About Us

We are Florida Hand Center, an advanced medical facility dedicated to the treatment of hand and arm conditions and we're under contract with over 700 insurance plans including Medicare.  We are led by Dr. Stephen Helgemo, a Johns Hopkins graduate and a dual board certified orthopedic hand specialist, and Dr. Ivan Olarte, a board certified surgeon who is a specialist in hand and microsurgery.  Our team of highly trained medical professionals offer state of the art diagnosis, minimally invasive treatments, non-surgical options and specialized care for our patients throughout the state of Florida and beyond.  We have a staff of nurses, a physician's assistant, occupational hand therapists, medical assistants, patient care coordinators, scheduling coordinators and insurance specialists to assist our patients with their treatment experience at our facility.   

We are located on the southwest coast of Florida in Port Charlotte, between Ft. Myers and Sarasota.  Our patients travel from all over the state of Florida and the southeast for treatment at our facility because of our experience in treating hand and arm conditions and our focus on minimally invasive procedures.  In fact, according to AHCA data, Dr. Helgemo is actually Florida's leading carpal tunnel surgeon, treating more patients with that condition than any other physician in the state.

We are excited to announce that as of  March 2014 that we now have a new satellite hand center located in Fort Myers that serves the Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral area.  Our new office location is located at: 13710 Metropolis Ave. Suite #101, Fort Myers, FL. 33912

We look forward to the opportunity to help you restore the function in your hands or arms while offering the highest level of service and care in an efficient and professional way.  Join the thousands of patients in the Florida Hand Center family, and call or email us today if we can be of assistance.