Dr. Alfred Hess, MD

Dr. Alfred Hess, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Alfred Hess, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.

305 E Brandon Blvd

Brandon, FL 33511

Contact Information

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
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Wrist Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hess "My patients are extremely important to me. I enjoy being able to help them return to happy, fulfilling lives."

3  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Eczema
  • Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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37  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hess' Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hess to family and friends
31 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Hess' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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Excellent surgeon
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Thank you!

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Exceptional patient contact.
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