Legacy Health Partners

Christopher Estes, DO

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Orthopedics, Hip Surgery, Knee Replacements, Robotic Surgery
  • Languages:

    English
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.8 OUT OF 5 ( 173 RATINGS & 85 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group - Orthopedics

  • 450 N. Graham St.
    Legacy Orthopedic Building, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97227-1682
  • 503-413-4488
  • 503-413-1812
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Legacy Medical Group - Orthopedics

  • 2222 N.W. Lovejoy St., Suite 419
    Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-5102
  • 503-413-4488
  • 503-413-1812
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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

Patient Rating

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4.8 out of 5     173 Ratings     85 Comments

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 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 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

Jan 24, 2022
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Dr. Estes is very pleasant, professional, and a good listener. I had a list of questions concerning knee replacement surgery and he answered everything clearly and patiently. I left his office feeling enlightened and reassured. He's skilled and knowledgable and I have confidence in him.

Jan 14, 2022
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Everyone was really friendly &amp; professional.

Jan 14, 2022
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Dr. Estes and his people are always professional and get the job done.

Jan 14, 2022
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Excellent

Jan 13, 2022
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Had to cancel my surgery - I was using chemo cream on a sight on same leg as surgery.

Jan 13, 2022
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Dr. Estes is an awesome surgeon. I hope I never have to have anybody else do surgery on me. His office staff including the nurse and the PA have both been very very sweet and helpful with my pain management

Dec 17, 2021
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The care and attention I received from this physician and his team members was excellent!!

Dec 17, 2021
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Instead of waiting 3 months for planned procedure they were able to arrange the procedure within 3 weeks time. PA and doc were very good at explaining the problem and the needed solution in a very clear, precise and understandable manner.

Dec 9, 2021
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Courteous staff, provider was thorough, understanding and kind

Dec 6, 2021
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I was very pleased with my experience.

Dec 6, 2021
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I really appreciated that Dr. Estes called me was concerned about traffic from my location and encouraged me to come early. His asst is personable, which I love. The only thing I don't like is that his office is so far from my home. Can you move him closer to [location removed] please! When I saw him [date removed], he actually gave me a referral to a nutritionist which has made a huge difference! My previous ortho, in the last 10 years, never has.

Dec 6, 2021
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The team works cohesively, all are respectful and professional in demeanor. All show kindness and respect. I am tremendously grateful to Dr. Estes for his skill and compassion. I have and will continue to recommend him and his team for the best orthopedic care anyone can get Iin Oregon.

Dec 3, 2021
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Dr. Estes is a great doctor and surgeon. It's difficult to know which family member or friend I might refer to a specialist such as this. I have a bit of medical background and understand about the human body getter than most. Therefore it might be better for a friend or family member to get their own referral from their primary care physician.

Dec 3, 2021
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I received very prompt service, including the appointment date, imaging services (in the office itself), and results the next day. Dr. Estes ordered an MRI which I was able to schedule also very promptly. Also the staff in Dr. Estes office was very friendly, courteous and professional. Overall a very pleasant and expedient experience.

Dec 2, 2021
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I felt this provider wanted to rush through the exam.

Nov 29, 2021
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Good visit

Nov 11, 2021
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I was very happy with everyone. I talked to nurse and Dr mostly and they were awesome. They listened to me complain .

Nov 5, 2021
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Great Experience and would ddefinitely would recommend family and friends to Legacy Medical Group

Oct 29, 2021
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No complaints. Dr Estes was no nonsense. I think he told me the basics of what I needed to know. He offered to answer questions that came up for me via email. Given that I have never had surgery or health issues, I was a bit surprised.

Oct 25, 2021
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I like Chris. He's a nice person and seems to have genuine compassion.

Oct 22, 2021
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Dr C Estes was the Most Competent and patient Oriented physician we received care from.Thank you Dr Estes

Oct 22, 2021
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First visit to Dr. Estes and it was just fine. I gave me immediate help with a hip problem.

Oct 14, 2021
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Since I switched from Kaiser to Legacy it's been great..thank you

Oct 8, 2021
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We liked very much Dr. Estes and the whole staff in the office, everyone was very nice.

Oct 7, 2021
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What a great team from Dr. Estes to Receptionists - Everybody was upbeat and professional.

Oct 7, 2021
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THIS WAS A &quot;FIRST VISIT&quot; AFTER HAVING KNEE SURGERY CANCELLED TWICE, BECAUSE OF MY HEALTH ISSUES, AND WE WERE REAFFIRMING MY DESIRE FOR SURGERY, SO THE VISIT WAS ALL GOOD.

Oct 4, 2021
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Non-professional. His attitude was a joke. He tells me I could get a shot (knee) cortisone) I said I would talk to a friend that gets the shot and he said you going to go and pick your friend (nit pick) that's when I said to him you're joking and I told him you're not a professional and he walked out.
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