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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
General Orthopaedics
Hip Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Sports Medicine (Upper Extremity)
Sports Medicine (Lower Extremity)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
217 Patient
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UPMC Hamot - Orthopedics
300 State St.
Suite 301
Erie, PA 16507
Office Phone:
(814) 877-8370


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

UPMC Hamot Medical Center,
Erie, PA

Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA

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September 11, 2017

everything good

September 06, 2017

Very satisfied with provider

August 28, 2017

excellent staff and provider would highly recommend to family and friends

August 21, 2017

Dr. Cortina repaired my rotator cuff 11 yrs ago and it went completely smooth. I have since referred two family members to him that he is seeing. Hopefully no need for surgery this time but if so, have complete confidence in him.

August 09, 2017

I just love Gary J Cortina, i have been seing him sence 2010, hes wonderful takes him time triple checks everything, i have givening 3 people his number for knees, i know when he worked on my knees in 2011 i was good till this yr,

July 24, 2017

after my appointment I feel that I am in excellent hands.

July 10, 2017

Dr. Cortina & his staff were very helpful in assisting me with all heath care needs and any questions. On a scale of 1-10, I would give Dr. Cortina an 11, he is great!! I can't say enough.

July 10, 2017

He is the best. Always concerned about my health. Took me in even though I was late because of construction on the roads.

July 05, 2017

Dr. Cortina is very kind and interested in his patients. I am pleased every time I see him.

June 27, 2017