Dr. Hess specializes in the following:

  • 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...
    read more - Patricia T. - 11/04/2020 

  • All staff members extremely friendly and professional. Dr. Hess treats you like you are his only patient. All aspects of your condition, treatment, care, and rehab are thoroughly explained. With his help you are encouraged to actively select your best options. - Daniel T. - 9/09/2020 

  • I enjoyed my appointment this is my second appointment at Hope orthopedics and to this point I really feel the staff has done an outstanding job. They are very attentive and have very great customer service. I strongly would recommend Hope Orthopedic for your orthopedic needs. Most of all I really enjoyed the hospitality. Dr. Hess has been really cool... read more - Tonia C. - 8/24/2020 

  • In my opinion, Dr. Hess is an excellent surgeon and a very good and caring doctor. I felt cared for by all the Hope staff. I am very happy with my new knees. - Susan B. - 8/18/2020 

  • I was a patient of Dr. Hess and I say you couldn't find a better orthopedic surgeon. - Dale R. - 7/01/2020 

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 nonsurgical 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.

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