Stephen R. Viess, M.D.
“I chose to become an orthopedic surgeon to have a positive impact on my patients’ lives by helping them return to the activities they enjoy most. Over the years, I have also valued the ongoing relationships I have been able to have with my patients.”
- Fellowship, Sports Medicine
- Director of Sports Medicine, ValleyCare Health System, Pleasanton, California
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Board-Certified, Orthopedic Sports Medicine
- Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Viess is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, with fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.
Dr. Viess is a native of San Mateo, CA and a graduate of Duke University. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He finished two years of a general surgery residency at the University of California at San Francisco before deciding to pursue a career in orthopaedic surgery. He then completed his orthopedic residency at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program. After residency, Dr. Viess completed the Lake Tahoe Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Fellowship.
For 4-years, Dr. Viess served as an orthopedic surgeon for the Oakland A’s baseball team. He has been the team physician for Granada High School since 2005. He presently serves as a director of sports medicine at ValleyCare Health System in Pleasanton.
Dr. Viess' practice is focused on arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine, joint replacement, and fracture care. His special interest is the arthroscopic reconstruction of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Viess strives to offer his patients the most minimally invasive surgical procedures, including the all-inside ACL reconstruction and arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs.
Read about common treatments that Dr. Viess provides
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons -- current news and information in the world of orthopaedic surgery
- Dr. Viess' Personal AAOS Profile -- browse the Health Library option for information on your specific condition including diagnosis, treatment, and injury prevention
- ValleyCare Sports Medicine -- additional resources from ValleyCare
- Surgical Animations -- animated descriptions of several arthroscopic techniques offered by Dr. Viess. Search for and view All Inside ACL RetroConstruction, Rotator Cuff Repair using SpeedBridge, and Labral Repair of the Shoulder
- Webster Ortho Patient Information & Education -- Webster's animated education resources
"My experience was great." – C. Zumwalt
"I went in for tennis (fishing) elbow and was treated by Dr. Viess. Dr. Viess was compassionate and answered all my questions about the different treatment options. We settled on physical therapy which seemed like the best option and then a follow up appointment after to see how it went. I had a great experience." – M. Lassagne
"I suffered a torn calf muscle in early March and thought my senior track season and dreams of an NCS Championship and State Meet appearance were possibly over. I worked with Maggi Cary and Matt Silva 2-3 times per week, and was back on the track in 6 weeks. I could never have realized my dreams without the efforts and support of both Maggi and Matt. Their hard work, professionalism and positive & supportive attitude made my dreams come true. Thank you." – Sarah Griffith ~ 2011 EBAL & North Coast Section Girls 400M Champion ~ 2011 CIF State Track Meet 400M Finalist
"All my visits have been the greatest ever. You are treated with the upmost respect. Even when there is pain involved. You leave the office with great wonderful feeling of success. I would not change my doctor for anything in the world. And the nurse is so sweet, and very friendly. The front staff show you the respect you deserve." – S. Fountain
"At age 50+, for the first time in my life I experienced pain and limitations to my lifestyle due pain in my shoulder that just got worse and worse over a 6 - 8 month period. In my first appointment with Dr Viess, he diagnosed what the MRI confirmed - torn rotator cuff on my right shoulder. Dr Viess performed arthroscopic surgery on my shoulder shortly thereafter and I'm back to living my life without pain or limitations! Throughout the entire process Dr Viess and his scheduling assistant, Laurie, were amazing. Their level of care and attention surpasses all others in the medical field! Dr Viess's knowledge, skill and expertise is obvious and his personable approach really put me at ease thru out a very scary event in my life. I can’t praise Webster Orthopedics enough and will always be very thankful to Dr Viess for the outstanding care and repair of my shoulder. Life is good again!!" – D. Clapp