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Dr. Gilbert (Gil) Ortega, MD, MPH

Trauma Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

**** NEW PATIENTS: Please note that if you’ve been treated for your issue in the past, your previous documents must be sent to the office first to ensure that we are the best fit for you. Please contact our office for any further questions! **** My interest in orthopedic surgery began when I was an orthopedic patient. I spent a year of my life on crutches while recovering from multiple knee surgeries after a football injury. I believe that my experience as a patient helps me provide high quality health care with a passionate and dedicated service to all of my patients. I enjoy spending time with my patients, so that I may better serve them and what their needs may be. I received my Medical Degree (MD) and Master's of Public Health degree (MPH) from Yale University. I did my orthopaedic externship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. I completed my orthopaedic internship and residency at Yale University. I performed my orthopaedic trauma and reconstruction fellowships at Parkland Hospital/UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX, computer navigation fellowship in Hannover, Germany, and my orthopaedic pelvic FAI fellowship in Homburg, Germany. My clinical interests and specialties include complex fractures, upper and lower extremity fractures, fracture nonunions/malunions, fracture and soft-tissue complications, pelvis/acetabular fractures, and anterior hip and shoulder replacements.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Trauma Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Yale University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Yale University, Master’s in Public Health
  • Yale University, Residency in Orthopedics
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital (Externship)
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstruction
  • AO North America, Fellowship in Orthopedic Pelvic
  • Hanover Medical Center, Fellowship in Computer Navigation

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Southwest Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Awards and publications

  • U.S. News and World Report, Top Doctors, 2012, 2013
  • Phoenix Magazine, “Best Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery,” 2010
  • Yale University Department of Orthopaedics Resident Anatomy Award First Place 2005

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1114960168

Office locations

Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons and Hip Center

3126 N. Civic Center Plaza

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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The whole experience was very professional !
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Went well. Very professional and answered all our questions. Very thorough.
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In and out, right to the point, effective treatment, Doctor Ortega is the best. After a double compound fracture two years ago, the hospital emergency room could do nothing for me so they air lifted me to the Scottsdale Trauma Center,where I was fortunate to be cared for by Doctor Ortega who operated on my leg (both bones were crushed) Today I walk without a limp and am grateful for his excellent professional care. His staff are some amazing people. I will forever be grateful that I was fortunate enough to receive the benefit of his training and experience.
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Dr. Ortega is professional and kind and his staff efficient and courteous. I travelled 2500 miles for a follow up with the best orthopedic surgeon I have known in my career as a trauma nurse.
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The office staff were professional and very kind. The medical staff were great as usual. Dr. Ortega is the best in the business.
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Highly skilled reconstruction.
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Having to go see Doctor Ortega is always great! The staff are friendly and helpful, the lobby has free coffee, and every time that I've been there, the wait time was negligible. Dr. Ortega himself is friendly, easy-going, and very concernedabout the wellbeing of his patients. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ortega!
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Everything that they do is in a professional and caring manner .
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very short told the information in where i have to go next for treatment
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Dr. Ortega is an expert in his field and is highly recgonized and has received numerous awards for his skills, knowledge and talent. Given the numerous patients he has operated on and the continued education he dedicates himself to, I wouldgo to him first and foremost over a rookie. He is a real EXPERT in his field. He is well known in the medical field and highly sought after for patients who need his talent and new Dr's to observe and be trained by. He is in high demand and is worth waiting for if your situation allows.
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Dr. Ortega is great - I highly recommend him!
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Dr Ortega and his staff has been very professional. It has only been my second consultation and I feel like part of a family. Dr Ortega has treated me with respect and always has a listening ear. I don't feel likejust a number. All my questions are answered regardless of the duration of my consultation.
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I think very highly of him. I actually came in a little early today after getting my X-rays done, and they got me right in.
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A little rushed but very thorough.
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Great bedside manner and takes as much time as needed to answer any questions. Good communicator. He replaced my wife's hip and we recommend him to our friends.
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Dr. Ortega and staff were very thorough, competent, helpful, knowledgeable, and pleasant.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Ortega's for 6 months to repair a broken pelvis. According to my mom, a nurse, a pretty complicated and dangerous injury. I'm happy to report that he put me back together and I have hardlyany residual issues, even though I have a screw that goes from one hip bone to the other. The only downside is that he doesn't take insurance, only Medicare. Given my type of injury, it's a pretty big bill. That being said, the insurance companies reduce the doctor's fees to nothing so in some ways, it is nice to see him actually get paid for his services. His office has been great on working with me to reach a good resolution dealing with my insurance company. My only complaint would be that I should have been notified that my insurance did not cover so that I could make an informed decision on what to do ahead of time.
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Dr. Ortega is an excellent Doctor. Doctor Ortega has put me together after an horrible accident. He is one of my Angels. I recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Ortega has always taken the time to explain the very difficult procedures I have had to go through in terms I can understand. I'm very grateful that he is the surgeon in charge of my care.
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Thorough and to the point. Very satisfied
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I was treated with efficiency and my questions were all answered. I appreciated the care they gave me.
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Professional, courteous and he answered all my questions fully.
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He was awesome, I appreciated his time and attention. I look forward to seeing what the results are from my MRI next week!
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He continues to be thorough and caring long after the surgery.
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Dr Ortega has been my surgeon on several surgeries so far. Every time I have an appointment the staff is very friendly and professional. Dr Ortega takes time to explain situations so I can understand them in normal language. Before eachsurgery he comes by and talks to you explaining again what will be happening. I have my 5th surgery scheduled for the 12th of Nov.
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Dr ortega, was fantastic from start to finish. I had a severe pelvic injury and have healed 100%.
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Dr Ortega is brilliant and caring.......I'm confident I will get the best care possible...........
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Great dr. Great bedside manner and very self explained.
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