• Hope Orthopedics of Oregon has the very best Doctors in the whole world !!! You can't go wrong with choosing Hope Orthopedics as your place to get treatment. My PC doctor referred me to Dr. Hessf I believe, Here at Hope Orthopedics of Oregon. I have a bad left knee and he has taken care of me from day one.... read more - Cathi G. - 11/11/2022 

  • Front desk, x ray tech., Prep nurse and Dr. Hess all provided great service with compassion and professionalism! Dr. Hess reviewed my x-ray questioned me before diagnosing my hip issues and gave me a clear and understandable explanation with a plan of action. - Dave C. - 11/04/2022 

  • I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Hess. He is fabulous and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a knee replacement. He is awesome. - Patty D. - 11/04/2022 

  • Doc Hess Rocks! Second knee scheduled 91 days apart🤗🫶♥️ - Nancy P. - 9/14/2022 

  • Dr. Hess and his staff are the best. First class all the way. I have 2 new knees without the arthritis and no pain for the first time in 20 years. I get to walk normal without bull legless. I'm currently riding 40+ miles a day on my bike because of this awesome team and because Dr. Hess is the... read more - Ron G. - 7/24/2022 

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.

* On 9/8/21, Dr. Hess was highlighted in the national article, 10 Total Joint ASC Physicians to Know (Becker's ASC Review).

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