Christopher Estes, DO

Patient Rating:

4.5 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Orthopedics, Hip Surgery, Knee Replacements, Robotic Surgery






Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Dr. Estes, is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, including robotic surgery, direct anterior total hips, and partial knee replacements. Working with a team of skilled caregivers, Dr. Estes provides a comprehensive approach to joint replacement surgery. During his fellowship at Rush University, Dr. Estes received extensive training in state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques that minimize trauma to the muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the joint. These techniques result in less postoperative discomfort, shorter hospital stays and a quicker recovery. Dr. Estes has also received training in complex revision surgery during his fellowship at Rush as well as his residency, where he performed his total joint training at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. Dr. Estes is married and has two children. He enjoys snowboard, biking and spending time with his family.

Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center
Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency, Phoenix, AZ.
Internship: Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, AZ.
Medical School: Midwestern University – Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ.
Bachelor of Arts: Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA.
Year I Started Practice: 2013
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.5 out of 5.0

  Nov 6, 2023
I saw him 2 yr's ago, but it was obvious he didn't remember me and he hadn't reviewed my history/x-rays and MRI's. I've heard he's a good surgeon so I have faith when I do have my knee replaced he'll do a good job!

  Oct 26, 2023
First time meeting Dr Estes snd it was well worth the wait.I was so happy at the end of my appointment that I cried because he gave me the greatest news that I've been waiting for for 10 plus years,!!!!I'm so looking forward to next visit

  Oct 23, 2023
Just wanted to thank Dr.Estes and his crew for taking great care of with my surgery and giving me my life back

  Oct 5, 2023
I think currently all healthcare providers are overly busy and caseloads are too heavy. Dr. Estes was thorough and provided me with the necessary information I needed. He listened and answered my questions thoughtfully.

  Oct 2, 2023
Thank you so much. To everyone who listened and took their time to set me up with the help I needed.

  Oct 2, 2023
Excellent all.

  Sep 29, 2023
I was surprised when the notes about my injection were sent to me, before the injection ever happened. So those notes are not unique to me, just copied and pasted. I felt the visit was a little rushed, so I ended up forgetting a question I needed to ask. If I message my question, that could cost me more money, so I haven't.

  Sep 28, 2023
Dr Estes explained the situation thoroughly and I will stay with his care through this process.

  Sep 25, 2023
My questions and concerns were addressed and resolved.

  Sep 25, 2023
Excellent visit. My questions answered. All good.

  Sep 18, 2023
He was completely disinterested and apathetic about me as a human being, and my medical needs. If he had added "whatever" to each sentence that would be the only way he could have shown any more how little he cared. Totally indifferent to me as a patient.

  Sep 15, 2023
I explained to the doctor that I had broken my patella, the doctor ignored the history I gave him and diagnosed it as a bapartite patella, the doctor didn't bother to check my other patella that clearly not bapartite, in fact he could have looked a few inches to the right on the X-ray. I need to see a different surgeon because of this, I will experience extra pain because this doctor did not investigate what I specifically told him, this was a horrible realization.

  Sep 15, 2023
Every medical office could learn a lot about patient care from these people!!!!!!!

  Sep 15, 2023
Very good

  Aug 31, 2023
First time visit, everyone was very nice.Doctor was more then willing to help me with health issue. Did not push me into having more tests etc then need at this time but willing to do what is needed in future if needed. I will definitely see him again if I need to.

  Aug 24, 2023
The After Visit Summery gave a list of tests and things that needed to be done before surgery in 4 months but did not give directions on the timing of those things.

  Aug 11, 2023
Very good experience

  Jul 31, 2023
My appt went according to plan. In my case that is always a good thing.

  Jul 31, 2023
Everyone from receptionist to the medical assistant (Lauren I believe) were friendly approachable and helpful. Dr Estes was patient, sought my feelings about options, explained them well, obviously knowledgeable and I felt trustworthy.

  Jul 20, 2023
Dr. Estes is a smart and excellent physician whom I would happily recommend to anyone

  Jul 19, 2023
No complaints. Could spend a bit more time explaining the issue and treatment

  Jul 18, 2023
Everything was great! Done in good time, and a lot accomplished !

  Jul 18, 2023
It is always a good experience coming there the team is just the absolute best I would recommend them as a matter of fact I have. Today couldn't be helped it was a little wait but all is well.

  Jul 17, 2023
Dr. Estes listened to and answered our questions, told us about things that we should know.

  Jul 17, 2023
The providers and staff have always been wonderful.

  Jul 14, 2023
I receive injections in my knees because of arthritis. This providor is very gentle and shows concern for my comfort.

  Jul 14, 2023
I had an anxiety attack to knew injections Dr Estes, PA and nursing was very helpful and understanding

  Jul 5, 2023
Doctor seemed very knowledgeable about my condition and responded professionally ...

  Jul 3, 2023
Very honest and straightforward

  Jun 30, 2023
Bad visit. Afterwards, I looked at this providers reviews and was shocked how many people had a similar bad experience. Legacy should do something about him.

  Jun 23, 2023
He's a specialist who does a great job.

  Jun 19, 2023
I've had a very good experience here

  Jun 15, 2023
I am confident Dr Estes will do superb work on my upcoming knee replacement operation.

  Jun 12, 2023
I've been waiting to long for this surgery to give me better quality of life, so I can enjoy my grandkids and work

  Jun 9, 2023
All in all I am confident in Dr. Estes and his office this is an important surgery, I feel great that I have this team behind me.

  May 12, 2023
I think Dr Chris Estes can walk on water

  May 11, 2023
Within 2 minutes of beginning my exam, Doctor Estes had already decided (and told me) that I needed a hip replacement. When I expressed concern & disagreement, then he ordered X-rays. It was only after seeing X-Rays that he began to actually pay attention to my condition. I am now being sent to PT for a lower back pain, which I am confident about attending.

