Alfred V. Hess, M.D.

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My patients are my main priority and remain extremely important to me. I enjoy being able to help them return to happy, fulfilling lives.

Dr. Alfred Hess is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the upper extremity. He began his practice with Florida Orthopaedic Institute in March 1995. Prior to Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Hess was a full-time physician with the University of South Florida. He is a native of Ohio and a graduate of John Carroll University. He received a Master of Science Degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1985 and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh College of Medicine. Dr. Hess then completed a year of fellowship training in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Hess is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also has attained the Certificate of Added Qualification of Hand Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is also the Director of hand surgery at the University of South Florida, orthopedic department. Dr. Hess is on staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute surgery center and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Hess is also an active participant in the trauma service at Tampa General Hospital.

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Everyone there is very friendly, and they do their job well. Dr. Hess always has a nice smile. He makes me smile too, even if I’ve had a hard day.

Ellen D.

This was my first visit to Dr. Hess’s office. Everyone was very professional. Dr. Hess went over all of my options for my condition. I would highly recommend him.

Karen C.

Dr. Hess is pleasant, knowledgeable, and excellent at administering treatment. Also, just a nice guy!!

Gary S.

Dr. Hess was great. He diagnosed the problem, gave me a solution, did the surgery, and all went as planned. I’m still healing; it’s only been four weeks since the surgery, but I’m at 98% with mobility/agility already, about 80% of strength is back, and I can do just about anything I need (get dressed, work, workout, etc.), and only feel slight pain when I hit my hand by accident or forget it’s still healing and do too much.

Dee A.

Dr. Hess and his entire office staff were very efficient and kind and caring. I didn’t have to wait long to be seen upon arriving for my appointment. Dr. Hess and his associate Dr. Levine reviewed everything regarding my injury and all options for treatment. Their caring and compassion truly made me feel good that I chose to be treated by Dr. Hess and his great staff at his office.

Phyllis G.

Dr. Hess and the team are a pleasure to see. It is run very efficiently. Once I sat down, I was called in and seen within 5 minutes. My appointment was at 11:00 am, and I had everything taken care of by 12:00 pm.

Sue B.

Explained my treatment in detail and answered all my questions. Very knowledgeable and professional.

Debbie F.

My recent surgery went perfectly. I felt informed through the entire process, and Dr. Hess, his associates, and the surgery staff were wonderful. Thank you, Dr. Hess.

Susan M.

The best of the BEST!! What an amazing Doctor…would refer Dr. Hess to you with the highest of ratings.

Deanna A.

Dr. Hess is a godsend. He is such a great surgeon. He was able to take care of my joint surgery when all others said no. Always takes the time to listen and is very caring. Highly recommended.

Steve T.

Dr. Hess is a spectacular doctor. He has done wonders with an old injury to my right hand and he has made me very pleased with the job he has done for me. The staff is wonderful and the service is very friendly and great.

Thomas H.

Dr. Hess and his assistants have always provided the best possible patient care. By far the best I have ever had.

Alan F.

I’ve been going to Dr. Hess and his team for many years now for hand related issues. They are truly the best and I would highly recommend them! If you really want to get experienced professional help, you need to call them! So much improvement!

Terri H.

Great doctor!!! Super knowledgeable, friendly and listened to my complaints!! Would recommend him 100%!!

Linda H.

They treat you with respect and are very concerned to help with your condition. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Feel very relieved after seeing the doctor. Great treatment.

Reina E.

Dr. Hess performed surgery on my left hand for carpal tunnel in January. My condition was severe and will take some time to heal completely. I have scheduled surgery for my right hand this upcoming November. One of my visits was with Tony Hudson, PA-C. He helped me with a very painful shoulder due to arthritis. Tony injected Cortisone in the right shoulder. I was pain free by the time I left the office. I am very happy with this FOI team. Thank you all!

Diane W.

Love Dr. Hess. He’s very pleasant and he makes you feel at home!

Sabrina K.

Dr. Hess is a great surgeon.  After using my hands so often when I was working, I developed severe pain over time.  Dr. Hess performed surgery and my hands are back to normal.  He, along with his team, are great people who communicate your condition and treatment plan well.  Dr. Hess has very good bedside manner.

Luther H.

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.

David C.

Dr. Hess and his entire team did a great job. I had immediate pain relief after the surgery. The entire process from the first visit to the last post-op visit was excellent.

Donald S.

Excellent doctor and surgeon! He 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!

Kris L.

On September 15th, I shot myself with a .45 hollow point bullet through my left dominant hand. The damage to my palm, joint and middle finger bones, tendons and nerves was extensive. You could put a roll of quarters through the wreckage of my hand. Dr. Miranda met me at the Brandon Regional Hospital Emergency Room and after assessment contacted Dr. Hess for consultation. Dr. Miranda through surgery stabilized my hand. Six weeks later, Dr. Hess recommended a digital resection as my best option. He explained that by removing the middle finger near the wrist and moving the index finger to the middle finger position I would stand the best chance for the greatest hand functionality. The surgery was a success and through coordinated Occupational Therary at the hands of Sue Mokris today five months later I can as examples: type, tie my shoes, grasp change handed to me, thread a needle and play catch with my grandchildren, all pain free and without limitation. The team at Florida Orthopaedic Institute always addressed my concerns and met every expectation I had with reasonable explanations and options. While I hope to never need their services again, if needed I will consult the professionals at Florida Orthopaedic and highly recommend Dr. Hess and his team for hand trauma.

Scott P.

I’ve been his patient since 2000 and this past year due to car wreck , I have had 5 surgery’s with Dr. Hess. Because of him and his honesty and respect. I can use my arms as best as possible. I love him and his staff. Tony and Ebony are the best. They have such compassion for the patients and respect. Never had I had a better doctor.


Patty L.


  • Fellowship, Hand, Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Fellowship, Hand, Tampa Orthopaedic Program
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Research, Allegheny Singer Research Institute
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Medical Degree, University of Cincinnati

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