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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 Geisinger.org 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 97 ratings
13 comments

Practicing Specialties:

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

Education:

  • Univ. of South Florida, College of Medicine 1981

Internship:

  • U. of South Florida and Affiliated Hospitals 1982

Residency:

  • U. of South Florida and Affiliated Hospitals 1989

Fellowship:

  • Kansas University Medical Center 1990
    Spine

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
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.7 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
- 4.6 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 >
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.
Aug 27, 2015
*Dr. Hess & *Kati are STELLAR.
Aug 20, 2015
Dr. Hess is the most wonderful surgeon. I could not have asked for better!
Aug 6, 2015
Exceptional good experience.
Jul 30, 2015
Both *Dr. Hess and *Miss Lyons PAC were both excellent.
June 25, 2015
Dr. Hess is an outstanding dr.
Apr 30, 2015
Dr. Hess, greeting, relayed to me that he was a professional and here to help the patient. Through exam relayed the same message. I am here to aces your issues. Very pleasant domineer. Explained his thoughts on how he would correct my serious spinal problems. Asked me questions about how I feel about previous surgeries. Dr. Hess helped me understand my x-rays by using a hand drawn diagram of what he learned about my spine deformity in viewing my x-rays. This was very helpful. I am very impressed with this physician.
Apr 9, 2015
I always feel Dr. Hess interested in what I have to say about my problem - I always leave feeling I was well taken care of!
Apr 9, 2015
Dr. Hess is a wonderful doctor considerate, caring, kind, he did my 2 spinal surgeries. The best doctor! (PA was very nice also.)
Apr 2, 2015
Dr. Hess always shows concern for my problems.
March 12, 2015
Dr. Hess admitted he doesn't know what continues to cause my pain - he was open & honest. It doesn't help my pain, but he was HONEST.
March 10, 2015
Dr. Hess was very attentive, thorough, kind, made sure David's x-rays were done properly. Very impressed. Thanks!