Dr. Jose Cortez, MD

Dr. Jose Cortez, MD

Pediatric Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Jose Cortez, MD is a pediatric urology specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1985 and specializes in pediatric urology.Read his story

1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd Ste 302

Austin, TX 78723

Contact Information

(512) 472-6134

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Driscoll Health Plan
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • 21 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Bladder Diseases
more than 63% of peers
Vesicoureteral Reflux
more than 17% of peers
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
more than 9% of peers

Dr. Cortez'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. Cortez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cortez "Urology Division Leader, Dell Children's Medical Center/ Senior Partner and co-founder, Children's Urology/ President, Strictly Pediatrics Land Company, LLC Clinical Specialties & Interests Urology: Pediatric Clinical Interests: Posterior Urethral Valves/Fetal hydronephrosis/Prune Belly Syndrome; Disorders of Sexual Differentiation/Vaginal Anomalies; Bladder Exstrophy/Urogenital Sinus and Cloacal Anomalies; Complex Hypospadias; Prenatal and Neonatal Hydronephrosis; UPJ obstruction/Ureteral Reflux/Duplication anomalies/Ureterocele; Undescended testes and hernias/hydroceles Education & Training University of California at San DiegoFellowship, Pediatric Urology, 1991 - 1992 University Hospital/University of Cincinnati College of MedicineResidency, Urology, 1987 - 1991 University Hospital/University of Cincinnati College of MedicineResidency, General Surgery, 1985 - 1987 Baylor College of MedicineClass of 1985 "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cortez "Under the direction of Dr. Jose C. Cortez, Children's Urology provides comprehensive treatment for your infant or child in a caring and compassionate environment.

While we are confident in our experience and skills in achieving the best surgical result for your child, we know that your child's care requires a specialized team approach.

You can be assured that we will be there for you and your child, collaborating with your team of medical specialists and primary care physician as needed. This multidisciplinary approach will include monitoring your child's development, growth and overall health with an emphasis on wellness."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Urology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

20  Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Stones
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Hydrocele (Pediatric)
  • Hydronephrosis (Pediatric)
  • Hypospadias
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureterocele, Congenital
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

13  Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Flexible and Rigid Uretero Renoscopy
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Neonatal Circumcision
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Renal Surgery (Pediatric)
  • Ureteral Reimplantation
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Houston / University Park
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cortez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cortez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cortez to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cortez'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 (2)

Dr. Cortez is AMAZING!  Not only was he wonderful in explaining my son's hypospadias at previous appointments, he did a great job doing a hypospadias repair today - which is a pretty big surgery. I am a mom, and we worry, so tonight (or early this morning, rather) when my son was inconsolable I...more
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Dr Cortez is awesome. Although his staff members could use some customer service classes. This office made me feel so terribly low that at the opportunity to have my son scheduled and appointment I jumped up and made sure I get clearance from my son's lung specialist. The office was aware that I...more
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