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

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Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 100 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
- 4.6 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 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
- 4.5 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 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 >
Jan 17
I have full confidence in Dr. Hess. He explained to me in great detail what was going on and he showed me my x-rays and explained it in words I understood.
Jan 12
My case is extremely complicated and Dr. Hess has never given up on trying to help me. It makes me feel he truly cares about me as an individual and will do anything to help me.
Dec 29, 2016
Dr. Hess & PA team truly caring and provided pt care with integrity.
Dec 29, 2016
Dr. Hess is awesome. We trust him explicitly.
Dec 1, 2016
Frustrated with waiting for a long time with a child.
Nov 22, 2016
Dr. Hess and his staff are the absolute best!!
Nov 8, 2016
I am extremely pleased with the care and support given by Dr. Hess and staff.
Oct 31, 2016
Dr. Hess was very helpful and understanding.
Oct 27, 2016
He was gracious to show concern for my bad pregnancy day.
Oct 13, 2016
Dr. Hess is the BEST! PA-C is also so great with all info!!
Aug 4, 2016
dr Hess is very thorough and informative
Aug 2, 2016
Never felt rushed or just a number being processed through "the system."
Jul 28, 2016
Many thanks to Dr. Fred Hess for taking the extra time to call my Son, and discuss my case.
June 9, 2016
Good surgeon, caring, knowledgeable.
June 9, 2016
Doesn't listen well or pay attention to concerns; also felt I was lied to in order to get me released.
June 2, 2016
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, 2016
Dr Hess is why I continue to use Geisinger.
Apr 28, 2016
I seen Fred Hess he is a wonderful and caring provider
March 10, 2016
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.