Susan Cortesi, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgeon & Breast Surgeon

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Dr. Cortesi is an Arizona native, born and raised in Wickenburg. After graduating Cum Laude from Arizona State University undergraduate program she studied at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her surgical training at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Cortesi has practiced in the East Valley since 1995, centering her practice at Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Patient Testimonials

Kristen A. - "Dr. cortesi was the on call doctor when I checked into ob triage. I was 21 weeks pregnant with a complicated situation and she saved my life. Her after care while I was in the ICU and during follow up appointments was wonderful and caring."

Deborah O. - "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."

Day C. - "Dr. Cortesi did my breast surgery and she is superb. Before the surgery I was very worried about scar as my lump was about 3mm. Dr. Cortesi did such as amazing job and the scar does not even show!! Thank you, Dr Cortesi! I would recommend her to everyone."

Jessica S. - "I had my appointment with Dr. Susan Cortesi today to have a lipoma on my arm taken out. She had the best bed side manner, walked me through the entire process, and continually checked in with me to ensure I was comfortable. In today's world, it's easy to have medical providers not take the time to do what's necessary to make you feel comfortable and answer all your questions. It was clear I was her first priority. Not only is she fabulous as a human (you pick up on this within minutes of chatting with her), but she is clearly a top notch medical provider. I was in and out quickly and the procedure couldn't have gone better. If you are looking for a provider with a huge heart and the skills to match, Dr. Susan Cortesi should be your first choice. Thank you!"

Andrea H. - "Dr. Cortesi is the nicest surgeon I have ever met. She is very caring and compassionate. Not to mention she is very skillful in her work. I highly recommend her."

Laurie WJN. - "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."

Mary - "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. "

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Location and Contact Info

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  • Main Location:
  • 2945 South Dobson Road,
  • Mesa, AZ 85202
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  • Satellite Location:
  • 3501 N. Scottsdale Road,
  • Ste. 347
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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  • Please Get In Touch:
  • Phone: 480-969-4138
  • Fax: 480-969-0630