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Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Eric C. Gokcen, MD

Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery

4.8
63 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
publications
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about me
Clinical Interests
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle
  • Reconstruction of arthritic conditions
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Sports injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Foot and ankle pain and injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Deformity correction
  • Flatfoot
  • Tendon and ligament repairs
  • Bunion correction
Research Interests
  • Improvements in foot and ankle surgery
  • Effect of lower extremity surgery on driving
Education
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Training
  • Fellowship, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Memberships
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, College of Surgeons of East Central & Southern Africa
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Member, Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Awards and Honors
  • Certificate of Honor, The House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award, Ethiopian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, The Hun School of Princeton, 2010

Additional Information
As a physician, my goal is to help patients improve the quality of their health and well-being. I am able to accomplish that by combining the best in technology and skills with compassionate care. Having spent seven years working in Africa, in addition to 12 years of private orthopaedic practice in the Philadelphia area and several years in Los Angeles, I have extensive experience interrelating with people from many backgrounds and with a diverse array of foot and ankle conditions.

My clinical practice is focused on foot and ankle. I am interested in treating common pathologies, such as bunions and hammertoes, but also the more complex conditions, such as total ankle replacement, arthroscopy, and complex foot and ankle reconstructions. In addition, foot and ankle conditions can frequently be treated without surgery, and I am a strong believer in maximizing non-operative treatment before turning to surgery.

offices

Office Locations

Temple University Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

3509 N. Broad Street
Boyer Pavilion, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140
800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Health Ft. Washington

515 Pennsylvania Ave.

Fort Washington, PA 19034

800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Roosevelt Boulevard

11000 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19116
800-TEMPLE-MED

publications
Publications

Delayed presentation of a heteropagus (parasitic) twin: a case report of a 17-year-old patient. Gokcen EC, Wamisho BL JPOB, accepted for publication Feb 2015, JPOB-07-1517R1.

Adamantinoma of tibia in Ethiopia: the first bone transplant in Ethiopia. Hailu S, Gokcen E Ethiop Med J, 2012 Apr;50(2):185-92.

Patterns of osteolysis around total hip components inserted with cement. B Zicat, CA Engh, EC Gokcen JBJS, 77-A: No. 3, pp. 432-439.

Pelvic fracture mechanism of injury in vehicular trauma patients. Gokcen EC, Burgess AR, Siegel JH, Mason-Gonzalez S, Dischinger PC, Ho SM. Journal of Trauma 36(6): 789-796, June 1994.

ratings & reviews

63 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.80 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.7
Give easy to understand instruction
4.9
Provider expl in way you understand
4.8
Provider listen carefully to you
4.9
Show respect for what you say
4.8
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
March 28, 2019

care was excellent

5.0
January 22, 2019

very good experience, very good office and amazing doctor. very kind and understanding and patient.

5.0
November 25, 2018

excellent care [...]

5.0
November 5, 2018

I would recommend Dr Gocken to everyone. he is a class act

5.0
October 22, 2018

Good.

5.0
October 13, 2018

great experience.

5.0
June 30, 2018

My husband and I were Rothman Institute patients. However, Rothman Dr. botched my knee replacement and I could not bend my knee. I was in pain constantly. Dr. Lorei removed the hardware and gave me a TKR correction. I can walk without pain! I can go up and down steps! I have a functional knee that has improved the quality of my life! Now, I am seeing Dr. Gocken to help me with arthritis in my ankles and feet. Dr. Gocken also is an excellent doctor and I look forward to a positive treatment outcome! Thank you.

Office Locations

Temple University Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

3509 N. Broad Street
Boyer Pavilion, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140
800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Health Ft. Washington

515 Pennsylvania Ave.

Fort Washington, PA 19034

800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Roosevelt Boulevard

11000 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19116
800-TEMPLE-MED