Dr. John Ortega, MD

Dr. John Ortega, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Ortega, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Ache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% 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.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

74  Conditions Treated


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28  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Iowa Hospital and Clin
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Iowa Hospital and Clin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ortega to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ortega's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I absolutely adore Dr Ortega. He listens and helps you find the cause even if it means sending you to another specialist. He did that several years ago. The specialist helped me which meant I didn't see Dr Ortega for a couple years but when I needed him he remembered me and my history. Or at...more
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I saw Dr. Ortega several times over a 7-month period for my chronic cough at the Oak Park office and I will not go back. I would not recommend him to anyone. He kept prescribing more and more medicine which was not working, and he barely did any examination and performed no tests. There is...more
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Would not recommend him and would never go back. After waiting almost an hour to see him, he rushed through the appointment and dismissed my questions too quickly. I was very disappointed.
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My mom had a thyroid growth and when we took appointment with this doctor, he just cancelled the appointment saying that he doesn't treat this condition(He is an ENT :-(). I assume he was just giving an excuse because he didn't want to take risk(My mom is old and has heart issues). This is my first...more
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I can't say enough good things about Dr Ortega. Truly the best and I put all of my trust in his decision making.
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