Andrew Hester, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery- Joint Replacements

Joint Reconstruction Center, 3414 Golden Road, Tyler, TX

(903) 939-7554

Dr. Andrew Hester is a Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in hip and knee arthroplasty. He treats all conditions related to hip and knee arthroplasty from arthritis to painful or dysfunctional hip and knee replacements. He has had extensive training in direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty, robotic-assisted hip and knee arthroplasty, and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (partial knee replacement).

Dr. Hester was born and raised in Rockwall, TX. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. This was followed by medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas where he was inducted into the AOA National Honor Medical Society for his academic achievements as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his clinical care, leadership, and dedication to service. After medical school, Dr. Hester completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth and his adult reconstruction fellowship at The CORE Institute in Phoenix, AZ. During fellowship, he received extensive training in robotic and computer assisted total hip and knee arthroplasty, direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty, as well as complex and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty.

Dr. Hester is passionate about what he does and feels honored to serve the East Texas community by restoring function and quality of life to those suffering from hip and knee pain. Outside of work, he likes to exercise and grill. Most importantly, Dr. Hester and his wife, Andrea, have 4 young children who keep them very busy. They enjoy outdoor activities, sports, and traveling.

  • Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Total knee Arthroplasty
  • Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Complex and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (Partial Knee Replacement)
  • Hip and Knee Pain
  • Hip and Knee Arthritis
  • Non-Operative Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Pain

Arizona Medical Board, 2021- current
Texas Medical Board, 2018- current

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School- Dallas, TX
Doctor of Medicine, 2016

Abilene Christian University- Abilene, TX
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, 2012
Summa Cum Laude

Fellowship
CORE INSTITUTE, Phoenix, AZ, 2021-2022
Adult Hip & Knee Reconstruction

Residency
John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX, 2017-2021
Resident Physician- Orthopedic Surgery

John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX, 2016-2017
Internship-Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Intensive Care

“Own It” Award– John Peter Smith Hospital, 2018
Academic Achievement Award– John Peter Smith Hospital, 2018
Professionalism Award– John Peter Smith Hospital, 2017
AOA Honor Medical Society– UT Southwestern Medical School, elected 2015
Gold Humanism Honor Society– UT Southwestern Medical School, elected 2015
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society– Abilene Christian University, 2012
University Scholar– Abilene Christian University, 2012
Dean’s Honor Roll– Abilene Christian University, elected 7 times 2008-2012

Patellar Fracture Non-Union with Acquired Patella Baja: A Case Report
Cooley D, Williams T, Hester A, Wagner R
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital
Poster presented at Louis Levy Symposium, Orthopaedic Surgery, June 2018

Saphenous Vein Graft Body Lesions Have Higher Lipid Content Compared to Anastomotic Lesions: A Near-Infrared Spectroscopy In Vivo Study
Fuh E, Hester A, Patel V, Mogabgab O, Abdullah S, Banerjee S, Brilakis E
Poster presented at the American College of Cardiology, 2013

A Colorful Approach to ACU’s Biodiesel Process
Abilene Christian University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Podium Presentation at Welch Summer Research Institute, 2011

Knotless Webspace Reconstruction Technique for Central Metacarpal Ray Resections
Merwin R, Hester A, Pientka W
Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. May 2021, 26(1): 57-62.

Saphenous Vein Graft Body Lesions Have Higher Lipid Content Compared to Anastomotic Lesions: A Near-Infrared Spectroscopy In Vivo Study.
Fuh E, Hester A, Patel V, Mogabgab O, Abdullah S, Banerjee S, Brilakis E
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. March 2013, 61(10_S)

Clinic Address: Garden Level, 3414 Golden Road, Tyler, TX
Main Appointment Line: (903) 939-7501
Direct Line: (903) 939-7554
Fax Line: (903) 617-6016