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About Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter DO
Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Rochester, NY, with other offices in Harrisburg, PA and Huntingdon Valley, PA (and 1 other location). He has 11 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Lingenfelter is affiliated with Golisano Childrens Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter has 4 locations
727 Welsh Rd Ste 103
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter has the following 1 specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter has the following 14 expertise
- Sports Medicine
- Herniated Disc
- Hip Surgery
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Joint Replacement
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Bone Fracture
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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I want to tell you my story
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter - Posted on July 15th, 2018
It all started in 2001 when I fell and fractured and displaced my vertebrae . (I had been an athlete my entire life.) Within the year at age 40 I had a somewhat successful PLIF at L5-S1 and a disc replacement for spondylolysis. Initially I was doing quite well for many years, able to exercise to a certain extent and was on no pain medicine up until 2012 when my symptoms became increasingly worse for three years. At that time in 2015 it was recommended to me by another practice to place a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) for my severe radiating pain down my legs and for general spinal pain (and all the rest - tingling, pins and needles, numbness,weakness etc). I was unable to work or drive without serious pain and was on pain management with the usual narcotics. Following several rhizotomies ,facet joint injections and all that comes with these, the SCS ended up disastrous. It was placed poorly in my thin body and got dislodged within 6 months. In 2017 I began to desperately seek help for my horrendous situation and what to do with having been in the worst physical and mental state of my life. University medical hospital surgeons gave me no hope except for the immediate removal of the SCS and claiming that it should have never been put in in the first place. The day I walked into Dr. Lingenfelter's office was a blessing I will cherish for alway. From the very first moment meeting him, he made me feel there was hope. Without making many promises, we worked together towards a plan- removing the failed SCS and then one month later replacing the old screws and rods/cages and disc transplant with new ones plus another level up. To me it was a miracle. Three months post operatively I was already appreciating an improvement in my legs- I knew from the beginning that he wasn't going to be able to fix all my problems due to severe scarring and adhesions and arthritis among other things but sure enough he gave me my life back.Now almost a year post - op , surely I am very limited physically keeping in mind I was previously a competitive athlete, but with minimal daily pain medicine, and I mean minimal, and changing of my life style, (stress and anxiety free as much as possible), I can look forward to a stable way of life and know that whatever I may need in the future I have Dr. Lingenfelter to count on no matter what. Dr. Ken is a superb surgeon , with tremendous attention to detail. He is sincere, honest, with a wonderful sense of humor-something that makes the patient feel right away that you're right at home. He has significant experience that became obvious to me since my condition was extremely complicated, and he was able to make the right diagnosis and choose the the best surgical care for me. I recommend Dr. Lingenfelter to anyone who has any problem-from the simplest to the most complex - orthopedic / spinal issue. To be honest, he most likely is one of the top surgeons I have come across all these years that is highly qualified about the spine-one of the most intricate, complicated structures in the human body. Please take my word. You will only find better days after seeking his advice. Good luck and make the right decision. All my best, Asimina
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter - Posted on July 4th, 2018
GREAT ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter - Posted on April 20th, 2017
HE WAS VERY UP FRONT REGARDING MY CONDITION AND THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH REMOVING 3 DISCS IN MY LUMBAR SPINE. I IMMEDIATELY FELT RELIEF WHEN I WOKE IN THE RECOVERY ROOM. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR LINGENFELTER .
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter - Posted on September 22nd, 2016
Dr lingenfelter was amazing from being to end very hands on great bed side manner gives it to you straight type of Dr no sugar coating which I love and is just an amazing surgon I had 3 disc removed plus bone from my hip to fuse to the site and he managed to not have to make 2 incisions love him would recommend him to anyone
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter - Posted on September 7th, 2015
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2016)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)
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Dr. Lingenfelter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
11 Years Experience
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated in 2008
Dr. Kenneth J Lingenfelter Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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