3 Convenient Locations

Our History

The gray skies, rain, snow and cold was the catalyst that started the journey from Long Island, NY to Bradenton

1960s - 70s

Dr. Saul Ladd and Dr. Alan Katz had been partners since 1960, meeting at Civic Hospital in Detroit, MI, where Dr. Katz was a resident podiatric physician.

They built the original office with 6 treatment rooms, operating room and lab at the corner of 18th Street and Cortez Road, just where it is today. Within 3 years 6 more treatment rooms were added and the laboratory was enlarged.

1980s - 90s

In 1989 Cortez Foot and Ankle Specialists had the first podiatric surgical center in the state of Florida. A second story was added to accommodate the surgical suite.

Many members of this talented group have worked at Cortez Foot and Ankle Specialists for over twenty years.


Today we have 7 doctors, all board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Two O.R. nurses along with fifteen podiatric and x-ray technicians that care for our surgical patients.

We now have 3 locations in Manatee and Sarasota counties serving the community.


Please be aware that you are submitting a request only. A representative from our office will contact you within 24 to 48 business hours to confirm a date and time.
1800 Cortez Road W.
Bradenton, FL 34207
8430 Cooper Creek Blvd # 101
University Park, FL 34201
7915 US Highway 301N Suite 104
Ellenton, Florida 34222

New office - double in size
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Awards &Certifications
ABPS Certified
People Choice 2015
People Choice 2016

A Message From Our Doctors

Virtual Visits Now Available In the Comfort of Your Own Home As Appropriate

Call Today (941) 758-8818

During this challenging time, we remain open to service you, our very important patients. In order to keep our office space safe for you and for our staff we are screening all patients before permitting them to come in for an appointment. We are rigorously cleaning throughout the day.

We are following all precautions set forward by the CDC. You may keep your scheduled appointment in good confidence. You are In good hands. If you are experiencing a foot or ankle problem, please call us. As always, we are here to take the best care of you in the safest environment possible. Stay well, stay safe, remember social distancing, and call us If you need us.
Thank you!