The CORE Institute

Surgical Assistance, Orthopedic Oncology | 6 Providers

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The CORE Institute

1450 S Dobson Rd Ste B122
Mesa, AZ, 85202
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Office Providers

Dr. Amalia DeComas, MD

Dr. Amalia DeComas, MD

Orthopedic Oncology

Dr. Frank Raia, MD

Dr. Frank Raia, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery


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based on the average of 99 provider reviews for The CORE Institute

Review of Dr. Raia
Phoenix, AZ |
I would definitely suggest Dr. Raia to anyone and everyone. He treated me with kindness and really helped me when I broke my thumb.
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Review of Dr. Ughwanogho
in Mesa |
Best Dr Around!
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Review of Dr. Raia
Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Raia was direct, thorough and skilled. I liked his diagnosis and prognosis for my thumb problem. Understood my insurance issue and had good recommendations for physical therapy in the area.
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Review of Dr. Raia
in Mesa, AZ |
I am left with hardly any feeling in my right hand after a failed carpal tunnel surgery performed by Dr. Raia. The filament that was used to stitch under the incision was poking through the incision when I saw him at the follow up exam. I felt as though he couldn't wait to get me out of his office during that exam. He did not address my concerns and sent me back to work 3 days after surgery. There are no guarantees with surgery but this was and continues to be a horrendous experience.
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Review of Dr. Raia
in Mesa, AZ |
I saw Dr Raia in 4/2016 for painful trigger finger problems in my left hand, in two fingers and my thumb. He spent plenty of time speaking to the problem and treatment options. I settled on a cortisone injection for each finger and thumb, and within two weeks I was working out, lifting weights, and closing grippers again. I have great faith in Dr Raia. When the problem occurs again in the future, I'll be back to see him.
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Review of Dr. Ughwanogho
He performed lower back surgery on me in September 2015. I am now pain free and feel the best I have felt in 20 years. He performed the surgery successfully even though I was turned down by a surgeon from Barrow Institute because of my age and heart condition. I would be in a wheel chair today rather than walking pain free if it had not been for DR Ughwanogho's talent and courage.
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Review of Dr. Raia
Gilbert, AZ |
Appeared rushed. Sent the student or PA in. She said my wrist pain that I had for 4 weeks would be fine. Just do whatever I wanted to.. Ask to see the doctor.. he said he could give i steroid shot but not sure it would help. I ask to try that and in 1 minutes he injected it without even prepping the area with alcohol wipe.. said come back if not better and left. Felt like I was taking up his time. Wouldn't go back!!!
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Review of Dr. Raia
Mesa, AZ |
Worst experience with a doctor ever. Tried to pop my finger into place (twice!) after admitting he had no idea what was wrong and being told repeatedly not to. Simply the rudest, most arrogant doctor I've ever encountered. He seems to have no interest in finding out what's going on and simply wants you out of the office as soon as possible. Would have given him a zero if I could have.
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Review of Dr. Raia
in Mesa, AZ |
When I came to Dr. Raia I had already undergone a very pain procedure to repair my finger with no success, I was very timid to try again. Dr Raia not only did an amazing job making my finger look completely back to normal, he also made sure I had little to no pain. He was very sensitive to my concerns and went above and beyond.
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Review of Dr. Raia
in Phoenix, AZ |
This was my 4th surgery and all is well. Will drive an hour to see this doctor because I trust him and all my surgeries have been as good as possible. Will return when needed. Very pleasant and knowledgeable.
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66 Procedures

  • All Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain'S Release
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision Of Femur Or Knee
  • Excision Of Humerus
  • Excision Of Metacarpal And Carpal
  • Excision Of Radius Or Ulna
  • Excision Of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, Or Sternum
  • Excision Of Tarsal Or Metatarsal
  • Excision Of Tibia Or Fibula
  • Foot And Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot And Ankle Ligament And Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee And Leg Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection Or Ablation Of Bone Tumor, Partial Or Complete Resection Of Bone, Debridement Of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement


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Who We Are

  • The Center for Orthopedic Research, The CORE Institute, began practicing in 2005 to deliver comprehensive Pain Managemen Read More

Language Services

  • Spanish


The CORE Institute accepts 154 insurance carriers

  • AARP
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Benesight
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Broadspire
  • CNA
  • CRS
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Care Credit
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • Caremore Medical Group
  • Carrington
  • Chandler Group
  • Christian Care
  • Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Concentra
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CorVel
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • EBMS
  • El Paso First Health Plan
  • Employers Dental Service
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Global Assistance
  • Global Excel Insurance
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Blink HCA
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Healthcare Connect
  • Humana
  • Indian Health Service
  • Integra Physician Network
  • Ironwood Cancer and Research Center
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Lincoln
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Lutheran Preferred
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Maricopa Managed Care
  • Marsh Affinity Group Services
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MedPartners
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Medlife
  • Mercy Care
  • Merge Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
  • MetLife
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • National Care Network
  • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
  • Network Platinum Plus
  • New York Life
  • Northwestern Insurance Company
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Pinal/Gila LTC
  • Portamedic
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • Prime Health Imaging
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Private Small Business Insurance
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Prudential
  • Pyramid Life
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Secure Care Indemnity
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Select Med
  • Self Pay
  • Sierra Choice
  • Sliding Scale
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • Standard Insurance Company
  • State Farm
  • Sturm Ruger & Co.
  • TPA
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Today's Options
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • University Physicians
  • Unum
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Yavapai Long Term Care
  • Zenith Administrators Inc
  • Zurich


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