Dr. John Petolillo, DO

Dr. John Petolillo, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Petolillo, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Langhorne, PA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Aria - 3B Orthopaedics

380 Oxford Valley Rd

Langhorne, PA 19047
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Disorders
more than 88% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
more than 84% of peers
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Petolillo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Petolillo "John Petolillo, Jr., DO, has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon since 1998 and is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Albright College in Reading, PA. Following that, he obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Petolillo interned at the Hospital of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also completed his residency and was Chief Resident at the school's Department of Orthopedic Surgery. His wide ranging expertise includes arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, total knee and hip replacement surgery, fracture surgery and endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Petolillo is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, the American Osteopathic Association, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, and the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. In 2006, Dr. Petolillo was part of the orthopedic medical staff for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. He is an orthopaedic residency trainer and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Committee on Orthopedic Surgery for the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association."
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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

89  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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30  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • The Hospital of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • The Hospital of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Temple University-Fox School of Business
    Other Education | Completed 2018

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Petolillo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petolillo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petolillo to family and friends
15 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Petolillo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Great surgeon but way too busy. I had to wait from November 28th when I was told by one of the orthopedic doctors that I should see the surgeon as he felt I needed hip replacement. He tried to get me in the following week but it took three wks for an appt. by which time I was already in so much...more
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Dr. Petolillo and his staff are very polite, and helpful. I had a hip replacement in Jan 2018, I was so nervous about the surgery. Dr. P helped ease my fear, answered every question. My surgery was a major succes! I was walking without the use of a cane/walker at week 3 and climbing stairs...more
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I've had Dr. Petolillo as my doctor fir many years. He's a very good doctor. Always listening to my ailments and then giving me a direct and thorough plan of action. I've had him perform my hip replacement. Not a single problem and I'm almost a year out. I'd suggest him to anyone. His attitude is...more
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This dr examined me for less than 10 minutes! He was able to determine that I should go back to work. I have constant pain due to injury that happened at work! It’s a racket that he gets paid $$$ from workers comp to say what they want. It’s sad that he has no compassion or integrity.
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Staff is great from the front to the back. Visits are timely & everything is taken with great care. Doctor & staff remember your name & are very personal.
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