Dr. Scott J. Ellis, MD

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Dr. Scott J. Ellis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Hospital for Special Surgery 535 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021 Get Directions
(646) 797-8305

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Dr. Scott J. Ellis performs a variety of surgical procedures of the foot and ankle, including foot and ankle fusion, total ankle replacement, along with bunion and adult flatfoot reconstruction. He also surgically treats foot and ankle fractures and their long term sequelae. Dr. Ellis has an interest in treating sports injuries of the foot and ankle (including osteochondral injuries, Achilles ruptures, and ankle instability), employing ankle arthroscopy and minimally invasive techniques when possible. His clinical and research interests are focused on ankle and foot arthritis and the adult acquired flatfoot for which he has presented at various national meetings. In addition, Dr. Ellis has a deep interest in using plantar pressure technology to advance the success of foot and ankle reconstruction.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Ellis is the best. He just performed ankle surgery on me in November 2015. 6 months later I am back in the game! I highly recommend Dr. Ellis to anyone who wants to stay mobile and active!
in Washingtonville. NY |
Dr. Ellis was very informative and answered all my questions. Excellent bedside manner. Very relaxing but professional atmosphere. Dr. Ellis thoroughly explaimed and displayed my treatmemt optioms. No false airs or arrogance. My encounters with all staff were positive.
in New York, NY |
You know you're in the most capable of hands with Dr. Ellis and his team at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is simply one of the best. You will absolutely have the best, most knowledgeable and experienced care possible. Highly recommended.
in brooklyn ny |
extremity nice and professional, Dr was was very nice to family with lots of comfort.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

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  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2008

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Ellis' Care Philosophy

Dr. Scott J. Ellis performs a variety of surgical procedures of the foot and ankle, including foot and ankle fusion, total ankle replacement, along with bunion and adult flatfoot reconstruction. He also surgically treats foot and ankle fractures and their long term sequelae. Dr. Ellis has an interest in treating sports injuries of the foot and ankle (including osteochondral injuries, Achilles ruptures, and ankle instability), employing ankle arthroscopy and minimally invasive techniques when possible. His clinical and research interests are focused on ankle and foot arthritis and the adult acquired flatfoot for which he has presented at various national meetings. In addition, Dr. Ellis has a deep interest in using plantar pressure technology to advance the success of foot and ankle reconstruction.