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: 4.7 OUT OF 5 ( 174 RATINGS & 75 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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4.7 out of 5     174 Ratings     75 Comments

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 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 & 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

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 & I'm still waiting for that call. Why not do it when you are there & 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 & 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 "FIRST VISIT" 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.

Sep 16, 2021
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This Dr. Estes, had NO personality!

Sep 16, 2021
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He understood what I am going thru and provided excellent advice.

Sep 13, 2021
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The provider was very honest and upfront about my health issue.

Sep 3, 2021
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Got me in early. Got my knee injection and back to work quickly. Very efficient. Every one there is super nice and professional.

Aug 31, 2021
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Dr Estes is very thorough and seems to care for his patients health needs.

Aug 30, 2021
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Great surgeon. Very thorough and competent.

Aug 30, 2021
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Everyone I came in contact with was very friendly and professional.

Aug 27, 2021
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Dr.was professional and straight to the point about my condition

Aug 26, 2021
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Dr Estes helped me when nobody else would

Aug 26, 2021
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The doctor was extremely accurate in predicting how my post operation recovery would be which contributed to a much easier experience for me.

Aug 20, 2021
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Knowable. Went through process of to what the future holds for my knee

Aug 19, 2021
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Dr. Estes explained everything that was going on.

Aug 19, 2021
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I had a good experiences. Dr. Estes is easy to talk to.

Aug 19, 2021
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All questions answered/explained. Doctor could be a tad brisk but, when asked to explain knowledge and anatomy, was very thorough and clear. I was comfortable with clear no-nonsense approach (it's my approach as well). However, with patients who were more timid or unsure about how to ask follow-up questions about their knee issues, a little extra 'bedside manner' might lead to better communication.

Aug 19, 2021
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Very cordial, professional staff.

Aug 16, 2021
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Dr Estes and team always go over and above in there treatment.. Professional snd spot on with diagnosis snd treatment.I am lucky to be in the care of this amazing team!!

Aug 16, 2021
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[name removed] is very shy and she has stated that Dr.Estes is her favorite dr. Always a good experience with him

Aug 13, 2021
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Simple human error occurred: During my office visit the MD entered a wrong location for a Radiology procedure at Emanuel Hospital so that I had to contact the office later to fix the order entry before they could schedule me.

Aug 9, 2021
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I have great confidence in Dr. Estes. He is very confident & re-assuring.

Aug 9, 2021
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I have had nothing but a good experience on all my visits with Doctor Estes Christopher and his team, and everyone at Legacy Emanuel. Thank you sincerely.

Aug 9, 2021
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Dismissive, abrupt, and didn't admit he could not provide the recommended treatment himself

Aug 9, 2021
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Always great care and explained all the questions I have very personable and care great atmosphere.

Jul 19, 2021
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I hadn't seen the doctor for nearly 2 years because he said my hip was fine, no need to replace. Came back and he went off about something else in my medical history versus this being a true injury and an 8-year journey that now I get a new hip after all. He's not the friendliest surgeon. Unfortunately I have had worse surgeon attitudes.

Jun 25, 2021
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Dr Estes helped me to decide my next step in medical care. He is easy to talk with.

Jun 7, 2021
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Dr. Estes was very helpful. I enjoyed meeting him and his staff. I feel really positive and excited about the upcoming surgery.

Jun 4, 2021
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Provider was knowledgeable to my injury broken knee cap from a fall.

Jun 4, 2021
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This Doctor was a referral from my pain management Doctor to look at my knee. I already had xrays before hand. This Doctor focused more about my weight. I'm well aware I have to lose weight but he didnt even go over my xrays to explain what was happening to my knee. His referral was appropriate for my weight. He didnt even touch my knee as reported in his notes. Doctor seemed tired or distracted. However he was polite and appeared to be friendly. I learned more about my problem from the xray technician and my pain doctor about my situation

Jun 4, 2021
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great

May 28, 2021
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won't have full knowledge until post-surgery. the initial visit was fine.

May 27, 2021
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long wait.

May 24, 2021
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very friendly, knowledgeable, and personable

May 24, 2021
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All the staff were exceptionally kind and patient.
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