Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD

Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 23 years. She specializes in general surgery.Read her story

Advanced Surgical Associates

2945 S Dobson Rd

Mesa, AZ 85202
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mercy Care
  • State Farm
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Cortesi

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

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

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 96% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Cortesi'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. Cortesi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cortesi "Dr. Cortesi is an Arizona native, born and raised in Wickenburg. After graduating Cum Laude from Arizona State University she studied at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her surgical training at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Cortesi is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She specializes in the treatment of breast disease and breast cancer, she has over 22 years of surgical experience. Dr. Cortesi also performs laparoscopic surgery on hernias and gallbladders, as well as other general surgery procedures."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cortesi "My goal is to provide the highest quality surgical care available with an emphasis on advanced surgical procedures and technology. I believe that caring is spoken, believed and practiced. Communication is essential to our effectiveness."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

37  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
Read Less

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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.


  • Arizona State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cortesi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Cortesi does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Cortesi and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Cortesi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cortesi


Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Cortesi?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Cortesi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
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...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD?
I remember meeting while working at Banner Hospital. She was highly talked about, respected by peers and her personality was fantastic. I had a hernia repair and was greeted by Dr. Cortesi who made my husband and I feel more like we were friends, not just a numbered patient. Our follow up...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD?
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...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD?
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...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD?
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...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Cortesi?

Compare General Surgeons

More General Surgeons like Dr. Cortesi at Advanced Surgical Associates

Show All General Surgeons