  Apr 28, 2023
The visit is brief - but exam of all pertinent things, explanations, listening to my questions, and allowing me to make some of the decisions were all very good - and the brief exam included all that was necessary and needed.

  Apr 27, 2023
I would prefer regular cortisone shots over surgery. That point wasn't clear. I Felt as if my preference wasn't an option.

  Apr 24, 2023
Very nice doc

  Apr 21, 2023
Dr at first wasn't going to do knee surgery because I have a dog. ??I had dog hair on my knee brace, and that seemed to really upset him when he came in to see me. That in turn, has been bugging me, plus the thought of the recovery experience, and all the I've cancelled my upcoming surgery. I was looking forward to getting my knee replaced.

  Apr 20, 2023
Dr Estes and Scott and Sharon are the BEST!!!!! Incredible team

  Apr 17, 2023
Explanation was great

  Apr 17, 2023
He explained everything very clear to me and answered all my questions to my satisfaction

  Apr 13, 2023
Looked for reasons for pain beyond what might have been obvious.

  Apr 13, 2023
I like Dr. ESTES, however there is a approx: a months time for getting an appt. I wish it could be sooner sometimes.

  Apr 7, 2023
I was referred to this surgeon by my primary care physician. He is not in my usual network (Adventist) but Legacy takes full responsibility for my follow up & has done a good job.

  Apr 6, 2023
It was a good experience, he answered my questions & made referral to another doctor for a simple procedure.

  Mar 27, 2023
Doctor had been double booked electronically but he did an outstanding job getting through it while overcoming the language problem with many of the patients. Accessibility and parking a little challenging. Overall all the doctor and staff did very well.

  Mar 27, 2023
I am extremely pleased with the care I continue to receive from Dr. Estes. He listens, addresses the issue, and provides options. I never feel he is rushing through the appointment. His medical assistants are kind, friendly, thorough, and have a positive attitude. His PA, although I did not meet with him this visit, has always given me clear, easy to understand and honest explanations.

  Mar 24, 2023
Each person with whom I've been in contact with has been respectful, kind and caring.

  Mar 10, 2023
Bedside demeanor was less than desirable. Short, flat, gave an uncaring impression. I would not trust him as a surgeon because it did not feel like he cared.

  Mar 6, 2023
Think Dr. Estes is an excellent surgeon/doctor.

  Mar 6, 2023
My doctor was very good.All of them are OK in my book.

  Feb 17, 2023
Dr. Estes is always personable and always willing to joke with me and answer my questions.

  Feb 17, 2023
Dr. Estes is a wonderful doctor

  Feb 3, 2023
Receptionist very friendly MA ray very helpful and caring X-ray tech kind and caring Lots of patience from all the staff Dr Estes great listener

  Jan 27, 2023
Very nice person. Was very helpful and I felt completely confidence in him.

  Jan 27, 2023
Dr Estes is always kind and friendly as well as being very skilled knowledgeable and experienced. His MA that day (female) was on top of everything also and very welcoming and polite!

  Jan 26, 2023
Dr Estes is easy to talk withhis PA Sharon was also great!

  Jan 26, 2023
Dr Estes had requested that I have records from a prior surgery sent to his office. His office had notified me that they had been received. Yet Dr Estes had not read them. This was to have been a consultation about an upcoming knee replacement but Dr Estes was unprepared. He also did not have me on his surgery schedule, although I had messaged him with a requested date. At first he said I had not messaged him, and then he checked and said I had but It must have fallen through the cracks. I had requested this consultation because I have hardware in my leg and I wanted to know how that would be handled in the surgery. At first he said it would be no problem, then he checked the X-rays and said he might have to trim it. Clearly he was not prepared for this consultation, his manner was flippant and unapologetic about the surgery date. I will NOT be having him do my surgery!

  Jan 26, 2023
Dr C. Estes is a very professional Dr., he communicates extremely well. I had zero questions when our time ended. That is how thorough Dr Estes is in his communication. I was delighted.

  Jan 23, 2023
I have had an amazing experience over the last 18months with everyone I have dealt with at Legacy.

  Jan 20, 2023
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Chris Estes as my Orthopedic doctor!

  Jan 20, 2023
A very good visit. Dr Estes and staff were courteous and helpful. All my questions were answered to my satisfaction.

  Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Estes is great! A great surgeon who cares about his patients. Very knowledgeable and explains thing clearly.

  Jan 9, 2023
It was very good!

  Jan 6, 2023
I need a Total L. Knee Replacement, which I can't wait to have done. I do know what to expect since I already had a Total R. Knee Replacement. Recovery not all that fun. In the end I believe it will be well worth it.

  Jan 5, 2023
It took way too long to get the surgery that was needed.

  Dec 12, 2022
Exceptional patient care and services - from the front desk to the labs and into the surgeon's office. Next stop: Operating table!

  Dec 9, 2022
Doctor was pleasant but I didn't know much more about my pain after the visit. I feel he didn't think my pain level was enough to actually determine what is causing it. Basically, come back when it gets a lot worse.

  Dec 9, 2022
I just didn't like how he made me feel about drinking a couple beers here and there, it's not everyday thing, He didn't listen to me about what I was trying to say, but some doctors don't care they go with there on assumptions

  Dec 8, 2022
My experience w/this provider is excellent - all experience were good w/all stall - no complaints at all - grateful for their CARE.

  Dec 5, 2022
The doctor listened to me & made an honest effort to figure out exactly where the pain was & how best to treat it.

  Dec 2, 2022
Dr. Estes and the staff listen carefully, provide excellent information and answers, and are kind and respectful.