Florida Hand
Center

Advanced treatments for common
hand and arm problems

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the growing concern and safety with COVID-19 we at FHC are asking our patients to please contact the office before your visit if you have any symptoms including fever, or any upper respiratory infection symptoms.

Welcome to Florida Hand Center, Leaders in Minimally Invasive Techniques for Hand and Wrist Conditions in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

Florida Hand Center is a specialized medical center for hand, wrist, and elbow problems. We offer minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical treatments, always seeking the most cost-effective options for each patient. We accept most insurance including Medicare. We also see urgent cases and Worker’s Compensation injuries and much more! For more information, please call us to request an appointment online. We serve patients from Port Charlotte FL, Fort Myers FL, Punta Gorda FL, Cape Coral FL, Estero FL, Lake Suzy FL, Murdock FL, Charlotte Harbor FL, Harbour Heights FL, and Solana FL.

Florida Hand Center is a specialized medical center for hand, wrist, and elbow problems. treatment center for common hand, wrist, and elbow problems.

Welcome to Florida Hand Center in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

We offer minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical treatments, always seeking the most cost-effective options for each patient. We accept most insurance including Medicare. We also see urgent cases and Worker’s Compensation injuries and much more! For more information, please call us to request an appointment online. We serve patients from Port Charlotte FL, Fort Myers FL, Punta Gorda FL, Cape Coral FL, Estero FL, Lake Suzy FL, Murdock FL, Charlotte Harbor FL, Harbour Heights FL, and Solana FL.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the growing concern and safety with COVID-19 we at FHC are asking our patients to please contact the office before your visit if you have any symptoms including fever, or any upper respiratory infection symptoms.

We are Florida Hand Center, an advanced medical facility dedicated to the treatment of hand and arm conditions. We accept most Insurances 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 dual board certified hand and microsurgeon. 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. Our staff will ensure your satisfaction with timely, caring, and effective treatment throughout the process.

Dr. Stephen Helgemo

Dr. Stephen L. Helgemo, Jr. is a highly regarded Board Certified Arm and Hand Surgeon, and a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. Dr. Helgemo received his MD from Johns Hopkins University where he also completed an Orthopedic Surgery Residency. He specializes in conditions affecting the arm, wrist and hands.

“Pain in these regions can be quite debilitating, and his role as a physician and hand surgeon allows him to help his patients gain back the pain-free use of their hands and arms.”

Dr. Stephen Helgemo

Dr. Ivan Olarte

Dr. Ivan Olarte

Dr. Ivan G. Olarte, MD is a highly regarded and well respected hand surgeon in our community. He is a Board Certified Hand Surgeon and Board Certified General Surgeon who received his B.A. from Baylor University, in Texas, where he played NCAA tennis. He received his M.D. from Ponce School of Medicine, and he completed a General Surgery residency at St. John Hospital Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, where he ascended to Chief Resident. He then went on to receive sub-specialty hand and microsurgery fellowship training at the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Stephen Helgemo

Dr. Stephen Helgemo

Dr. Stephen L. Helgemo, Jr. is a highly regarded Board Certified Arm and Hand Surgeon, and a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. Dr. Helgemo received his MD from Johns Hopkins University where he also completed an Orthopedic Surgery Residency. He specializes in conditions affecting the arm, wrist and hands.

“Pain in these regions can be quite debilitating, and his role as a physician and hand surgeon allows him to help his patients gain back the pain-free use of their hands and arms.”

Dr. Ivan Olarte

Dr. Ivan Olarte

Dr. Ivan G. Olarte, MD is a highly regarded and well respected hand surgeon in our community. He is a Board Certified Hand Surgeon and Board Certified General Surgeon who received his B.A. from Baylor University, in Texas, where he played NCAA tennis. He received his M.D. from Ponce School of Medicine, and he completed a General Surgery residency at St. John Hospital Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, where he ascended to Chief Resident. He then went on to receive sub-specialty hand and microsurgery fellowship training at the University of Mississippi.

We have 2 convenient locations near the southwest coast of Florida. Our Port Charlotte Office is located between Ft Myers and Sarasota. Both locations are just a few miles from I-75. 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.

WHY CHOOSE US
We focus on minimally invasive procedures that provide quicker healing times with less discomfort, and we always look for the most cost-effective and efficient treatments for our patients. Over the years we have successfully treated thousands of patients, giving them back the pain-free use and function of their hands and arms.

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FREE HAND SCREENING
Attend one of our FREE Screenings and improve your quality of life! For many people, the quality of their lives begins with their hands. The doctors at Florida Hand Center can keep those hands healthy.

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ACCEPTED INSURANCE
Medicare and most insurance companies cover the cost of treating painful varicose veins. Spider veins, if symptomatic, may also be covered; however, spider veins that are cosmetic in nature and are not covered.

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PATIENT REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK

Patient Reviews and Feedback at Florida Hand Center in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Helgemo was great and the staff outstanding. The problem since his treatment is already feeling much better and I would be happy to recommend any family member or friend to his care.

Janee M (Punta Gorda, FL)

Patient Reviews and Feedback at Florida Hand Center in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Helgemo is a great hand surgeon. I have never had any problems after a procedure. Everyone is very friendly and concerned. I felt very comfortable.

Denise B. (Punta Gorda, FL)

Patient Reviews and Feedback at Florida Hand Center in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

Extremely satisfied with timeliness of appointments and professionalism and courtesy displayed by doctor and staff (office and medical). Amanda was very clear and helpful in my post-op visit.

Joe H. (South Gulf Cove, FL )