Christopher Estes, DO

Patient Rating:

4.8 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Orthopedics, Hip Surgery, Knee Replacements, Robotic Surgery

Languages:

English

Gender:

Male

Affiliations:

Emanuel Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center

Where I see patients

Where I see patients

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.

Education:
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

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4.8 out of 5     175 Ratings     88 Comments

Jan 6, 2023
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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.

Dec 12, 2022
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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
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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
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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 5, 2022
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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
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Dr. Estes and the staff listen carefully, provide excellent information and answers, and are kind and respectful.

Nov 28, 2022
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Al good.

Nov 21, 2022
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Dr.Estes was great!! No nonsense and straight to the point! You NEED a hip replacement! He was the best!!

Nov 17, 2022
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Everything good

Nov 17, 2022
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The doctor was very busy, so we had some wait time ... Understandable

Oct 31, 2022
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My L. knee is one yr. out from replacement and is still very painful and swollen. Dr. Estes ordered a back MRI thinking it is referred pain - we shall see.

Oct 21, 2022
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Felt very comfortable with this experience. Looking forward to any additional visits needed

Oct 17, 2022
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When I initially phoned to request this visit, the scheduler erred in putting me off too long and the reason for the visit. This resulted inbeing seen by the wrong doctor and weeks after the symptoms had peaked.

Oct 13, 2022
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Dr. Estee was a good Orthopedic physician. I was pleased w/ his care. He was nice & respectful. He listen to me & was good. I will need to see him again, & will.

Oct 13, 2022
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Most Ortho Surgeons are not personable Dr. Estes took his time and listened very carefully about my concerns and answered both technical and hypothetical scenarios questions. He gave me facts and truths to allow me to form my own decision.

Sep 29, 2022
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Great visit and all questions was answered

Sep 29, 2022
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I have trust and faith in Dr Estes

Sep 26, 2022
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Dr Estes is very knowledgeable of his medical expertise. He is very approachable and very clear explaining the procedure.

Sep 26, 2022
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He was very courteous, especially for a surgeon!

Sep 26, 2022
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Very good experience in fact I want this provider to be my permanent provider

Sep 23, 2022
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The Dr. Cares about your care. Listens and answers my questions.I feel very comfortable with him.

Sep 23, 2022
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Ultra sharp surgeon and staff!

Sep 23, 2022
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All concerned were professional, courteous, friendly, & I had a fruitful & unhurried session

Sep 19, 2022
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Dr Estes is great. He is even tempered, smart and approachable.

Sep 12, 2022
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Dr. Estes is AMAZING!!!

Sep 12, 2022
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Good surgeons are not always personable but Dr. Estes really tries.

Sep 9, 2022
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I have found that Dr Estes and all his staff at both of his offices to be friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. In fact I have found this to be true with all personnel throughout the Legacy System; from the staff at the hospitals up through the ranks of the medical professionals.

Aug 29, 2022
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I had scheduled the appt with the PA but was surprised that I got to see my surgeon too. That was good

Aug 22, 2022
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My ortho doctor is great my primary doctor is terrible

Aug 19, 2022
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He is one of the best Orthopedic you can find. I had a full replacement knee surgery about 1year ago and I am able to walk as normal as I can. There are people can't even tell I had the surgery. My both legs are 90%matching

Aug 18, 2022
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He was informative, open, responsive, and direct.

Aug 5, 2022
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Very first appt. Dr. Estes never introduced himself. He just walked in and said you need a hip replacement. He got better after that.

Aug 4, 2022
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I'm very happy with all the care and treatment. All the staff are always helpful and courteous. Thank you.

Aug 1, 2022
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Every time I visit Dr. Estes he gives me confidence in my procedures. So I thank him for that. I have to see him quite a few more times and I feel he will perform my procedures with care and the up most professionalism.

Aug 1, 2022
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I would recommed him because of the knowledge I gain from him and my visits. But my wait time in the exam room for a 5 min visit was an hour! This is very unusual for him.

Jul 26, 2022
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I found that from my first appointment for surgery consult and every post op visit/call, everyone has been incredibly helpful and has taken the time. I've never felt rushed.

Jul 25, 2022
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It would be nice if the clerks at the front desk talked quieter vs.broadcasting to the entire waiting area when processing intake info with clients. I didn't appreciate my private info being asked about in such a loud manner for all to hear, nor did I appreciate hearing about other people's personal info from my seat. I have never heard receptionists process info in such a loud manner at any doctor's office. Patient privacy SHOULD be respected at all times.

Jul 25, 2022
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As I come from A healthcare background it has always been my understanding that surgeons aren't always the most Socially Engaging Or verbal providers. Doctor Estes follows this pattern when I meet with him. However, He has a great team including the M.A. And nurse and P.A. Who provide great education and interventions and follow up. So I feel that Dr. ESTES has great surgical skills and all the other skills are well provided by his team. And I have referred people to him twice this week!!

Jul 22, 2022
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Doctor & staff were professional & listened & commented respectfully to what I had to say.

Jul 22, 2022
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Listens, kind, respectful

Jul 21, 2022
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You all as a team are soooo awesome. Professional, knowledgeable and a wonderful experience. Really you treated me great throughout my visits. Thanks

Jul 18, 2022
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I am very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Estes for my hip replacement. All my experiences with him & the clinic were great.

Jul 18, 2022
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I was impressed with the efficiency and the information provided to me to help alleviate my worries...well done

Jul 11, 2022
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Dr Estes is very attentive, listens and was extremely helpful.

