Dr. Hess specializes in the following:

  5 out of 5

  • 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. - 7/22/2021 

  • I'm pleased with the overall outcome with everyone that I got the chance of meeting. My teams were amazing for the 2nd time. Both my knees done perfectly. Thank you Dr.Hess and everyone on my teams for both, y'all are great. - Ginger A. - 7/13/2021 

  • I was treated so well by all the staff at Hope. Dr. Hess was the best! He made me feel so comfortable and explained the process and my options in a way that I could make good decisions about my knee replacement. I would highly recommend Dr. Hess if your lookin for a Dr. than can explain your options, how... read more - Sherry C. - 6/11/2021 

  • The staff is always friendly and helpful. Dr. Hess is so easy to talk to and answered my questions and concerns.
    - Shirley H. - 6/11/2021 

  • Everyone is on spot and so helpful. [Dr. Hess] was great and the atmosphere is wonderful. - Dolores M. - 5/15/2021 

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