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 6 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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Top Care Areas

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

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kepler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kepler "Dr. Kepler is an ABOS Board Certified Spine Surgeon. He completed a two year fellowship in spine surgery and spine research at Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Kepler completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2005 and also attended business school at Columbia, receiving an MBA. He has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles and presents regularly at national and international spine meetings. He has multiple ongoing research interests including a strong interest in basic research where he studies the molecular biology of disc degeneration and strategies to prevent postoperative infection, research which is funded by the NIH. Dr. Kepler has a faculty appointment at Thomas Jefferson University where he directs a basic science lab and is heavily involved in clinical research."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kepler "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 whenever possible. I encourage open lines of communication with my patients and this is reflected in the amount of time spent with patients and the careful attention that I give to everyone to help sort through their problems regardless of whether they will ultimately need surgery. "

7  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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14  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kepler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kepler's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kepler to family and friends
48 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kepler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (19)

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)...more
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Dear Patient, Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the wait time you endured at each of your appointments. We are constantly working to improve this. If you would like to discuss your experience in further detail, please call us at 267-339-3689. Sincerely, Rothman Institute

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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...more
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