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Qualifications and Experience
*There is a 24 hour cancellation policy* Dr. Cortes is double board certified in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Cortes is a graduate of both the prestigious Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Program and the UCLA fellowship program in Hand and Microsurgery. He is a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at Weil Cornell Medical College and holds affiliations with New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Mt. Sinai at Queens Elmhurst Hospital and Jersey City Medical Center Barnabas Health. Dr. Cortes is dedicated to all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He treats conditions of the hand and wrist, as well as performs reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Cortes believes in dedicated individualization of high quality and compassionate care. Dr. Cortes received his post medical school training over 13 years including two residencies, two fellowships and with experiences across four continents: Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship: UCLA/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Orthopedics Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Plastic Surgery Residency: Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Program, Boston General Surgery Residency: University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor Clinical Research Fellowship: Fetal Treatment Center at the University of California, San Francisco Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Australia Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Gold Coast, Australia Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery Rotator: Hospital de Manises & Clinicas Pedro Cavadas in Valencia, Spain Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Cum Laude
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Cortes is an excellent doctor who is incredibly knowledgable and passionate. He took the time to explain my diagnosis and solution thoroughly and clearly and was so incredibly patient while I peppered him with questions regarding my thumb injury. I also want to note that he is a fabulous plastic surgeon as well as he treated my grade school son with a severe laceration to the shin. I can't imagine having any other doctor during this very traumatic time in our lives. He was there every step of the way and went out of his way for our family. Highly highly recommend!
My experience with Dr. Cortes has been excellent. I don't normally write reviews, but my experience with Dr. Cortes has prompted me to do so. I have been seeing Dr. Cortes for a simple botox procedure to treat my hyperhidrosis for nearly two years. The procedure is painless and my results have been great. Dr. Cortes is an thorough, kind and honest physician. I highly recommend him.
I thought Dr. Cortes was wonderful. He was direct and explained everything thoroughly.
I really like Dr Cortes, but I think the office staff was more interested in their own conversations then getting me in to see him. After waiting 45 minutes, I asked "How much longer?" and they looked surprised. I think I got lost in their operations somehow. But Dr Cortes? Top notch.
Good doctor. Efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.
Great doctor with excellent bedside manner and knowledge. I would highly recommend him. He goes above and beyond for his patients.
The wait was long, but Dr. Cortes is one of the best doctors I have seen- very thorough.
Great Experience! My Plastic Surgery procedure went very well, painless, and amazing outcome. Would Highly Recommend my friends and family. Thank You Dr. Cortes!
Simply amazing doctor who is an expert in his field and has a genuine passion for what he does. His explanations are super detailed and you’ll leave understanding in full every aspect of your treatment plan. Would recommend Dr. Cortes to anyone.
Friendly, thorough and exceptional
Dr. Cortes is very personable and described my issue and remedy very clearly. An explanation via the internet further explained by a diagram made me feel like I was in perfect hands.
What an amazing experience. I was afraid it was going to be horrible. But what an amazing experience. He answered all questions, he followed up all my concerns and also gave me knowledge. I felt emotional inside because someone knew what I was going thru and didn't rush or deny me but yet accept and encourage me. What a great person. Thank you so much
Dr. Cortes is very thorough and helpful.
My experience with Dr. Cortes couldn't have been better. He was extremely approachable when it came to conversing about my medical issues. It seems like he in genuinely invested in his patient's health and this shows by his friendly yet professional demeanor as well as the promptness of his follow ups. Highly recommended!
Dr. Cortes is a professional! His bedside manner is impeccable and he does a great job explaining procedures/treatments in plain language. He is very knowledgeable and has experience with my rare condition so I was able to put my trust in him. I would highly recommend.
Thorough in his explanation, used the internet for excellent graphics to illustrate his points. Clear about the expectations of results from any chosen treatment.
Dr. Cortes is the best hand doctor out there! His bedside manner is impeccable. I have seen him several times, and for each appointment I felt as if I was both his patient and his student as he educated me about my particular injuries, issues that may arise with all parts of the hand, and best treatment options. He takes the time to thoroughly explain everything and answer questions, you can tell he truly cares. Do yourself a favor and book with him!
Dr. Cortes was extremely thorough in examining my arm and the various nerves impacted. He carefully explained to me what he was doing and used the internet to show me diagrams of what he was examining. He offered a course of action and alternatives. He clarified what I might expect from the procedure, if we decided to do it, and he recommended several places to get an MRI (as well as where not to go.) Finally, he arranged the nerve testing to happened right then, right there. Well done!
Impressively informed and very clear in diagnosis!