Project Description



Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Jeffrey Kanel


  • Pediatric & Adult Orthopedic Surgery

  • Pediatric & Adult Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity

  • Pediatric & Adult Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction

  • Pediatric & Adolescent  Sports Medicine


  • Los Gatos


“I understand that a child is the most important thing in the world to a parent. So I try to be aware of this parent-child bond when providing pediatric care.”


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About Dr. Kanel

My approach to patient care is based on the philosophy that every person is different, and everyone deserves treatment specifically aligned with their individual needs. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric care, I understand that a child is the most important thing in the world to a parent, and I am sensitive to this bond when caring for children with musculoskeletal injuries or conditions.

I am Fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedics and spinal deformities. I am specialty-trained in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, pediatric and adult scoliosis, cerebral palsy, congenital hip and foot disorders, pediatric fracture management, and limb deformities, including the use of the Ilizarov Method of circular external fixation. Using the latest nonsurgical and surgical techniques, I am dedicated to helping my patients get active and stay active and feel healthy.

In addition to treating patients, I also enjoy music, photography, scuba diving, and traveling. I have been married 30 years, and have two grown children.

Member Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society

I am proud to provide my community with advanced limb lengthening and reconstructive services. My skills in the Ilizarov external fixation system, external fixation for fractures, correction of limb deformities, lengthening of extremities, and treatments of chronic infections, nonunions and tumors allow me to correct complicated deformities.


  • St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Loma Linda University San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program
  • Loma Linda University San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • California Medical Association
  • The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association
  • Lucile Packard Children Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Gatos
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kanel was featured in Kron4 News recently! Check out the article here.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kanel was featured in Mercury News for providing pro-bono spine surgery on Ethiopian teen, Dawit Berhanyu. Check out the article here.

Assisting the Doctor:


Physician Assistants are highly skilled medical professionals. Dr. Elrashidy is joined by Dawn Wong, PA-C to provide the highest standard of care.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

I’m very satisfied with my visit to Dr. Jeffrey Kanel’s office. The staff was friendly and the Doctor was very professional. Definitely will recommend him to friends and family.

- Lam B

Dr Kanal has treaded my kids in the past. Always had a great experience with him, he is a very caring and knowledgeable physician! Thanks!

- Lili L

We were so relieved when the staff with Dr. Kanel were able to see my son on very short notice. The entire process was a breeze and Dr. Kanel and his staff were wonderful.

- Dawn R