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Scott Sauer, MD

Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Executive Committee Secretary

8 Patient Stories
Scott Sauer, MD
Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Executive Committee Secretary
Dr. Scott Sauer is fellowship-trained in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. Complex foot and ankle surgeries, including foot and ankle reconstruction and ankle replacements.

Scott Sauer, MD, is a board certified orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon and a team physician with Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Dr. Sauer is a Lehigh Valley native who attended Bethlehem Catholic High School and now serves as its team physician. Dr. Sauer was a starter on the state championship-winning football team in 1988, and also served as student body president. He went on to attend the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a fellowship in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. 

A specialist in all aspects of caring for the foot and ankle, including the treatment of athletes on the high school, college and professional level, and limb-saving procedures and arthritis, Dr. Sauer has had articles published in numerous orthopedic journals and books. He has done international service work, lectured physicians, taught medical students and residents, and has performed reconstructive procedures on underprivileged patients.

Dr. Sauer’s choice to become a physician stems from his desire to help people and his appreciation for his father, who is also a physician and his role model. Dr. Sauer sees patients at numerous Coordinated Health campuses.



University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, B.S. Biology, 1990-1994

Medical School

Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Doctorate of Medicine, 1994-1998


Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1998-1999


Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 1998-1999


Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 1999-2003


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Foot & Ankle Surgery, 2003-2004

Services Provided

  • Ankle replacement
  • Complex foot & ankle surgery
  • Foot & ankle fractures
  • Foot & ankle reconstruction
  • Foot & ankle sports injuries
11 Testimonials
Dr. Scott Sauer Helped Me Compete Again
“ Dear Dr. Sauer, I would like to thank you and your staff for all of the time and care you have given me over the past months. The care I have received from you and your staff has allowed me to reach my goal of competing on the world's stage. ”
Dr. Scott Sauer is Wonderful
“ Dr. Scott Sauer is a wonderful caring person. He certainly knows what he is doing. Takes his job very professional. I would certainly come back if needed. Life's great!!!  ”
Dr. Sauers Helps Competitve Athlete Get Back on Track
“ Dr. Sauer's treatment of my torn peroneus brevis tendon in my ankle was superb. As a highly competitive triathlete, I knew that I wanted my treatment handled by an orthopedist who specialized in the foot and ankle - I didn't want to leave such a delicate, intricate area in the hands of someone who was more comfortable with knees and shoulders. I literally spent months searching for the right surgeon. Dr. Sauer's diagnosis and treatment was excellent - he took the time to thoroughly explain (and diagram) the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of the joint and injury, and also the options that I had. Dr. Sauer performed the surgery with my continued athletic endeavors in mind: it wasn't just good enough for me to walk without pain again - he knew I needed to be able to run lots of miles. He took all aspects into consideration and did an excellent job. Three months post-surgery and I was running again! ”
My visit saved me
“ I had calf pain after surgery and I figured it was sore. Doctor wanted an Ultrasound to be sure it wasn't blood clots. Turned out it was 4. Saved my life ”
David D. from Bethlehem , PA
Walking again without pain
“ Ankle replacement in 2013 gave me my life back. Previous injuries to my ankle in early years led to arthritis in my 50"s For 10 years I suffered with pain, swelling , limping and constant fatigue while seeing doctors in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia. Walking, standing and climbing stairs were excruciating. I struggled through the pain, often missing work and becoming less active.. Anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy and custom braces no longer worked. Dr. Scott Sauer was recommended by another Lehigh Valley doctor. He discussed my options, fusion or ankle replacement. I was always very active so I stated a fusion was unacceptable to me. Dr. Sauer stated that I was a perfect candidate for a total ankle replacement. Since having my ankle replaced I regained flexibility and range of motion . I am active again. No more pain. Thank you Dr. Sauer. I am back to being me and most of all enjoying life again. ”
Joanne Q. from Easton, Pa
How I got to 100%
“ My school trainer told me to go to Coordinated Health for my ankle. My Injury impacted my life because I had to use crutches and not do Physical activity for 6 weeks. My Experience was very good and professional. ”
Tom K. from Emmaus, Pa
Thank you
“ I want to express my gratitude to Dr. Sauer and the staff of the OR at the Cedar Crest facility for the care I was given on 8/31/15 to repair a fracture in my ankle. They were a friendly group of people who were serious about my condition, but also had a good sense of humor. I will certainly recommend CH to anyone that needs orthopedic help. Thank you. Wayne S. Butler ”
Wayne S B. from Bangor, Pa
Excellent Experience
“ I was far from happy when workers comp forced me to drive 1+ hour to receive care from a stranger. But I would now drive two hours to see Dr. Sauer. He was very caring. His staff was always professional. The experience was always seamless. I was at most of the offices so although I chose Wind Gap I would say the same for Allentown, Bethlehem as well. After being told it would heal by a few other doctors, he saw what needed to be done and did it. I feel much better since. ”
Patrick L. from Washington, NJ
Best doctor I’ve ever seen
“ I've been having trouble with both of my ankles for as long as I can remember. I had a severe ankle sprain and my ankle was very unstable. It took three visits with Dr. Sauer to figure out the issue and schedule my surgery. I've never had a doctor listen to me and help me the way he did. I'm so thankful for him and his team. ”
Jaymee H. from Hellertown, Pa
“ I want to thank you for the procedure that you performed on my ankle. I have not had any problems with it at all. Thanks again.  ”
Wayne B. from Bangor, Pa
My healing process
“ I underwent foot reconstruction with 4 different procedures and 6 incisions. It has been a long, arduous process and I am far from finished. However, Dr Sauer kept a close eye on my 7 months post op. He assigned Lea as my physical therapist and he couldn't have chosen a better fit. Lea and I worked diligently, twice weekly, for nearly 7 months due, primarily, to preexisting brain injuries in coordination with my post op foot. She was amazing, friendly, hard working and understanding. Currently, I am enrolled in their low impact class with Aaron Boroughs and he is knowledgeable, nice, helpful and understanding. I'm in good hands. ”
Mary Ann B. from Nazareth, PA
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