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Eric Kortz, MD

Dr. Kortz is a general surgeon in the Englewood area. He is affiliated with Sky Ridge Medical Center and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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297 doctors
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296 doctors
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148 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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75 doctors
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75 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more pancreatic cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more jaundice patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more cholestasis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Kortz saw more gallbladder cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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60 doctors
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60 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more liver cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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111 doctors
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112 doctors
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55 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more liver condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Kortz saw stomach cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw esophageal cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more non-alcoholic liver disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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31 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw cholangitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw melanoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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356 doctors
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356 doctors
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177 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Kortz saw bile duct cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw delayed gastric emptying (gastroparesis) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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19 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw cirrhosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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35 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more pancreatitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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44 doctors
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44 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw hepatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw hepatitis C patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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39 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more ventral hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw hyperparathyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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30 doctors
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29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw more colon cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Kortz saw stomach ulcer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Kortz’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Kortz 3%
Predicted for his patients 22%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Kortz’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Kortz’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Kortz’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kortz’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Kortz’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Kortz 25%
Predicted for his patients 68%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Kortz’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Kortz’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Kortz’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kortz’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Kortz’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Kortz 55%
Predicted for his patients 88%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Kortz’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Kortz’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Kortz’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kortz’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Kortz sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Focus Hand and Arm Surgery Center
601 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
1,459 miles away
  • Spanish
Healthone Ridge View Endoscopy Center
10103 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
1,454 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1982

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Kortz is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Sky Ridge Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Swedish Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • First Choice Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield