Dr. Rafael A. Cortes, MD

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Gastroenterology | Male

Borland-Groover Clinic 100 Whetstone Pl Ste 105, Saint Augustine, FL 32086 Get Directions
(904) 398-7205

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Care Philosophy

At Borland-Groover Clinic, you can be assured of receiving the highest quality digestive health care delivered in a caring environment. We specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology.Read more

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Rafael A. Cortés, MD is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Cortés has a deep understanding of the...Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

Dr. Cortes says..

Borland-Groover Clinic physicians provides state-of-the-art medical care through well-equipped facilities staffed with highly trained medical personnel. Patients have access to an array of emerging technologies that include the BARRX procedure for treatment of Barrett's esophagus, Spyglass ERCP, BRAVO pH capsule, Manometry testing and video capsule endoscopy.

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  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

Dr. Cortes says..

Borland-Groover Clinic physicians perform more than 43,000 colonoscopies a year, a procedure used to screen for cancer and polyps. Every BGC physician performs at minimum of 720 colonoscopies each year, with many performing more than 1,200 procedures annually.

Studies have shown that gastroenterologists perform higher quality colonoscopy screenings when compared to other types of physicians.

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  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Central Del Caribe School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2010

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

    Completed in 2010

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York Hospital Of Queens

    Completed in 2009

    University Of Miami

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2008

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Cortes' Office & Staff

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Experience with Dr. Cortes

Level of trust in provider's decisions
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Dr. Cortes says...

Rafael A. Cortés, MD is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Cortés has a deep understanding of the gastrointestinal illnesses that affect patients and how to be help them cope with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. His passion for the treatment of liver diseases is evident as he completed additional fellowship training in hepatology. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

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Dr. Cortes' Care Philosophy

At Borland-Groover Clinic, you can be assured of receiving the highest quality digestive health care delivered in a caring environment. We specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology.

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Dr. Cortes says...

Borland-Groover Clinic physicians provides state-of-the-art medical care through well-equipped facilities staffed with highly trained medical personnel. Patients have access to an array of emerging technologies that include the BARRX procedure for treatment of Barrett's esophagus, Spyglass ERCP, BRAVO pH capsule, Manometry testing and video capsule endoscopy.

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Dr. Cortes says...

Borland-Groover Clinic physicians perform more than 43,000 colonoscopies a year, a procedure used to screen for cancer and polyps. Every BGC physician performs at minimum of 720 colonoscopies each year, with many performing more than 1,200 procedures annually.

Studies have shown that gastroenterologists perform higher quality colonoscopy screenings when compared to other types of physicians.

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Dr. Cortes says...

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