Dr. Gilbert Ortega, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Ortega
Accepting new patients
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Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC

3126 N Civic Center Plz Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Dr. Gilbert Ortega, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ortega has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yale University medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ortega to book an appointment.


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3 months after my total hip replacement and I am feeling great!
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Jul 12, 2020
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I love my new hips! I feel 30 again!! Dr. O was fantastic. Everything has gone just as he explained it would.
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Jun 11, 2020
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My experience has been excellent. Dr. Ortega was very gracious with his time and explanations of treatment, short term and long term options. I was lucky he was available to repair my arm after the fall.
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Oct 10, 2019
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Great medical staff! Thank you for the care and advice! You did wonderful and contributed to my quality of life.
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May 14, 2019
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Very helpful staff. Dr. Ortega was great and explained procedure well, answered all questions and concerns. Eric and John were very thorough.
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May 11, 2019
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I feel the shot given helped a lot regarding my hip pain. I feel staff and Dr. Ortega show me respect and concern about my condition and feelings.
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Patricia Ortwein – Aug 31, 2018
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We were referred to Dr. Ortega by our insurance. He was patient and professional. The staff is friendly and helpful.
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Steven Kraemer – Aug 25, 2018
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My concern after knowing that I was needing a hip replacement was to find the right orthopedic surgeon, and after a while, I found Him, and from the first time I meet Dr. Gilbert Ortega I knew that He was the surgeon I was looking for; He did my surgery successfully, and I feel great from the first day of getting my new hip and I feel it like my original hip. Dr. Ortega is a great surgeon with a very professional and compassionate attitude, and He helps his patients with respect and efficiency
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H.L in Phoenix, AZ – Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Ortega is the best because he is genuine. He remembers that we are people and not a number. He takes his time to know you and not just what you are being treated for. He is a caring doctor that allows you to be a part of your care plan.
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Thomas McDonald in Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 29, 2018
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Staff at Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons is very attentive and friendly. Clincal staff was thorough and diligent.
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Victor Luevano in Scottsdale, AZ – May 24, 2018
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Dr. Ortega has provided me with excellent care. I am very pleased with the surgery, urgency and attention. My follow-up appointments have been timely and helpful.
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Mark Johnsrud in Scottsdale, AZ – May 23, 2018
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Dr. Ortega was very kind and knowledgeable with the condition my arm was in after a fall. My wish is that I do not need any surgery.
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Mary L. Philipp in Scottsdale, AZ – May 22, 2018
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Supportive care visit was very supportive. I feel like the doctor has my back. Hopefully all my request come to fruition.
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Chris Lavoie in Scottsdale, AZ – May 08, 2018
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Staff is always friendly.
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Ana-Marie Young Cancel in Scottsdale, AZ – Oct 27, 2017
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Love Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons and staff.
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Paul Rivas in Scottsdale, AZ – Oct 26, 2017
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Dr. Ortega is a very good Doctor.
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Oscar Caraveo in Scottsdale, AZ – Oct 25, 2017
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L.A. in Scottsdale, AZ – Oct 24, 2017
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I had a broken pelvis. Dr. Ortega was fantastic.
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Paul L. Thompson in Scottsdale, AZ – Oct 23, 2017
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Charged my insurance for a surgery of $1500 when I saw him for a 5 min consult .
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Dr Ortega is a great person and Doctor would highly recommend him and his office/staff
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My interest in orthopedic surgery began when I was an orthopedic patient. While playing football, I suffered a knee injury that required multiple surgeries. I credit the outstanding care of my orthopedic surgeon and physical therapists in my return t...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
John Border AO Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Medizinische Hachschule Hannover
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Parkland Hosp Univ TX SW
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Yale-New Haven Hosp-Yale U Sch Med
Residency Hospital
2001
Yale-New Haven Hosp-Yale U Sch Med
Internship Hospital
2000
Yale University
Medical School
1999
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital-Externship
Internship Hospital
1995
University of Houston / University Park
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Ortega accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Preferred PPO
State Employees Program
Trust PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Coventry Health Care
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GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ortega treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Hip Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega treats Hip Fracture more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ortega treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Hip Resurfacing
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega performs Hip Resurfacing more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Ortega performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega performs Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Ortega performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega treats Shoulder Disorders more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Ortega treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Broken Arm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega treats Broken Arm more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Ortega treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ortega treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega performs Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Ortega performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ortega performs Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Ortega performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Ortega's conditions and procedures:

  • Acetabulum Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC

Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC3126 N Civic Center Plz Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)