William J. Estes, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
220 Ratings


Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship: (Sports Medicine) Hughston Clinic, Columbus, Georgia


Dr. Estes practiced orthopedics in Iowa for three years before returning to Charleston. In his spare time, he enjoys running, golf, tennis, hanging out with his family, walking his Bernese mountain dog, and rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes.


  • Extensive experience in sports related injuries
  • Specializes in advanced arthroscopy of the elbow, knee, and shoulder as well as total shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements.

Dr. Estes is accepting new patients and most major insurance plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Provider showed concern
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
CP spoke using clear language
Provider explained things clearly
Provider included you in decisions
Patients' confidence in CP
Likelihood of recommending this provider


Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jan 30, 2020
Upon meeting Dr Estes, I quickly understood first hand why he was so highly recommended to me. His demeanor is very professional and friendly. He was very thorough and kind in assessing my problem but also very hopeful that we will get it under control and have me up and running (or swimming!) again in a few weeks.
Jan 30, 2020
The entire staff was outstanding! They work together very well, they were all so kind and all very professional.
Jan 15, 2020
DR Estes is the best very very talented surgeon and very easy to talk to. Great bedside manner and takes his time to explain everything in detail.
Dec 29, 2019
Dr. Estes was very easy to talk to. He explained the procedure well and did not seem to be in a rush to see his next patient.
Dec 20, 2019
Dr Estes is the best!!!
Dec 18, 2019
everyone is very friendly and professional
Dec 11, 2019
Doc was easy to talk to and we did not feel rushed like you do when you go to a lot of places. It felt easy and good.
Dec 11, 2019
Dr. Estes was awesome...felt like he cared and took his time with us.