Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD

Dr. Susan Cortesi, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
52 y/o
26 reviews

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

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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.Read more

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Dr. Cortesi's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (14)
in Chandler, AZ |
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
Gilbert, AZ |
She is awesome. She is just like a friend when you talk about your problem. Best experience
in Mesa AZ |
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.
in Tempe, AZ |
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.
in Maricopa, AZ |
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.
in Maricopa, AZ |
Extremely knowledgeable, explained surgery in detail. Awesome bedside manner.
in Glendale, Az |
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!
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Cortesi was great I would recommender her to anyone who is in need of a great surgeon.
in Tempe, AZ |
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.
Tempe, AZ |
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.
in Maricopa, AZ |
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
in Maricopa, AZ |
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!
in Apache Junction, AZ |
Professional yet warm and friendly. Very knowledgeable and a skilled surgeon. Performed a hernia surgery on me and did an excellent job. I highly recommend her services!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I went to Dr. Cortesi after a breast biopsy. She was warm, friendly and reassuring. She took her time at each appointment, and patiently explained my options. Her office promptly contacted me when a follow-up was due. Her office staff was professional and courteous. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Cortesi's 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 is spoken, believed and practiced. Communication is essential to our effectiveness.

Dr. Cortesi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mass
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tumor
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Medical School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Maricopa Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Maricopa Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Arizona State University

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair