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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
238 Patient
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UPMC Hamot - Orthopedics
300 State St.
4th Floor
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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August 31, 2018

Dr. Cortina is a top notch Doctor and professional Surgeon

August 30, 2018

Good Doctor excellent care, very confident in him

August 29, 2018

seemed to be genuinely concerned to find solution to my problem

August 28, 2018

I hadn't seen Dr. Cortina in several years for problems with my left hip. I received a shot of cortisone back then so when my hip started bothering me again, I tried using Ibuprophen but that only gave minimal relief. I saw Dr. Cortina in July and received a shot and received another shot yesterday at my followvup visit. I will see Dr. Cortina in November.

August 28, 2018

All visits have been good! All questions answered. Never had to wait to long in waiting room.

August 27, 2018

Dr cortina is very professional and took the time to listen to my concerns. I will recommend him to anyone with orthopaedic concerns.

August 13, 2018

Dr.Cortina seemed to be aware of how bad my knees are & we discussed it with humor. I love humor, it helps me.

August 13, 2018

I'm not thrilled with this doctor, but it took me 6 weeks to get in and I can't change now. Office staff got me in right away, but failed to call in my prescription and wasted my time to try to pick it up, wait an hour, try to call the office after hours only to be told that the dr isn't "bothered" unless it is a post-operative issue. I'd have to call back tomorrow during business hours, another waste of my time.

August 06, 2018

I feel my visit with Dr. Cortina was very good. My mother was there to see him at nine in the morning and I had an appointment at four in the afternoon. Dr. Cortina saw me right after my mothers appointment which nice for me because I didn't have to come back again that day. I also got my pre-surgery test done at that time.

August 06, 2018

Everyone was curtious and kind.