Dr. Hess specializes in the following:

  5 out of 5

  • I had a great experience with Dr. Hess. The knee replacement went well and I am able to walk without pain in the knee for the first time in years. - Jane M. - 2/04/2021 

  • Dr. Hess has the friendliest personality! Made me feel super at ease. He gave the best steroid shot in my knee that I have ever had. Very little pain. I am going to put all my trust in him next year when I have a total knee replacement. HIGHLY recommend him!!! - Kathy R. - 1/28/2021 

  • This guy [Dr. Hess] is not only a great surgeon (basically saved my leg. More later. ) but also a great guy that really does care about his patient's well being. I had a total knee replacement at the end of June 2020. I ended up with a pretty bad surgical site infection (yes, I was the statistic. Lol). This... read more - Jon P. - 12/30/2020 

  • Very professional, and caring of his patients, I would absolutely recommend Dr. Hess to friends and family, or to anyone his attitude along with his welcoming personality and dedication to his profession makes him absolutely a fine surgeon and practioner of medicine, - Vernon A. - 12/15/2020 

  • Today marks my 3 weeks post op total right knee replacement. I can only say I am ecstatic with my results to date! I am up walking without any assistive device with very little pain! Dr. Hess and I decided on the Robotic Mako procedure - performed at Willamette Surgery Center as an outpatient. I was able... read more - Patricia T. - 11/04/2020 

Dr. Hess is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in adult joint reconstruction of the hip and knee. His focus with patients is on a personalized approach where he not only partners with them, but guides them to a realistic solution.

Dr. Hess completed his adult reconstruction fellowship in 2015 at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he gained valuable experience in treating complex joint problems. Dr. Hess completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University – McLaren Greater Lansing in Lansing, Michigan. He obtained his medical degree from Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was recognized with the Osteopathic Ram’s Head Award and Howard A. Graney Award for Surgical Excellence. He received his undergraduate from the University of Southern Colorado.

“My approach to the orthopedic patient is to provide the very best care possible utilizing the latest techniques as well as the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine in a patient-centric manner. With this focus, we can reach expectations whether through surgical or non-surgical options.”

When looking where to plant some roots both professionally and personally, Dr. Hess and his fiancé decided on the Pacific Northwest because of their love for the outdoors. They are both very active and excited to see all that Salem has to offer.

ASC/HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:  Willamette Surgery Center   Salem Health


  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Double Major Chemistry and Biology, University of Southern Colorado
  • Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate Fellowship: Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Manual Medicine

Graduate Medical Education

  • Residency: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, McLaren Greater Lansing, Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Fellowship: Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University