage 4 breast cancer. She was to the point where she was immobile and couldn't even perform the simplest tasks such as walking. Long story short, the very day after her spinal fusion surgery she walked, not 100% of course, but she walked. Dr. Kepler saved my wife's life and I am forever grateful for his love, compassion and care that he showed towards my wife and our family.
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Dr. Kepler is an excellent doctor. He is courteous, respectful, and a highly competent surgeon. I had been dealing with back pain and getting shots for nearly four years from another entity. Eventually I was getting no relief and decided to undergo surgery. I contacted Rothman, was promptly scheduled to meet with Dr. Kepler, was scheduled for surgery within a week, and I am extremely grateful and happy to report that my back is 100% pain free. My only regret is not doing it sooner.
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My first impression was not very good. But I went back because I was at my wits end with back pain. The diagnostic tests he ordered were scheduled quickly. Once the results were back there was a pre op consult where Dr. Kepler was honest in that he was not sure he could help the back pain (60%) , but was pretty sure (90%) he could help with the nerve pain. While at the hospital, Dr. Kepler and his staff were attentive and empathetic.
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Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Amerihealth
Amerihealth HMO
Amerihealth PPO
Direct POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Group Plan PPO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
POMCO Group
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
Universal American

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