Dr. Alfred Hess, MD

Dr. Alfred Hess, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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62 y/o
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Dr. Alfred Hess, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

560 Lakewood Dr Ste 101

Brandon, FL 33510
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Coventry Health Care of Florida PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hess' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wrist Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hess performs Wrist Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hess performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Total Wrist Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hess performs Trigger Finger Release more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hess performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hess performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hess performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hess' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Eczema
  • Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain

About Me

Care Philosophy

My patients are extremely important to me. I enjoy being able to help them return to happy, fulfilling lives.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1992
Shriners Hospitals For Children
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Tampa Orthopaedic Program
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1987
Allegheny Singer Research Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Mercy Hospital Of Pittsburgh
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
John Carroll University
Undergraduate School
1992
1992
1991
1987
1986
1985
1976

Awards

Dr. Hess' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hess

3.1

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
51.351351351351354%
(19)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
2 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
1 Star
43.24324324324324%
(16)

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  • Staff friendliness
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I was very happy with the service I received from Dr. Hess. His staff and assistants were also very helpful. I just had my second rotator cuff repaired this week. Dr. Hess communicated with me very well and took time to answer all my questions. I would recommend Dr. Hess to anyone needing his services.
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Dr. Hess fixed my carpel tunnel in both hands! No problems. He has a wonderful staff.
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I came in for tendinitis. I also told him about numb fingers and thumb and pointer cramping in my right hand. He said tendinitis will go away, but I can fix your carpal tunnel. Propathal, unconcius for 30 minutes. No hangover. Imeaditly went to lunch with a friend. Next morning I could feel my fingers again. No more cramping. Why didn't I know about this 10 years ago? Thank you Dr. Hess.
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Dr Hess and his entire team did a great job. I had immediate pain relief after the surgery. The entire process from first visit to last post op visit was excellent.
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Excellent doctor and surgeon!!! Was right on with my son's diagnosis (he had a rare condition in his right elbow). You will not get warm fuzzies from Dr. Hess if that's what you're looking for but you will get a smart, thorough, knowledgeable surgeon who knows what he's doing. I will take knowledge and expertise over warm fuzzies any day when it comes to picking a doctor/surgeon. Don't get me wrong, he is a very nice man, just short and to the point. His P.A. Tony is equally awesome!!!!
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Extremely brusque, rude. I was a workmens comp patient. As soon as I got to the office after waiting months for an appointment he goes out side speaking to a staff and say why did you bring a Workmen’s Comp. patient here I don’t treat them anymore! He said you will be my last one. I had carpel tunnel surgery on both wrists in separate surgeries. He rated me at 0 which is not accurate. He didn’t wish to take time with WC papers. I continue have problems with wrists.
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Excellent surgeon... fixed the thumb on my right hand when I broke a tendon in it and now am going back to him to get my left broken shoulder fixed. I was referred to him by a doctor in Lakeland where I live and he is the best... and even though it's a bit of a ways from Lakeland, he's every bit worth the trip! Very compassionate, understanding and explains everything before, the day of and after the surgery... I wouldn't go to anyone else! :)
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Excellent surgeon
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Exceptional patient contact.
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