Dr. Gilbert Ortega, MD

Dr. Gilbert Ortega, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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45 y/o
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Dr. Gilbert Ortega, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC

3126 N Civic Center Plz

Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ortega performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
high
more than 88% of peers
Hip Resurfacing
high
more than 85% of peers
Fracture
high
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Ortega's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ortega's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ortega "Dr. Ortega's interest in orthopaedic surgery began when he was an orthopaedic patient. While playing West Texas football, he suffered a multi-ligament knee injury that required multiple surgeries. He credits the outstanding care of his orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapists in his return to sports and in his desire to be an orthopaedic surgeon. Through his surgeries and recoveries, Dr. Ortega has experience as a patient, which he believes helps him provide high quality health care with a passionate and dedicated service to all of his patients. While he was an undergraduate, Dr. Ortega explored his clinical interests in medicine by participating in two prestigious summer research fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research included key investigations into basic science issues that have evolved into clinical medical breakthroughs. During his undergraduate studies, he engaged in critical cancer research projects while working at the world-renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. In addition, Dr. Ortega worked with leading clinical researchers from Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital on basic science projects that produced key discoveries in the cell cycle cascades of important cell regulators that participate in many disease processes. As a medical student at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Ortega continued to explore his interests in medicine and research by engaging in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored telemedicine projects with one of his mentors at Yale. Through the use of this experience, Dr. Ortega was one of the first orthopaedic surgeons to publish on orthopaedic communication challenges, and he has been credited with coining the term, "Orthoinformatics," which is the structure for organizing orthopaedic information for use and study in patient care. While a medical student at Yale, Dr. Ortega realized early on the many challenges that face our healthcare system. He therefore undertook the rigorous challenge of completing a Masters of Public Health degree at Yale during his medical school studies. He received his MPH in Healthcare Policy and Administration. In addition, his quest for perfection led him to study the ways of Six Sigma. The processes of Six Sigma seek to improve the quality of systems by identifying and removing errors and variability. Dr. Ortega was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the United States to both present Six Sigma research projects at national meetings as well as publishing his results in peer-reviewed journals. After graduating from Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Ortega completed his orthopaedic residency at the highly respected Yale University Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He also completed his orthopaedic externship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. While a resident, he continued to explore his research interests by completing challenging research projects that led to publications in peer-reviewed journals."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ortega "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 to sports and in my desire to be an orthopedic surgeon. Through my surgeries and recoveries, I have experience as a patient, which I believe helps me provide high quality health care with a passionate and dedicated service to all my patients."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

76  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
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54  Procedures

  • Acetabulum Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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 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
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • 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 Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ortega has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ortega's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ortega to family and friends
184 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (184)

  • 5
    (164)
  • 4
    (16)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Ortega's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Ortega Says:
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Hello,

Thank you for your review!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact my office at (480) 874-2040 or visit www.sonoranorthotrauma.com.

Sincerely,

Dr. Gil Ortega, M.D.

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Patient Comments (20)

Staff at Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons is very attentive and friendly. Clincal staff was thorough and diligent.
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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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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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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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Staff is always friendly.
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