Jul 8, 2022
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I was late & he actually tried to make me feel at ease. Very kind dr. I haven't had very many good experiences w/any drs. apart from my primary providers the last few years.

Jul 7, 2022
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Provider was attentive, informative, and compassionate. Provider had all the qualities I could hope for in a provider. Not only was the provider excellent, the entire staff during the visit were also excellent: office staff, Nurse, and X-Ray technician! Do everything you can as a company to retain these highly qualified workers. Their excellence is the company's most valuable asset.

Jul 1, 2022
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Professional, thorough, amicable.

Jun 30, 2022
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Great

Jun 27, 2022
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Efficient, personable and effective. EVERYONE!

Jun 20, 2022
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The weight was too long I arrived early per instructions and didn't see the doctor for I think an hour and 10 minutes

Jun 17, 2022
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Always good.

Jun 13, 2022
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I have only seen Dr. Estes twice which is a short period to evaluate if I'd recommend him to family/friends. Consider re-wording this question.

Jun 10, 2022
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Great visit. No worries.

Jun 9, 2022
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Dr. Estes seems a bit reserved (and it was the first time I'd seen a new provider where we had to be masked, so it made it a little harder to connect personally). But he spent the time we needed to assess my situation and lay out the options going forward. I felt listened to and he did a good job of explaining what he was seeing. I'm glad to have him as part of my care team, although I hope this was a one-shot visit. I also appreciated that he and his staff worked me in quickly (I was a referral).

Jun 9, 2022
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I did have an extended wait for my last visit but we all know that sometimes you have a patient who needs more than the allotted time to address their problems. We were kept informed during the wait and we were ok with having to wait.

Jun 6, 2022
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Dr. Estes and his group have been excellent. They always attend to my requests quickly and efficiently. X-rays were done, viewed by me and explained. Everyone is so kind and helpful.

Jun 3, 2022
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He was rude, short and just sat there like I was annoying him!!! It was the worst experience I have ever had with anyone at Legacy! He was 20 minutes late and was so rude to me!!!!!! I am still very upset!

Jun 2, 2022
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Good.

Jun 2, 2022
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I was lost finding the orthopedic building. Upon calling, Leanne gave me great directions and I was only about five minutes late. She had all of my information then ready when I arrived and was able to get checked in quickly. Thanks Leanne!

May 27, 2022
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I just felt he wasn't as friendly as all the other doctors I've had. He gave good advice though.

May 23, 2022
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Concerns addressed. Questions answered.

May 19, 2022
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Dr. Estes was thorough, explained things very well.

May 19, 2022
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All good. Pre-op education was great.

May 13, 2022
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My upcoming surgery & expected outcome were well explained.

May 12, 2022
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Good doctor

May 9, 2022
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I always have important questions when I leave.

May 9, 2022
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I have asked my provider for a different referral for the same problem. Dr. ESTES has asked me to wait too long before he can do surgery He wants me to give 6 months of clean ua's before he will operate. I feel that is way too long to wait. I feel Dr. Estes was extremely unprofessional with me because of my medical history.

May 6, 2022
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The entire process with Dr. Estes was excellent. Communication from the first call, intake from the MA and subsequent meeting along with the remedy was very satisfactory.

May 2, 2022
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Word of mouth Mr. Estes a good doctor on knees & hips. It was hard to fine his place being the first time. Only bad part is that have too wait a month for my hip shot.

May 2, 2022
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Overall a good experience

Apr 28, 2022
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The receptionists were very friendy and personable. I appreciate that. Dr Estes and his assistant/nurse answered all my questions and had answers that were easy to understand.

Apr 22, 2022
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Was helped with a cortisone shot. I did not feel Dr. Estes displayed good listening skills or empathy toward me. I left feeling sad and a bit disappointed. <br>

Apr 21, 2022
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I had a great visit!

Apr 21, 2022
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Everyone in the office was very kind and patient and Dr. Estes was kind, thorough and patient as well.

Apr 8, 2022
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It was all good. This will be my second joint replacement with Dr. Estes. I have complete confidence in him. I think he's great!

Apr 7, 2022
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I like Dr. Estes! He answered our questions, but doesn't usually offer much info. Very courteous &amp; sincere about my problems!

Apr 7, 2022
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I am very happy with all of the staff that has helped me. You are all great to work with. You deserve a pat on the back. Thank you all.

Apr 7, 2022
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Dr Estes was a provider for me at Portland Adventist. I went out of network to see him again as I feel he has my best interest in mind

Apr 4, 2022
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The visit was quite brief &amp; focused on deciding if &amp; when knee surgery was necessary. Also, my daughter-in-law, a physical therapist was with me and able to help me understand the considerations about getting new knees, what to follow &amp; other questions -

Mar 28, 2022
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Postpone my knee replacement surgery.

Mar 16, 2022
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Felt my visit was very personable, making me more comfortable with my medical care.

Mar 14, 2022
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The only problem is they will not give you another appointment. They are supposed to call later. 10 days now &amp; I'm still waiting for that call. Why not do it when you are there &amp; it's easier for the patient.

Mar 14, 2022
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Easy to get appointment, efficient office staff, are to have x-ray done in office and discuss results. Surgery scheduled... appointments set.

Mar 14, 2022
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This was the final visit before a knee replacement, and we covered all the bases.

Mar 7, 2022
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All my doctors are good to me!

Feb 14, 2022
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He was very thorough

Feb 11, 2022
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Thank you for providing excellent service

Feb 4, 2022
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Overall great experience
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