Allyson Estess, M.D.

Allyson Estess, M.D.

Dr. Allyson A. Estess is one of the orthopedic surgeons who are specializing in sports medicine currently affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. She is highly trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. Her practice also focuses on orthopedic trauma such as musculoskeletal injuries and fractures. Dr. Allyson A. Estess's own athletic experience led her to have a keen interest in sports medicine, injury prevention, and the treatment of female athletes. Her goal is to get athletes of all ages and all levels back to their activity, pain-free, as quickly and safely as possible. The physician is a former collegiate soccer player and a former U.S. Women's National Soccer Team player.

Dr. Allyson A. Essess is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. She has a professional experience of approximately 20 years and over this period, she has been the recipient of multiple awards, such as the Southern California Super Doctors "Rising Star" Award in 2019, the Administrative Chief Resident, USC Orthopedic Surgery, 2012-2013, and the Basic Science Excellence Award, UCI School of Medicine, 2005. The orthopedic surgeon also has a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.

Procedures Dr. Allyson Estess Performs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • United Healthcare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Corvel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • Workers' Compensation

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Education & Training

Medical Degree

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine


University of Southern California


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Southern California


Sports Medicine/Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Congress Medical Associates, Pasadena, CA

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Publications & Media