Christopher Estes, DO

Accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

4.6 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 robotic-assisted, minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, including direct anterior total hip, total knee, 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 University as well as his residency, where he performed his total joint training at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. In his free time, Dr. Estes enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking and spending time with his two children.

Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center
Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency, Phoenix, AZ.
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:  4.6 out of 5.0

  Apr 1, 2024
The provider listened to my concerns and thoughtfully presented options.

  Mar 29, 2024
Waited over an over. Imaging not reviewed prior to visit.Waited 6 weeks to find out referred to wrong provider, if pre-visit planning or referral review was part of the process, both my time, and the providers would have been respected, in addition a patient who needed care could of been seen.

  Mar 18, 2024
I think all the staff are fantastic! From the receptionists to the assistant to both the X-ray techs to the provider himself. They were friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and answered my questions and laughed at my lame on the verge of dad jokes

  Mar 18, 2024
Very good experience, thank you for your services.

  Mar 18, 2024
Surgeon who is the very best at what he does and who is not only efficient but personable and always answers my questions.

  Mar 11, 2024
Dr Estes provided me with tremendous pain relief (non-narcotic) for an arthritic knee

  Mar 8, 2024
The staff and doctor are very polite. I like my doctor very much he is direct and to the point. A good experience.

  Feb 26, 2024
Great service all around: please stay this way; you all are wonderful!

  Feb 26, 2024
Was very good

  Feb 23, 2024
Dr Estes was thorough, responsive and professional. Appreciate the visit and nurse follow up when I called to leave Sports Medicine appointment information.

  Feb 19, 2024
I have always had good care here. This appt was on a day when they had lower than normal staff. They were obviously pushed to see everyone. But we're very helpful and cfriendly.

  Feb 9, 2024
Doctor is very skilled and knows his stuff!Problem: pain management. Steroid injection could not be done, I can't take NSAIDS, already using Tylenol and conservative management. No other options available.

  Feb 5, 2024
Quality Care

  Jan 12, 2024
Had to wait a long time but was warned that they were behind schedule. Staff was very helpful.

  Jan 8, 2024
I was treated with the best respect and highly recommend Dr. Estes! He explained and answered all my questions and I ask to see my x-rays, which he went over all with me! Great doctor!

  Dec 11, 2023
Very caring. I came on the wrong date. I was so embarrassed, but they were kind and got me another appointment very quickly.

  Dec 7, 2023
Everything was perfect. Except! Parking ticket validation machine failed. Ticket not processed.

  Dec 7, 2023
Dr. Estes was awesome! I would highly recommend him to anybody I know family and friends. I certainly trust his diagnosis for me. I came in thinking I had hip pain knowing I had back issues and he definitely said it was my SI joints he has referred me for a floral guided injection, that I am going to take care of, and hopefully this will get me out of pain and I will not be crippled any longer

  Dec 4, 2023
The Dr. Visit was great... Plus the Dr. Was so nice to look at.. Great eye candy for sure.. 100% satisfied

  Nov 30, 2023
A very positive experience. I felt that the medical help I received was excellent.

  Nov 27, 2023
This provider is a specialist/surgeon, not a primary care provider.

  Nov 16, 2023
Dr. Estes explained everything to me about my MRI that was taken of my left hip. He is kind and patient every time I see him.

  Nov 13, 2023
Dr Estes is world class. Over the past weekend I had a problem following my hip surgery He was right on it. Called a script and made an appointment for me. He is exceptional!!!

  Nov 6, 2023
Dr. Was rude. No eye contact. I feel that he careless about my health. I won't get surgery with him at all. I won't put my health in his hand again I will go to another facility to get my surgery. I don't trust him.

  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.