Dr. Daniel Cepela

A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Daniel J. Cepela is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery.

His specific interests include the treatment of arthritis, compression neuropathy, Dupuytrens Contracture, and trauma, as well as arthroplasty and arthroscopy of the elbow and shoulder, including complex and revision cases.

Dr. Cepela received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.

Dr. Cepela then completed his hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery fellowship at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, in Sacramento, California.

He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Interests

  • Hand Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Compression Neuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Upper Extremity Trauma, Including Cut Tendons and Nerves
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty, Including Complex and Revision Cases

Medical Degree

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Internship/Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Fellowship

  • Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Cepela is available to see patients at the following locations:

Anchorage Clinic & Physical Therapy

4100 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99508
Main Clinic: Suite 220
Physical Therapy: Suite 108

Physical Therapy

Eagle River Clinic & Physical Therapy

17025 Snowmobile Lane
Suite 102
Eagle River, AK 99577

Physical Therapy

Wasilla Clinic

3505 E. Meridian Park Loop
Suite 101
Wasilla, AK 99654

Daniel J. Cepela, MD

4100 Lake Otis Pkwy, Suite 220, Anchorage, AK
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Rick Mystrom

“When I first scheduled an appointment with Dr. Cepela, I had so much pain in my right shoulder I had to use my left hand…
“When I first scheduled an appointment with Dr. Cepela, I had so much pain in my right shoulder I had to use my left hand to raise my right arm to do simple things like tuning the radio on my car or even putting the key in the ignition. Getting dressed in the morning was an exercise in pain tolerance. My first impression of Dr. Cepela was that he was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and an excellent communicator.

In January of this year, he performed a reverse shoulder replacement on my right shoulder. The results are wonderful, and the recovery was much quicker than I ever anticipated. I was swinging a golf club tentatively but pain-free at 7 weeks. At 8 weeks I was swinging a golf club freely, and at 9 weeks we took a nine-day vacation to play golf. I played 17 pain-free rounds during that vacation.

I couldn’t be happier with the results of the surgery and the follow-up physical therapy. I have absolutely no reservation about recommending Dr. Cepela to my friends. Living pain-free is a blessing.”
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Richard Toymil

“Caring, intelligent, and professional caregiver. Dr. Cepela takes the time needed to go over all the diagnoses and care plans with his patients. I have…
“Caring, intelligent, and professional caregiver. Dr. Cepela takes the time needed to go over all the diagnoses and care plans with his patients. I have had great success with AFOC and this fine doctor. He and his team have my utmost trust.”
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Misty Barnes

“Dr. Cepela was extremely knowledgeable. Very professional and excellent at giving shots. My surgery for shoulder went amazingly well. Stitches look good. Got excellent treatment…
“Dr. Cepela was extremely knowledgeable. Very professional and excellent at giving shots. My surgery for shoulder went amazingly well. Stitches look good. Got excellent treatment and care! Excellent surgeon! If I have anything else needing surgery, I’m definitely going back to Dr. Cepela!”
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