Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 56

Dr. Cortesi
Accepting new patients

Advanced Surgical Associates

2945 S Dobson Rd Mesa, AZ 85202

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Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Mesa, AZ and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Arizona medical school in 1990. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Desert Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cortesi to book an appointment.

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Dr. Cortesi is affiliated with Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Gilbert, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Cortesi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortesi performs Soft Tissue Tumor Removal more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Cortesi performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Lipomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortesi treats Lipomas more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Cortesi treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortesi performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Cortesi performs this procedure more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Cortesi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Cortesi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Bankers Life and Casualty
Banner Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Mercy Care
State Farm
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
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Dr. Cortesi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cortesi

4.6

Based on 34 ratings

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (31)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (30)
  • Explained conditions well (30)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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I highly recommend Dr Cortesi . She has operated on me twice, once in 2016 and again 2 weeks ago. Both surgeries have been completely successful and have brought me much relief from the debilitating pain my disease inflicts. Not only has she the surgical skills to address my needs but she has also researched my rare disease to assist me in dealing with it. I don't know of many surgeons that go to that length to assist their patients especially when it could potentially reduce my need of future surgeries. Her care, compassion, concern, exceptional surgical skills and willingness to expand her knowledge for the care of her patients is beyond stellar, it is epic. Thank you Dr Cortesi for being so exceptional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah O – Mar 22, 2020
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I saw Dr. Cortesi regarding my hernia. She took the time to talk to me, listen to me and my complaints, but most importantly Dr. Cortesi was NOT in a hurry to quickly see me, listen to me then move on 2 next patient. I am sure there are other surgeon's who illustrate the same kindness, respect and caring Dr. Cortesi illustrated with me, but they are far and few. Having had over 30 orthopedic surgeries I've met many who see you as "just another patient" Having had so many previous surgeries with many other surgeon's I can speak with confidence Dr. Cortesi is a rare breed of doctors who make want you to know you are important to her. Truly amazing and I feel truly blessed to have someone to be under her care. Thank you! In baseball, the best are selected to the All-Star game. I wish I could give her 10 Stars for she truly is an All-Star and perhaps a Hall of Fame surgeon in her field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jay Samuel – Jul 15, 2019
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Dr. Cortes is a excellent surgeon. She is a caring person and always positive toward your situation. I do not know what I would have done with out finding her. She was recommended to me by my family physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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ND in Mesa, AZ – Jun 25, 2019
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This was my first visit to Dr. Cortesi and I adore her!! She is the best doctor I have ever gone to. She was personable and compassionate and understanding about my health issues. She explained what she was doing throughout her exam. She explained all my options to me and gave me the choice to wait-and-see or to move forward with surgery - no pressure. I really connected with this doctor. I felt like she was my friend - like I had known her for years. I recommend her highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary in Mesa, AZ – Jun 26, 2018
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I needed a large excision of a ruptured cyst. I asked my PCP for a recommendation to the best female general surgeon he knew. He recommended Dr. Cortesi.. I am so glad! She did a superb job removing a difficult cyst with an attached structure. She skillfully closed the incision such that there is minimal scarring, and such that the incision line follows a natural crease on my body. I had less pain than anticipated. Dr, Cortesi is very pleasant, and is respectful of one's neeed for privacy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 16, 2018
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Dr. Susan Cortesi made me feel like I mattered and was very thorough in explaining my diagnosis. She was very knowledgeable and professional in taking the time to answers my questions, and her analogy was easy to understand. Dr. Cortesi and her medical team took very good care of me, which felt like dealing with trusted family. Her bedside manners were awesome as well as her compassion to make me feel comfortable. I would truly recommend Dr. Susan Cortesi to anyone looking for a GOOD DOCTOR.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Phoenix – Oct 20, 2017
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I was told I had Breast Cancer . My PCP recommended Dr. Cortesi . Thank my lucky stars !!! She was compassionate caring professional. I felt totally in good hands , at that they were. I can't say enough except how grateful I am. and it even goes beyond that. The office staff is amazing , if I called for a concern. I was called back by her nurse right away. If you have been diagnosed and want to be in great hands and someone who is compassionate and caring. Please call Dr. Cortesi !
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chandler, AZ – Jul 15, 2017
