Dr. Simon Gortz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 44
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Dr. Simon Gortz, MD
Simon Görtz, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing in reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, with a focus on cartilage restoration and joint preservation. Dr. Görtz completed a sports medicine fellowship at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. During his time in Saint Louis, he served as a team physician for the Saint Louis Rams, Saint Louis Blues, and Washington University Bears. Prior to that, while in San Diego, he cared for the UCSD Tritons and the San Diego Sea Lions (WPSL), and also provided coverage for LaDainian Tomlinson's Camp L.T., the Eric Chavez Baseball Academy, and the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation. Dr. Görtz completed orthopedic surgery residency and post-graduate research fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, and collaborated with Drs. William Bugbee, David Amiel, and Robert Sah to win the prestigious AAOS Kappa Delta Award in 2015. During his orthopedic residency, he served as the Chief Resident in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and was recognized numerous times including the Thornburg Medical Foundation/Scripps Chairman's Award for Research in Surgery, and the California Orthopedic Association-J. Harold LaBriola Resident Award. In 2008, he was awarded the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) Lars Peterson Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Görtz earned his medical degree from Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg, Germany, and obtained his bachelor's degree from Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany. Dr. Görtz has published twelve book chapters and has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts related to articular cartilage repair. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and a fellow of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).

350 Dickinson St Ste 121

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 543-7247

Dr. Simon Gortz, MD

Dr. Simon Gortz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Care Philosophy

I believe in partnering with my patients in devising comprehensive, personalized care strategies that match the individual demands of their active lifestyles – from established techniques to emerging technologies, for recreational to elite level athletes.  I employ the 'Family Test', meaning that I will never suggest a treatment that I would not recommend to a family member, and favoring the least invasive option possible but most advanced care necessary to successfully treat a patient's condition and returning them to their desired level of activity.
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Dr. Gortz's Experience

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Dr. Gortz'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Gortz does not have any board certifications listed.

12

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Procedures

  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Heinrich-Heine-University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Julius Maximilians University / Medical Faculty
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Washington University, St Louis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gortz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gortz to family and friends
5.0
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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Dr. Gortz'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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Tempe, AZ |
Dr. Gortz was personable and explained everything thoroughly. I felt like I was in very capable and professional hands.
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Dr. Gortz accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Gortz has admitting privileges

Banner - Unviersity Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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