Dr. Gilbert Ortega, MD

Dr. Gilbert Ortega, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC

3126 N Civic Center Plz

Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Ortega's Experience

Dr. Ortega's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • 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 Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • 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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Acetabulum Surgery
  • 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
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ortega's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ortega to family and friends
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Dr. Ortega Says:


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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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Patient Comments (11)
Charged my insurance for a surgery of $1500 when I saw him for a 5 min consult .
I appreciate the candid feedback and want to extend my apologies if an appointment seemed rushed. I take pride in making sure all of my patients are thoroughly examined and in the event, I am unable to provide them with the treatment they need, I am more than happy to provide a referral. If there are questions or concerns with billing, I encourage patients to call (480) 874-2040 or visit our website and send a message through our Contact Us page so that we can help however we can. All the best!
in Buckeye, AZ |
Dr Ortega is a great person and Doctor would highly recommend him and his office/staff
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Ortega was and outstanding surgeon, unfortunately if you were treated in the hospital for trauma you do not want to follow up in the office. I can not believe the lack of compassion this office has.
We appreciate the feedback. We are concerned to hear that at any juncture of the treatment process a patient has felt that they have been treated unfairly. We work diligently to provide comprehensive care and a positive experience. We welcome patients to reach out to our office and speak with Donna, our office manager, so that we may learn, assess, and address all questions and concerns. In the meantime, we send our best.
Prescott, AZ |
I saw him for my shoulder. He said it needs a reverse shoulder replacement. But because of my cervical spine problem, he told he he wanted me to get that fixed before he would do the surgery. I feel very confident in his ability to perform the surgery when I am ready to do so.
in Burbank, CA |
I felt like I was in good hands, receiving the best treatment possible.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Office is clean. Staff is outstanding, helpful and cheerful.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
It's been a fantastic experience. I would recommend to anyone.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Ortega was kind and caring.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Staff has been very professional and knowledgeable. Staff is accessible and patient. Staff is very skillful.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Ortega saved my arm! Thank you!
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Right hip replacement went wonderfully!
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Dr. Ortega accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • 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
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Health Net EPO
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Tricare WC
    Worker's Compensation HMO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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