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