William J. Estes, MD 

Fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
Sports Medicine

William Estes

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
5 out of 5
219 Ratings

Dr. Estes attended medical school at the University of Iowa and went on to complete his orthopedic training at MUSC in 2001. He completed his orthopedic training with a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA. He practiced orthopedics in Iowa for three years before returning to Charleston in 2005.

In his spare time, he enjoys running, golf, tennis, hanging out with his family, walking his Bernese mountain dog, Izzy, and rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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.
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
Care provider concern for questions/worries
Patients' confidence in Care provider
Care provider spoke using clear language


Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jul 24, 2019
Dr. Estes replaced my husband's shoulder 2 years ago. It was the best experience for him. I wouldn't put myself in anyone else's hands for my scheduled shoulder surgery!!
Jul 23, 2019
*Dr. Estes and *Cam are excellent!
Jul 17, 2019
I've already recommended Dr Estes to my wife, who is a patient there now.
Jun 17, 2019
I LOVE *Dr. Estes! He replaced both my knees & I've had no problems.
Jun 12, 2019
*Dr. Estes ranks in top 5% of his speciality (in my opinion.
May 29, 2019
I feel Dr Estes was very thorough in explaining my problem, what causes it, and how to fix it. I trust Dr Estes's recommendations.
May 18, 2019
I felt he treated me like a friend, not just a nameless patient. He listened carefully & responded to my concerns. I never felt rushed.
May 12, 2019
Excellent care provider...2nd surgery opportunity for Dr Estes for me personally
May 11, 2019
Dr. Estes is very good.
May 6, 2019
*Dr. Estes was great! He was very thorough with his explanations and advice.
May 1, 2019
dr Estes and cameron are top notch
Apr 29, 2019
I would highly recommend *Dr. Estes and *Cameron Olson - Such dedication is so refreshing.
Apr 29, 2019
waited 1.5 hours in exam room. all else was good.
Apr 25, 2019
Dr. Estes is an excellent doctor. He listens well, gives options, and takes time to get to know his patients. I frequently recommend him to others needing advice from an orthopedic surgeon.
Apr 17, 2019
very good
Apr 16, 2019
Dr Estes is awesome!
Apr 10, 2019
Dr Estes is what you hope to find in a physician. he is caring, always in a good mood, answers all questions in a way you can understand. You never feel like you are being rushed.
Mar 22, 2019
i felt i was in good hands with Dr Estes.. hus manner and explanations for treatment were realistic
Mar 22, 2019
Dr Estes provided explanation, offered alternatives.
Mar 21, 2019
Very good relationship.
Mar 20, 2019
I think Dr. Estes is awesome .
Mar 15, 2019
my family has returned to Dr Estes for several different issues and had always been well-pleased.
Mar 14, 2019
Hope that nothing else happens, but I still walk and ride horses. If it does you will be the first ones I call!
Mar 13, 2019
My referring dr had high praise for Dr Estes. He was right. Dr Estes is the real deal in orthopedics.
Mar 9, 2019
Mar 1, 2019
I would highly recommend Dr. Estes to anyone
Mar 1, 2019
I felt very comfortable with both the PA and the Dr. having listed to me and what my primary concerns were. My condition was explained very well to me as were my treatment options. I was very pleased with my appointment in all aspects.
Feb 27, 2019
Dr Estes and his PA were very thorough and very personable.
Feb 24, 2019
Both the Dr. and PA appear to work together well.
Feb 22, 2019