Phoenix, AZ, Orthopedic Surgeons Recognized as "Top Docs"

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Dr. Anthony Rhorer and Dr. Gil Ortega have been recognized as 'Top Docs' in orthopedic medicine by Phoenix Magazine. This award recognizes doctors whose quality treatments and outstanding patient care are making a mark on the community.

Phoenix, AZ, orthopedic surgeons Dr. Anthony Rhorer and Dr. Gil Ortega of Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC ( have been named "Top Docs" for 2010 in the category of Orthopedic Surgery by Phoenix Magazine. This recognition is awarded each year based on peer reviews from other local doctors.

"We are passionate about providing top-quality care, so we are very honored and proud to receive this recognition," says Dr. Rhorer. "Dr. Ortega and I are both pleased to see the local medical community offering such praise of our practice. It's a reflection of the very positive relationships we've developed with our patients, our community, and our fellow doctors."

The yearly "Top Doc" listings from Phoenix Magazine allow medical professionals in the Phoenix area to nominate and rate their peers. Exceptional doctors in multiple specialties are recognized, including bariatric surgery, podiatry, plastic surgery and (of course) orthopedic surgery, just to name a few. Because other doctors are uniquely qualified to assess each other's work, many patients and medical professionals feel that this peer-reviewed award is a particularly strong indicator of which orthopedic surgeons near Phoenix provide high quality care and results.

"We are committed to offering the most current and effective treatments possible, and being named 'Top Docs' is a confirmation that we're making progress," says Dr. Ortega. "Our practice brings together some incredibly skilled and well-trained doctors, but our success is about much more than talent. We also understand how to work as a team – with each other and with other local specialists. I think those positive relationships are a key part of our success. But, as our entire team understands, we should always try to do more for our patients."

Dr. Rhorer and Dr. Ortega have studied under some of the leading experts in their field and have become educators themselves, sought-after for their extensive knowledge of challenging subject matter. For Dr. Rhorer, this level of training influences not just the quality of their results, but also the effectiveness of their collaborative work with other surgeons.

"Orthopedic surgery in Phoenix involves remarkably complex procedures. At our practice, we go above and beyond to offer some of the truly groundbreaking approaches that many surgeons simply cannot," Dr. Rhorer says. "Our special training also helps us avoid complications, achieve successful results and, in the process, foster the trust of our patients and peers."

Because trauma surgeries are extremely complex, both doctors feel that staying up-to-date on new options is imperative for their patients' safety. Innovative methods like anterior-approach hip replacement and the Ilizarov technique for orthopedic surgery allow Drs. Rhorer and Ortega to treat even the most challenging patients.

"One of the things I enjoy so much about this field is that it is so dynamic. There are always new opportunities to offer our patients even better results," says Dr. Ortega. "We pride ourselves on the fact that we don't just know about those opportunities – we implement them quickly, and our patients benefit from them quickly. I believe that commitment is one of the things that sets us apart."

At Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC (, five orthopedic doctors offer a full selection of treatments for complex fractures. Dr. Anthony Rhorer and Dr. Gil Ortega are both board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and have trained with some of the world's leading experts in procedures such as pelvic fracture surgery, nonunions/malunions, and total shoulder, elbow and hip reconstructions. Dr. Rhorer earned his medical degree from Duke University's Medical School, where he also received his training through the university's highly recognized orthopedic residency program. Dr. Ortega earned his medical degree and masters of public health from the prestigious Yale University Medical School and completed his surgical training through competitive internships and residencies at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools.

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