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Kenneth J. D’Ortone, DPM, has been helping patients in Philadelphia permanently banish foot and ankle pain for over 30 years. He specializes in surgery, rehabilitation, and management of all foot and ankle conditions at the Center for Foot and Ankle Excellence.

Dr. D’Ortone believes in partnering with patients. He always spends time listening to concerns and provides information and resources before recommending treatment options. Together, this doctor-patient team works toward long-term solutions for foot, heel, and ankle complications.

An expert surgeon, Dr. D’Ortone has performed more than 2000 podiatric surgeries, and he’s currently part of the surgical staff at Roxborough Memorial Hospital and the Wills Eye Surgical Center. Dr. D’Ortone is certified in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques, diagnostic ultrasound, internal fixation forefoot surgery, and CO2 laser technique.

Dr. D’Ortone’s interest in medicine grew out of his prior career supporting the health and recovery of individual athletes and sports teams as an athletic trainer and sports therapist.

After he received his doctoral degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University, Dr. D’Ortone completed surgical residencies at both Jefferson Frankford Hospital and Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. He received his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. D’Ortone is a Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Do you have heel pain or tendonitis? We have a new laser! The Diowave Laser can be used to treat fungal toenails, an alternate for injections for heel pain, tendonitis, or any inflamed conditions. CALL our office for more information, or REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT online for treatment

Dr. D'Ortone now offers 2 nail laser sessions for the price of one. Call the office for more information



Here is a list of insurances accepted at Center for Foot and Ankle Excellence. If you do not see your insurance provider or if you have any questions about payment, please contact our office.

Anthem Blue Cross
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Emblem Health (GHI and HIP)
Empire Plan
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
Gateway Health
Palmetto GBA
Center for Foot and Ankle Excellence

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body. It is located at the back of the ankle joint and can be felt as a large, cord-like structure attaching to the back of the foot. Since tendons serve to attach muscles to bone, the Achilles tendon.


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  • "I have had 3 visits with Dr. D’Ortone and am more than satisfied. Not only is he a great doctor, he is an all around nice guy. Cares about his patients and staff. "

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  • "Excellent physician, professional, accommodating and friendly staff. I love everything about the doctor."



Center for Foot and Ankle Excellence
5735 Ridge Ave., Suite 208
Art Museum

Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone: 215-593-2878
Fax: (215) 236-0755

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