Dr. Louis Keppler, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 70

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Louis Keppler, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Independence, OH and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY / HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center and Southwest General Health Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Louis Keppler, MD

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

6701 Rockside Rd Ste 103 Independence, OH 44131
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Telehealth services available

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Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Keppler is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Low Back Pain
Laminoforaminotomy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. Keppler's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement Revision
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • 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
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Keppler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Keppler

4.1

Based on 48 ratings

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I went in today to see him about doing surgery on my right shoulder for a blown out rotator cuff. And he was more worried about my psoriasis and things that did NOT pertain to the reason I was there. I waisted my gas and time to see him and for what nothing so I am seeking a second opinion, his demeanor I didnt care for, first he wanted to do rehab then it went to putting me under and stretching my arm and shoulder out and tearing my rotator cuff even more and not repairing or replacing it. He really isnt even worth one star I say in the office for over an hour to see him and didnt leave the office til almost 1 pm ugh what a waist of time
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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MD – Oct 08, 2021
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L4 & L5 laminectomy and fusion with the cage and 4 screws. Excellent job, great staff, St Vincent Ortho hospital was great. No pain and healing well
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Barbara szabo – Jun 09, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr Keppler at least a decade, he's done several spine surgeries in which I'm very happy, In my opinion he is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the State of Ohio however, last October I had a total knee replacement which has for the past 6-7 months been making these grinding popping, just weird noises that should not be now as of today and I'd say the past 3 months I have been noticing some some fluid build up in the knee joint, there is also swelling and uncomfortable pain associated with this. I had another knee replacement surgery scheduled for 3/3/20 and due to circumstances out of my control I was not able to make it not was I able to call to inform him of this, I have been trying for months to get in to see him for the knee replacement he already had done regarding issues I'm having and was told and I quote "we had to cancel your appointment as Dr Kepplers legal team advised him not to see me" I asked for a referral and he would not even do that..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dennis Miller – Jul 25, 2020
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I've had 3 surgeries on my shoulder, 2replacements and 1 artho scope. And still no full use of my arm. If there's anyone else out there that has had similar surgeries like mine on your shoulders with the same symptoms pinching and crunching please email me and let's try to get together thank you and do something about this doctor that's just using us as guinea pigs
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Myeyesr4u2002@yahoo.com in Cleveland , OH – Jun 01, 2019
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Dr Keppler replaced my 2 nd of 2 hips. 3 months later I can play 8 round of golf in 10 days and feel good. Excellent care start to finish.
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May 02, 2019
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Great surgeon one of the best I had so far he gave me my arm back would recommend to any one how nee ds surgery 10 plus rating. Dave from sagamore ohio
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Mar 20, 2019
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Dr Keppler gave me my life back at age 56 with total right hip replacement. He was very detailed and skilled, and I recommend him and his staff, HIGHLY.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon in Brook Park, OH – Oct 08, 2018
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Dr Keppler is the best Orthopedic Surgeon, I have had major problems with my back for the last 20 years.. I had one surgeon in the area where I live botch up my back, I wasn't getting better in fact worse, just about to the point I couldn't walk. When my insurance changed where I was able to pick my Dr. I chose Dr. Keppler, he was highly recommended. I am glad I was referred to him it took many surgeries to correct the issue. It is corrected and I am able to walk without any problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Susan Buehler in Sherrodsville, OH – Feb 14, 2018
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Dr. Kepler performed extensive back surgery on me in May 2015 at St Vincent. Bone from my hip, fusion, rods and pins. I have had consistent pain before and after the surgery until I had another back surgery done eight weeks ago at Lutheran Hospital by Dr. Orr. Immediately upon standing after the procedure I could stand up perfectly straight with no pain except in the incision itself! I thank God for Dr Orr and being pain-free so soon after surgery! Do your homework before selecting a doctor
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Jan 06, 2018
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I have had two partial knee replacements from Dr. Keppler. My knees are wonderful now. He explained everything each time. His staff is very friendly and very helpful. I recommend Dr. Keppler.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Michele Burk in Cleveland, OH – Nov 14, 2017
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I wouldn't be walking if it weren't for his talent. I had a very long and complicated back surgery. 7 hours, 7 procedures. Other doctors are amazed that I came through it and am doing as well as I am thanks to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Mansfield, OH – Nov 13, 2017
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An excellent surgeon. Explained various procedures that were available for my condition. I felt very confident with him. I will recommend him
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Columbus, OH – Aug 30, 2017
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Terrible experience - went in for 'minor' arthroscopic knee surgery and can barely walk now. Am in constant chronic state of extreme pain all day, every day - and night. 15 months post surgery - Dr. Keppler will not even return my phone calls. Save yourself lifelong pain and see someone else!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Ft Worth, TX – May 12, 2017
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I was concerned about a spinal fusion after hearing all the bad stories about it. But the pain had become unmanageable after a work related accident. I was referred to Dr.Keppler by my physical therapist when symptoms didn't lighten up. Dr.Keppler performed an anterior spinal fusion at L5-S1 in February of 2015 and I feel so much better now. Nerves regenerating is still an ongoing process considering the damage was hidden from me by the doctor I was forced to see by my former employer. I may nee
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Bob Lorek in Cleveland, OH – Oct 14, 2016
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Great Doctor ! I am pain free now after my surgery. I have no metal in my back and never felt better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Tina Tveitnes in Norwalk, Ohio – Aug 09, 2016
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Very knowledgeable and good bedside manner. Have had 5 surgeries to fuse my back and full knee replacement. Have always recommended him to ask of my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Brunswick, OH – Feb 23, 2016
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Outstanding surgeon. Up-to-date with latest medical technology. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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William in Navarre, OH – Jan 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Louis Keppler, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Independence, OH and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1978
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY / HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Medical School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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What are Dr. Louis Keppler, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Keppler specializes in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Louis Keppler, MD treat?

Dr. Keppler frequently treats the following conditions: Joint Pain, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Louis Keppler, MD's office address?

Dr. Keppler's office is located at 6701 Rockside Rd Ste 103, Independence, OH 44131. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Louis Keppler, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Keppler provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Louis Keppler, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Louis Keppler, MD is affiliated with Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center and Southwest General Health Center.

Is Dr. Louis Keppler, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Louis Keppler, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Louis Keppler, MD have?

Dr. Keppler has over 44 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Louis Keppler, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.1/5 for Dr. Louis Keppler, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

St Vincent Medical Group6701 Rockside Rd Ste 103 Independence, OH 44131
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St Vincent Medical Group

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center2351 E 22nd St Cleveland, OH 44115
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Keppler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center

Cleveland, OH

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

Southwest General Health Center

Middleburg Heights, OH

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)