Dr. Simon Gortz, MD

Dr. Simon Gortz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 45
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Dr. Simon Gortz, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from Julius Maximilians University / Medical Faculty in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

18444 N 25th Ave Ste 210

Phoenix, AZ 85023

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  • 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
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Dr. Gortz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gortz "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)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gortz "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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Gortz does not have any board certifications listed.

15  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Spondylitis

28  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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

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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

Dr. Gortz has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Gortz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gortz's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gortz to family and friends
9 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Gortz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (4)

I was insulted and bullied during our appointment. The doctor was both harsh and unnecessarily cruel. During this visit I felt attacked and all blame was placed on me. Without trying to understand my medical history. Without getting to know me. He considered my pain my fault. That this could have...more
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Patients' perceptions of the quality of care and services they receive at our practice provide valuable information and data on which to build improvement efforts. The CORE Institute has a dedicated Patient Advocate who assists patients with questions or concerns. The patient can reach him via e-mail at remarksonyourexperience@thecoreinstitute.com or 855-974-2673.

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After a work related injury to my knee, I visited a local orthopedic clinic with neither a timely nor thorough approach to my injury. Through social media and my circle of friends, I elected to fly to Phoenix to meet with Dr. Gortz and obtain a second opinion. He and his support staff were friendly...more
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He saw me on two separate occasions. He insulted me several times, did absolutely nothing for me and left me disabled for months from a simple recurring knee injury.
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Dr. Gortz was personable and explained everything thoroughly. I felt like I was in very capable and professional hands.
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