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Orthopaedics Spine Surgery Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822

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Hess, William Fred, MD, FAAOS Visit for information on William Fred Hess, MD, FAAOS. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 90 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified, 1992
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopaedics


  • Univ. of South Florida, College of Medicine 1981


  • U. of South Florida and Affiliated Hospitals 1982


  • U. of South Florida and Affiliated Hospitals 1989


  • Kansas University Medical Center 1990

Clinical Interests:

Pedoatric scoliosis, pediatric kyphosis, any pediatric spine condition or injury

Related Interests:

Team physician for Danville High School Ironmen football team,
teaches courses on spinal deformity and trauma.

Professional Memberships:

  • Foundation for Orthopaedics and Complex Spine

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.8 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.6 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.7 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.6 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.7 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.6 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Aug 4
dr Hess is very thorough and informative
Aug 2
Never felt rushed or just a number being processed through "the system."
Jul 28
Many thanks to Dr. Fred Hess for taking the extra time to call my Son, and discuss my case.
June 9
Good surgeon, caring, knowledgeable.
June 9
Doesn't listen well or pay attention to concerns; also felt I was lied to in order to get me released.
June 2
Dr. Hess explained his care plan in detail, and showed me what was on my MRI and x-rays which validated my problems and his recommendations.
May 5
Dr Hess is why I continue to use Geisinger.
Apr 28
I seen Fred Hess he is a wonderful and caring provider
March 10
Dr. Hess has done everything possible to help my complicated orthopedic health problems and continues to help me. He has not given up on me and I don't think he will until we are both happy with the outcome.
Jan 26
I believe that my son is receiving perfectly adequate care. I have no reason to think that it is better care than he would receive from other pediatric orthopedics practices in my area. If my son had a more serious problem, I would certainly have him treated at a premiere national clinic. In contrast, I am an oncology patient in Geisinger, and I believe that I am receiving truly state-of-the-art care.
Jan 7
I absolutely love Dr. Hess and what he has done for me during my spinal fusion process. i have already recommended him to several people needing spinal work or evaluations..I cant speak highly enough of this man.. and his team..
Dec 31, 2015
Dr. Hess is the most amazing surgeon. I recommend him to anyone who has a child needing his services. He will always be air go to.
Dec 31, 2015
impressed with Dr. Hess - Would highly recommend him
Dec 2, 2015
I cannot say enough about Dr. Hess - very good ortho surgeon, a - great man. He has my highest praise.
Nov 5, 2015
Nurse conducted most of the pre-admission session and Dr. Fred Hess entered the room and as usual offers that warm and secure greeting and handshake. Stress level is high before a serious surgery, this being my third orthopedic fusion and a fourth scheduled for Jan. 22. 15. The patient needs to know that every concern is heard and that you are in the care of a professional team such as Dr. Hess' team.