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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. Dr. Hess is on staff at Shriners Hospital where he is the Director of Hand Surgery. Dr. Hess is also an active participant in the trauma service at Tampa General Hospital and is on staff at Columbia Brandon Medical Center.

Testimonials

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.

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  • Anthony Hudson, PA-C

Credentials

  • 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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