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

4.5 out of 5    112 Ratings    48 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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4.5 out of 5     112 Ratings     48 Comments

Dec 24, 2020
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Dr Estes is always polite, kind, respectful, professional, and informative. He has provided excellent care and the results of his surgical care have exceeded my expectations. I have and will continue to recommend to anyone needing orthopedic services.

Dec 3, 2020
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Honestly, I have to say that I could feel a little impatience on the provider's part as I continued to ask clarification questions. Although he did answer all of my questions, he at some point expressed a need to move on to another matter or patient. Even in the process of getting precise information, I am able to intuitively evaluate whether or not I feel a connection with a provider. So, I would have to say that he was a bit hard edge clinical and not warm or comfortable in his bedside manner.

Nov 9, 2020
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The finest Orthopedic Doctor I have had the Providence to know!

Nov 5, 2020
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Thank you!

Nov 2, 2020
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Dr. Estes was 50 minutes late. He did not apologize or introduce himself. He was very rude and condescending. He did not listen and he was not interested in hearing how my injury happened. He gave me the option of cortisone and offered no follow up or suggestions on what to do next. He also said that treatment would be a knee replacement but that he was booked out until after January. When I asked for an MRI he said no. One of the very rudest health care providers I have ever encountered in 30 years.

Oct 15, 2020
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Dr. Estes was always very professional and explained everything to me.

Oct 8, 2020
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All good staff were very helpful met all my needs. Thanks.

Oct 5, 2020
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Good all around.

Oct 5, 2020
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Oh he was okay and seemed to know about knees, but I had the feeling he was a bit impatient about being there and though he waited and answered my questions, I just felt like he wanted to leave and on a personal level didn't care so much. I went away thinking he must be a surgeon because that has been my experience with surgeons. They seem busy and like they need to get on to the next thing. I didn't feel a lot of compassion in him.

Sep 21, 2020
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on good or bad

Sep 16, 2020
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Dr. Estes very helpful, professional, and interested.

Sep 14, 2020
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Dr. Estes seemed to be very competent & professional.

Sep 14, 2020
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This was my first appointment with this specialist, we talked about the medical issues and set a date for surgery. It was all good.

Sep 11, 2020
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Critical of other providers opinions and treatment recommendations.

Sep 10, 2020
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No bad experience. I saw him after I had back surgery with another specialist. He is not my primary physician. Orthopedic.

Aug 24, 2020
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I've always been impressed with my medical providers at Legacy Health and will continue to trust and respect them. Clear, concise communication goes a long ways to establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with any medical provider.

Aug 24, 2020
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suggestions to avoid surgery, loose weight and PE

Aug 20, 2020
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I had the best team! I am walking & walking up and down stairs without hand rails, slowly and carefully, only and exactly one month after my surgical. Erica ? was the most wonderful young lady nurse during my stay at the hospital -> she's the best & Dr. Estes is a great dr. with a great team!

Aug 6, 2020
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I go to this provider for my orthopedic problems and I would never go anywhere different. the doc explains so I understand and is very attentive at and after surgery.

Jul 16, 2020
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my wait time was over an hour, I understand that there may have been an emergency prior to my appointment time but this was not relayed to me.

Jul 13, 2020
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Not sure all he did was examine and predict recommend treatment. He has not treated me yet.

Jul 13, 2020
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extremely long wait to see provider

Jun 22, 2020
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I was very pleased to have xrays done AND the consultation about those xrays at the same visit. I'm also very pleased that I was able to schedule surgery much sooner than originally discussed.

Jun 8, 2020
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He explains the situation clearly, and answered all my questions.

Jun 4, 2020
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Dr Estes is outstanding. He is well informed and informative, accessible and friendly. The hip replacement he performed was successful beyond all expectations. I cannot make enough positive comments about my experience as his patient.

May 22, 2020
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We looked in detail at my hip x-ray. We are both satisfied that my condition no longer needs annual check-ups, and can be done every 3 years. I have absolute confidence in Dr Estes.

May 15, 2020
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It was a first time visit with Dr. Estes. I am looking for a new orthopedic surgeon and I think that I have found him. I was impressed by his listening skills.

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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On initial visit told me pain was in my head. Didn't do a very good job of explaining, didn't share x-rays.

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 is a good surgeon, he has been very kind to me.

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 31, 2020
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1. Provider was late. 2. Staff had missed my x-rays. 3. Provider was rushed, not taking my comments seriously, clearly focused on getting on to next patient.

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
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