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
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.8 out of 5    108 Ratings    60 Comments

Where I see patients

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503-413-4488

Legacy Medical Group - Orthopedics

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

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

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     108 Ratings     60 Comments

May 8, 2020
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Dr. Estes and his team were refreshingly excellent. I have surgery [date removed] and feel very comfortable and confident with Dr. Estes running the show. Dr. Estes was aware of my previous medically conditions and his bedside manner went beyond my expectations. Dr. Estes has renewed my faith in Legacy Health.

May 7, 2020
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very good visit

May 4, 2020
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The offices were very nice. And comfortable! Plus I liked the doctor's sense of humor and no nonsense approach.

Apr 28, 2020
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Hip replacement is not easy. I have complete confidence in Dr. Estes and his team.

Apr 21, 2020
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Dr. Estes was kind, attentive, knowledgeable, & very professional. He called the following day to see how I was doing.

Apr 14, 2020
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Dr. Estes was very knowledgeable, he explained what was involved in the knee replacement, showed me the parts that would be going in my knee. Told me walking is the best movement. Dr.Estes was easy to communicate with. I will recommend him to everyone. Great Dr. Thank you for the great service.

Apr 7, 2020
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doctor and team were great

Mar 19, 2020
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Excellent physician and staff. This doctor goes above and beyond in every manner possible and yet very professional.

Mar 13, 2020
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He followed through for help in all my complaints.

Mar 13, 2020
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The support staff in particular were upbeat, positive and of good humor.

Mar 5, 2020
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His predecessor replaced my hip. I hope he can do an equal or better job on my knees.

Feb 27, 2020
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Highly recommend Dr. Estes and his team for their excellent care and guidance. I was very nervous about my knee replacement, but Dr. Estes put me at ease, and the experience at Good Sam was wonderful, from all the nurses, to the CRNA and anesthesiologist and the PT staff. Many many thanks for the great experience.

Feb 20, 2020
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the Doctor and staff were very helpful.

Feb 5, 2020
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Will be happy to visit Dr. Estes if I have more questions about my hip.

Feb 5, 2020
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Always takes the time to explain what is going on, listens to and responds to any questions I have. Always leave the appointment feeling like I have the information that I need to proceed.

Jan 30, 2020
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He answered my questions and concerns

Jan 24, 2020
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Really like him very competent.

Jan 23, 2020
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the best doctor and staff

Jan 8, 2020
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I felt very confident in Dr. Estes's ability to care for me. I understand the plan of treatment for me. Can't wait for this to get done. Thank you.

Jan 6, 2020
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Everyone in the office has been very kind, helpful, and understanding.

Jan 3, 2020
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very pleased with my surgical care by Dr. Estes and staff members. I followed him to Legacy for my second hip replacement because I believe in his surgical skills and appreciate his care!

Dec 12, 2019
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Dr. Estes is very knowledgeable & helpful. Very happy with him.

Dec 11, 2019
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It was a great caring about my health issue. Dr. Estes is a great physician and listened my health issue.

Nov 27, 2019
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very good surgeon.

Nov 20, 2019
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although the result was not what I wanted, the doctor explained the reason and gave me alternatives until I can get the result I want.

Nov 14, 2019
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I did not have a bad experience with Dr. Estes. I feel very comfortable (looking forward) with this provider.

Nov 14, 2019
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I had never been to this office before which I explained to the person who made the appointment for me. I thought she was going to send me paperwork to fill out, but I guess since I had seen Dr Estes before that wasn't necessary. However, I still didn't know where the office was and ended up walking around the campus looking for the address. I finally called the office to find it. This was a bit annoying since I walk with a cane and some pain. A map of the campus with directions to the office would have saved me walking 2-3 blocks out of the way.

Nov 7, 2019
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(2) major surgeries, all w/Good Sam very professional very friendly.

Oct 23, 2019
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Decide of them they were excellent at their job and I had no questions when I left that needed to be addressed. everybody was very friendly and great and when I left I felt at ease.

Oct 17, 2019
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my first visit to this doc and I really liked him and the whole staff. he is real easy to talk to and comfortable. He explains things that makes it easy to understand. I was very happy with my visit!

