Our Surgeons

Susan Cortesi, MD, FACS

Susan Cortesi, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgeon and Breast Surgeon


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Office: MESA-Mon. PM and Wed. all day| SCOTTSDALE-Tue. AM

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.

Procedures Performed & Conditions Treated by Dr. Cortesi

  • Breast Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Skin Lump and Bumps
  • Lipomas

Professional Affiliations

Medical Education

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center

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 Lawrence Damore II, MD, FACS

Lawrence Damore II, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgeon

Top Doctors 2007, Top Doctors 2008 & Top Doctors 2009 – Phoenix Magazine


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Office: MESA-Mon., Wed., and Friday mornings

Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Damore attended college at Emory University in Atlanta, GA where he graduated summa cum laude in Biology. He continued on to medical school at the University of Cincinnati. Next, he completed five years of General Surgery residency at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. Having a great interest in minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Damore spent a year at the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Ohio State University. He then moved to the Phoenix area to begin practice with Advanced Surgical Associates in 1999.

Dr. Damore is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons and Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Special professional interests include minimally invasive surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery, and medical education. Dr. Damore also is a clinical instructor for the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency.

Procedures Performed & Conditions Treated by Dr. Damore

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Procedures
  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Medical Education

Medical School:
University of Cincinnati
Residency:
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Rita Hadley, MD, PhD

Rita Hadley, MD, FACS, PhD

Board Certified General, Breast & Bariatric Surgeon


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Office: MESA – Mon PM and Wed PM | SCOTTSDALE-Wed AM

Dr. Hadley grew up in the Midwest. She has an extensive education which culminated in 2 professional degrees. She first obtained a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Iowa where she studied the mechanisms of pain. Dr Hadley is very interested in how people feel pain and how it can best be managed. Because of her research and her ongoing clinical advancements in pain control, she travels the country to educate physicians on how to optimize pain management after surgery while minimizing narcotic use. After her PhD, Dr. Hadley went to medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and became a surgeon. She was in practice in the Dayton area for 13 years before her move to Phoenix, AZ in June 2015. She manages the surgical aspect of abdominal and breast diseases, as well as hernias, skin lumps and bumps, and tumors. As a board certified general surgeon, she also specializes in bariatric surgery and has performed countless weight loss procedures.

Dr. Hadley specializes in many general surgery procedures. She dedicates a large portion of her practice to women’s health, including breast cancers. And she maintains a presence and leadership in the advancement of patient care and pain management across the country.

Dr. Hadley has been very active in leadership roles in addition to her clinical practice and has been the Medical Director for the Bariatric Center of Excellence, the Chief of Surgery, and has served on several hospital committees dedicated to the advancement of quality and efficiency in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Hadley is committed to compassion, caring, and nurturing. Her practice reflects the special touch that we appreciate when we are valued. Whether surgery is required or not, Dr. Hadley will provide the care necessary to ensure safety and understanding.

Procedures Performed & Conditions Treated by Dr. Hadley

  • Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Robotic Procedures
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Skin Lumps & Bumps
  • Lipomas
  • Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Appendectomy

Professional Affiliations

Medical Education

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