Dr. Allen Cortez, MD

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Dr. Allen Cortez, MD

Surgery | Male

Northern Californial Medical Associates 1701 4th St Ste 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Get Directions
(707) 579-2100

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NCMA's General Surgery Team treat and manage a full spectrum of surgical procedures. In addition to general surgery services, we also have expertise, special interest, and experience in the following areas: colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, trauma surgery and vascular surgery.Read more

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Very smart, very well-educated and trained, yet wears it so lightly--doesn't intimidate or overpower or lecture, though he's eminent enough to get away with it. His manner is soft and kind, yet you know he's got your problem under control. Really easy to talk to & get answers from. Well-regarded by his colleagues & staff & much loved by his patients. AND he cured my melanoma--A++.
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Specialties

  • Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Cortez's Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

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General and Laparoscopic Surgery / Trauma Care

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  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California Davis Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Davis Medical Center

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Cortez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Cortez's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Cortez

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Cortez's Care Philosophy

NCMA's General Surgery Team treat and manage a full spectrum of surgical procedures. In addition to general surgery services, we also have expertise, special interest, and experience in the following areas: colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, trauma surgery and vascular surgery.

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Dr. Cortez says...

General and Laparoscopic Surgery / Trauma Care