Oct 17, 2019
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A+

Oct 16, 2019
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My recovery from total knee replacement was faster than anyone else I know who had the same surgery. I attribute much of this to Dr. Estes.

Oct 10, 2019
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He was very nice took time to explain every thing.

Oct 9, 2019
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Got in fast, spent quality time with the doc. Make date for surgery. Waiting for the exact date & time.

Oct 9, 2019
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My visit was very informative and straight forward.

Oct 4, 2019
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Wait time was over an hour with no explanation.

Oct 3, 2019
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It was the 1st time I met Dr. Estes for my knee. I met him for someone else & found him easy to talk to about my bones. He gave me good information & answered my questions so I could understand him.

Sep 27, 2019
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Dr Estes has treated me for knee and hip issues for about 15 months. He is friendly, accessible, knowledgable, and an excellent communicator. I have recommended him to freinds and would again without hesitation.

Sep 19, 2019
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Dr Estes and entire team was fantastic!!!!

Sep 19, 2019
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I was happy to see Dr. C. Estes two years after he preformed my first hip replacement. I have great confidence knowing he will be preforming the replacement of my second hip!

Sep 19, 2019
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doc Estes is great

Sep 18, 2019
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I waited for 1- 1/2 hrs. to be seen. Doc was dissmissive about my alternative methods of personal care.

Sep 13, 2019
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This was my FIRST visit and he did have an "emergency" shortly before I had my appointment. I had someone picking me up. So I had to cut it short.

Sep 12, 2019
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its always tough for me to meet new doctors. ive been treated so badly because of the way i look. i used to work in music, never had an addiction problem or anything but its always an awful experience. i didnt get this at all yesterday. none of the cockiness and ego, dr estes was receptive and kind and i cant tell you how much of a difference that makes when someone is about to cut you open and cut things up.

Sep 4, 2019
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It was good & satisfaction visit.

Aug 30, 2019
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The clinic was not opened at 8 am and there was no receptionist. The xray technician let me in and the MA gave me the required paperwork. Dr. Estes is great though.

Aug 21, 2019
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Dr. ESTES is a very good doctor and his staff are very friendly and very nice.

Aug 21, 2019
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Office closed door for lunch and we waited in hall for over 30 minutes.

Aug 21, 2019
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Wait time was a little long but I know he is busy.

Aug 8, 2019
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I have full confidence in dr Estes and feel safe in his care

Aug 2, 2019
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Doctor indicated he was too busy to prepare ahead for my consultation; left me sitting in his exam room for more than 15 minutes unexpectedly and apparently did not want me to see what he was doing; made it clear that he preferred not to treat me; assumed the information I tried to explain came from the Internet which he said was "usually wrong", never mind the assumption was inaccurate; overall wasted his and my time.

Aug 1, 2019
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I am very comfortable with Dr Estes and trust him completely

Aug 1, 2019
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Dr Estes explained everything I needed to know, he listened to me, answered my questions and gave me several options for treatment.

Jul 25, 2019
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Dr. Estes explained to me the criteria for me to have a knee replacement in a respectful way which I appreciated.

Jul 22, 2019
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I am following Dr. Estes from Adventist Medical Center to Emanuel Hospital for my hip replacement surgery.

Jul 18, 2019
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A smile would have helped with my nervousness.

Jul 17, 2019
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Dr Estes is very knowledgeable and courteous. I feel as I am in the best of care for my orthopedic needs

Jul 11, 2019
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Excellent doctor

Jul 10, 2019
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Dr Estes is a cool customer and great surgeon... I'm 9 days post surgery and it's early, but pre-op pain was an 8 and now I'm feeling like a 2. My daughter commented my old walking pain expression no longer registers on my face

Jun 19, 2019
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I had knee replacement surgery. I was scared and a little overwhelmed. Dr. Estes and Dr. Beyer told me in a way I could understand what was going to happen. They took me through it step by step. They told me they would be there for me through recovery and if I ever had any questions. I felt like I was in very good hands.
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