Dr. Dana Hess, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Dr. Dana Hess, MD
Personal Statement Dr. Hess' early education began on active duty with the Air Force where he trained as a Physical Therapy Assistant with a specialty of Sports Rehabilitation. He began professional education at Weber State University, UT and completed his Baccalaureate in Science at University of Nebraska. He graduated with Honors from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program and served nearly four years as a PA with the Air Force, during which, he graduated with his Masters Degree. Dr. Hess completed his Medical Doctorate at University of Nebraska College of Medicine, graduating with Distinction. He graduated a member of the prestigious, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society (http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org), reserved for top medical graduates. He completed an internship in general surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center and served 2 years on Active Duty in the US Air Force as a licensed physician. During that time he was deployed with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing (ACC), Ali Al Salem AB. Upon return, he began residency in orthopaedic surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. During residency he received specific training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Rady Childrens Hospital, San Diego, CA. Also, Sports and Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. His Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery training was accomplished at University of Texas at San Antonio as well as at SAMMC, treating both severe orthopaedic civilian trauma as well as military trauma suffered by deployed personnel in Afghanistan, and abroad. He completed fellowship training in hand surgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hess' medical interests encompass all pathology from the shoulder to the fingertips. He is especially interested in the treatment and reconstruction of wrist problems and traumatic injuries to the upper extremities. Dr. Hess is an active member of Alpha Omega Alpha National and Nebraska Chapter (AOA), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) Dr. Hess is currently board eligible in orthopaedic surgery and has passed his written board exams from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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    Dr. Hess' Reviews

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    5.0
    based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)
    Dr. Hess' Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Comments (3)
    in Susanville, CA |
    I live in a rural area with limited access to specialists. My search for this needed specialty lead me to Dr. Hess' office. I am glad it did. His staff excels at blending time management, friendliness, and courteousness, thereby allowing Dr. Hess to spend quality time with his patients. Question and answer sessions did not feel rushed. Dr. Hess is talented, knowledgeable, and experienced, and I have complete confidence in my treatment and have greatly benefited from it. Thank you Dr. Hess.
    in marysville CA |
    Doctor Hess is an amazing Doctor I cut my hand very bad on top of my hand I hurt it at work so they took me to the hospital at Marrysville they could not get my bleeding to stop the doctor that operated on me,she cut my tendons to short trying to repair them all she did was make it almost impossible for Doctor hess to fix my hand but because he is an amazing surgeon he has made the impossible happen I am going to have a full recovery I would tell any of my friends he will do an amazing job
    in Vacaville, CA |
    Dr Hess preformed my carpel tunnel surgery. He did an excellent job. My left had use to go into a spasm and was very weak.I had to ask my wife to open jars for me. Now I'm 3 months after surgery. I open my own jars and you can see increased muscle mass. I have a minimal scar and I'm enjoying my improved function. I would recommed dr Hess to anyone
    Thank you Mr. Oliver. It was a pleasure taking care of you.
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    Personal Statement

    Dr. Hess' early education began on active duty with the Air Force where he trained as a Physical Therapy Assistant with a specialty of Sports Rehabilitation.  He began professional education at  Weber State University, UT and completed his Baccalaureate in Science at University of Nebraska. He graduated with Honors from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program and served nearly four years as a PA with the Air Force, during which, he graduated with his Masters Degree.  Dr. Hess completed his Medical Doctorate at University of Nebraska College of Medicine, graduating with Distinction.  He graduated a member of the prestigious, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society (http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org), reserved for top medical graduates. He completed an internship in general surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center and served 2 years on Active Duty in the US Air Force as a licensed physician.  During that time he was deployed with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing (ACC), Ali Al Salem AB.  Upon return, he began residency in orthopaedic surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.  During residency he received specific training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Rady Childrens Hospital, San Diego, CA.  Also, Sports and Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.  His Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery training was accomplished at University of Texas at San Antonio as well as at SAMMC, treating both severe orthopaedic civilian trauma as well as military trauma suffered by deployed personnel in Afghanistan, and abroad.  He completed fellowship training in hand surgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hess' medical interests encompass all pathology from the shoulder to the fingertips. He is especially interested in the treatment and reconstruction of wrist problems and traumatic injuries to the upper extremities. Dr. Hess is an active member of Alpha Omega Alpha National and Nebraska Chapter (AOA), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) Dr. Hess is currently board eligible in orthopaedic surgery and has passed his written board exams from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  

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    Clinical interests include: 1) Joint replacement of shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger; 2) Reconstruction of arthritic joints; 3) Complex elbow fractures; 4) Distal radius fractures; 5) Hand fractures; 6) Replantations; 7) Vascular and Nerve disorders; 8) Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow); 9) Tendinitis (deQuervain, extensor); 10) Trigger finger; 11) Dupuytren's contracture; 12) Ganglions/masses; 13) Carpal tunnel syndrome (endoscopic); 14) Cubital tunnel syndrome; and 15) Radial tunnel syndrome. All issues pertaining to the upper extremities are handled in my office.

    Dr. Hess says...

    Hand & Wrist SurgeryTendon Repair/ReconstructionThumb Arthritis SurgeryThumb Ligament Repair/ReconstructionWrist ArthroplastyArthroscopic Surgery of the WristTFCC repairForearm/Elbow/Humerus/Shoulder FracturesShoulder Arthroscopic SurgeryShoulder Replacement SurgeryRepair & Reconstruction of the Bicep TendonTennis Elbow SurgeryEndoscopic and Open Carpal Tunnel SurgeryUlnar Nerve Surgery at the Elbow and HandNerve Repairs and graftingTendon Transfers

    Dr. Hess' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Pinched Nerve
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Scaphoidectomy - Four Corner Fusion
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Tendon Disorders
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Injuries

    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Nebraska / College of Medicine

      Graduated in 2005

    • Internship Hospital
      Nebraska Med Ctr

      Completed in 2006

    • Residency Hospital
      San Antonio Military Med Ctr

      Completed in 2013

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Philadelphia Hand Ctr-Thomas Jefferson U

      Completed in 2014

    • Undergraduate School
      Nebraska Med Ctr

      Graduated in 1998

      Nebraska Medical Center

      Graduated in 2000

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Nerve Surgery
    • Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Arthrodesis
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tendon Surgery
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
    • Wrist Replacement