Dr. Hess specializes in the following:

  5 out of 5

  • After a very long journey of pain and trying to find the right Doctor, I found Hope Orthopedics. My experience with their practice has been nothing but excellent. Everyone from the support staff to Jessie and Dr Hess have been awesome. They listen and they take time to explain things. I would highly recommend them. - Richae M. - 4/23/2021 

  • I love Dr. Hess! I just had a complete right knee replacement 10/2020 and now have to have a total right hip replacement and I wouldn't trust anyone else. He is great and I love that he uses the Mako Robotic Arm for my surgeries. - Angela W. - 4/22/2021 

  • Had my knee replaced by Dr. Hess and couldn’t be happier with the thoughtful, kind care I have received. Even through an unusual and difficult issue post-surgery the doctor and his staff could not have been nicer. They made me feel like my complaints were valid, no request or concern was too small or too silly and they genuinely cared... read more - A.C. - 4/16/2021 

  • Doctor Hess operated on both of my knees (full knee replacements Nov 2020 and March 2021. His friendly, encouraging and confident personality, and, of course, his excellent skills as a surgeon, made both procedures go smoothly and successfully. I’m very happy with my new knees and would recommend him to those I know and love. Thank you Doctor Hess! - Sue S. - 4/16/2021 

  • I was very impressed with Dr. Hess in both his knowledge and presentation of the situation. I feel confident in my decision of the correct path for healing. The outside check in was efficient and swift. The lady giving the EKG and drawing the blood was. Very pleasant and efficient. All in all what I thought was going to be... read more - Ray K. - 3/20/2021 

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