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Wow - Dr Cortesi is an absolutely totally amazing doctor - I would highly recommend her. Should I have a surgical need arise again I would insist on at least consulting her & if applicable using her services.. She is friendly, takes time with her patients, listens, answers questions & gives you the absolute feeling you are in great hands when you say "nightall"!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sandra Miller in Maricopa, AZ – May 31, 2017
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I'm a new patient and couldn't be more impressed with how your team responded to my needs. Dr. Cortesi and her team were professional, forthcoming with information and provided a referral to help complete a diagnosis. Thank you for your help. Rick A. Sheldon
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rick in Chandler, AZ – Apr 11, 2017
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She is awesome. She is just like a friend when you talk about your problem. Best experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Gilbert, AZ – Feb 23, 2017
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If it weren't for my family keeping me on life support I'd be dead right now. Went IN for lung issues, came OUT without a colon with a colostomy bag. Suffer every day because of these people. CanNOT recommend to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Debbi Smith in Mesa AZ – Feb 10, 2017
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She did surgery for umbilical hernia and was is very knowledgeable and caring... Mine was a little more complex with a previous surgery and her skills are amazing. Highly recommend her for her care, knowledge and skills.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Rick Z in Tempe, AZ – Jan 01, 2017
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Friendly, engaging on a personal level, not just all medicine. Confident. I was in for a double hernia operation. I was made welcome and comfortable is all phases of treatment. Staff who worked with me had the same manner and professional ism as did Dr. Cortesi. I would recommend Dr. Cortesi and staff most highly and without reservations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dr. Max in Maricopa, AZ – Dec 21, 2016
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Extremely knowledgeable, explained surgery in detail. Awesome bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charles in Maricopa, AZ – Nov 25, 2016
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In September 2016, I needed surgery to repair a hernia. Dr. Cortesi was highly recommended by my primary care doc. I met with Dr. Cortesi to discuss my surgery and found her to be very caring and easy to talk to. She took plenty of time to discuss my surgical options and possible complications. Surgery was done as an outpatient, and I had no complications afterwards. Clearly, Dr. Cortesi is a skilled surgeon who truly cares about her patients- and she's a lot of fun to talk to!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark D in Glendale, Az – Nov 10, 2016
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Dr. Cortesi was great I would recommender her to anyone who is in need of a great surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kurt R in Scottsdale, AZ – Oct 11, 2016
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Dr. Cortesi is a genius and a magician. She performed open surgery left side inguinal hernia repair on me September 1, 2016. I am a 70 years old male who had had the right side surgery done in another state 18 months prior. In that prior surgery I experienced many of the problems common to this type of surgery. This time, however, the difference was dramatically different. No bruising, no pain at the incision, no need for a catheter. Dr. Cortesi has my unqualified recommendation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Edwin G. in Tempe, AZ – Sep 15, 2016
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I recently had a hernia repair performed by Dr. Cortesi. The entire process was handled professionally with all appointments on time or even early! No pain after surgery and healing process moving along well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tempe, AZ – Sep 08, 2016
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I found Dr. Susan Cortesi to be a very competent, caring, confident surgeon. Her diagnosis was correct and her care and bedside manner were a welcome experience. She took all the time I needed to answer my questions and explain my condition and upcoming gallbladder and hernia repair surgery to my satisfaction. Her knowledge, confidence, and attention to her patients gave me great comfort from my first appoint with her , to my day of surgery, and follow up appointment. Dr. Cortesi is a surgeon I
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Frank N in Maricopa, AZ – Jul 20, 2016
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Excellent Surgeon! I could not have asked for a better experience from first appointment thru my post op appointment. I would recommend Dr. Cortesi to my family and friends in a heartbeat! Thank you Dr. Cortesi!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Carrie in Maricopa, AZ – May 26, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide the highest quality surgical care available with an emphasis on advanced surgical procedures and technology. I believe that caring...Read more

Biography

Dr. Cortesi is an Arizona native, born and raised in Wickenburg. After graduating Cum Laude from Arizona State University she studied at the University...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Maricopa Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Maricopa Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University of Arizona
Medical School
1986
Arizona State University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cortesi frequently treats Soft Tissue Tumor Removal, Lipomas, and Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cortesi treats.

Where is Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD's office located?

Dr. Cortesi's office is located at 2945 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Cortesi speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Advanced Surgical Associates

Mesa2945 S Dobson Rd Mesa, AZ 85202
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cortesi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Banner Desert Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chandler, AZ

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)