Testimonials

Testimonials for Florida Hand Center in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

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Thousands of patients from all over the state of Florida have been successfully treated at Florida Hand Center. Read what some of our patients have to say about the treatment they received for:

Arthritis

Very pleased with Dr Olarte and his professionalism. I was seen on time and all questions were answered.

Betsy F. | Englewood, FL

Dr. Helgemo was not only extremely knowledgeable and professional, he was also very personal and thorough with his explanations. Fortunately, my condition was not very serious, but I will definitely come back to him if I ever have any other concerns about my hands.

Kathy P. | North Port, FL

After Attending the seminar, I was impressed with Dr Helgemo’s knowledge and concern. His staff is also very knowledgeable and their concern is noticeable. Will definitely recommend the Florida Hand Center as we have no one in this area that is so qualified.

Phillip C. | Lake Placid, FL

Dr. and Staff were extremely professional and made me very comfortable.

Julie H. | Punta Gorda, FL

I was very happy with Dr. Olarte and the staff. He (they) explained each thing that was going to happen. I am extremely happy with my visit and the results so far; even kind of looking forward to further surgery.

Carolyn H. | St. James City, FL

Personable, efficient, knowledge and staff.

Martha L. | North Port, FL

Had a very good experience Dr Helgemo calmed my nerves about having two cortisone injections because I was extremely nervous, he did it quickly and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Feeling much better today, would definitely reccommend this office.

Janice B. | Port Charlotte, FL

Overall, a very good experience. I liked the Dr. and nurse. They were thorough in their exam and description of the problem

Jane J. | Sebring, FL

Dr. Helgamo was very attentive and gave me confidence in his ability to try and resolve my problem. All in all very satisfied with entire visit.

Jean L. | Port Charlotte, FL

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Bursa (Basilar Joint Arthritis)

I was very impressed with the knowledge of Dr. Helgemo and his personality as well as hi being up to date on all hand issues.Dr. Helgemo is terrific and so is the staff. The efficiency and caring was at a high customer service level.

Joan K. | Fort Myers, FL

This was my first time meeting Dr. Olarte. I liked him a lot. He was interested in my problem, explained to me what was going on and treated me with a shot and a thumb/wrist brace. I would recommend him.

Joanne L. | Rotonda West, FL

Very pleased with Dr Olarte and his professionalism. I was seen on time and all questions were answered.

Betsy F. | Englewood, FL

Too early to tell but I expect “very satisfied” in two weeks. Dr. Helgemo was very logical, concise and professional. Really knows his subject.

Ralph H. | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Helgemo and his entire staff were very kind, courteous and informative during my recent office visit.

Karyl H. | Venice, FL

Dr. Olarte, you are a very caring man like if you were talking and caring for your mother Thank You! THANK YOU ,THANK YOU , THANK YOU, I FEEL THAT I”M IN GOOD HANDS.

Peggy L. |  Punta Gorda, FL 

Dr. Olarte and the staff was great. If have any other problems I would come back. Thank you.

Rosemarie G. | Punta Gorda, FL 

It was a relief to be able to have my hand pain diagnosed and receive treatment on the spot. I left 30 minutes later in a splint with instructions and a plan in case my problem returns. Thank you.

Andrea G. | Lake Placid, FL 

This is a comforting outcome from two weeks of excruciating hand pain! Thank you very much for speedy and compassionate treatment. I will surely recommend your office to family and friends! Thanks, again!

Rosemary B. | Port Charlotte, FL 

Great people, we would definitely recommend this office to anyone with a hand issue.

James S. | North Port, FL

I was referred by my primary care Dr Stephanie Shell and I am extremely happy so far. Everyone in the office is was very courteous and caring.

Millicent J. | Port Charlotte, FL

We liked Dr. Helgemo very much and would recommend him!

George W. | North Port, FL

Very professional office. No time wasted. Very efficient and knowledgeable staff. 

Martha C. | Lake Suzy, FL 

Dr. Helgemo is perhaps the easiest doctor I have ever had to confer with regarding a medical condition. Particularly, one that has plagued me for some time. I am speaking of the extreme pain in my right thumb. Dr.helgemo did not attempt to convince me of a particular treatment, but rather simply provided the fact regarding my problem and gave me the options. He was clear and concise in his explanation and I felt confident as I walked out of the office.

Joseph M. | Port Charlotte, FL

I fully appreciated that my appointment time pretty much met the the actual time of the treatment. No long wait in the waiting room nor the treatment room. The facilty was well run, professional and very clean.

John B. | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Helgemo is the best! He did my wrist replacement 6 years ago, and I was very satisfied with the results. I gained all use back. I will only allow him to ever touch my hands and wrists with a scalpel. That’s a lot of trust in someone.

Carmen B. | North Port, FL

The outcome of my procedure was perfect!  Absolutely the greatest and I can’t praise everyone enough!

Roy M. | Punta Gorda, FL 

The doctor and all of the staff were just wonderful, patient and easily accessible with the many questions I had. They make you feel at home. Thank you!

Pauline R. | Punta Gorda, FL 

Carolyn, you are the greatest, so kind and friendly. Thanks to you, the injections, and brace my pain is gone. Thanks to all the staff.

Don D.

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I became acquainted with Dr. Helgemo and his clinic through a seminar he held in Sebring.  As I sat there, with a room full of people, and listened I thought certainly this doctor has never examined me — yet here he is talking about me! His descriptive narration on carpal tunnel was exactly the reason I attended his seminar. I made an appointment with his office for the near future. I have to say at this point I have worked in public health with the State of Florida. Customer service is my pet peeve! Seriously — I believe it will make or break any business.

Beth H. |  Sebring, FL 

Awaiting surgery in August. Wonderful Doctors and Staff. Looking forward to surgery to end my pain.

Nancy N. | Port Charlotte, FL

Theresa was my first encounter, she was extremely helpful, very professional and very kind and compassionate. Megan, was wonderful, same as above, love her smile. Amanda, at check out was very busy, but stayed focused on just me, absolutely amazing. Dr Helgemo liked him right off the bat, fantastic surgeon. Its been 5 days since surgery, no pain, and I’ve sleep through the since. I’m back in NC, went back to work yesterday, they all couldn’t believe it, but I will be calling soon to schedule right wrist.

Sharon Y. | Brevard, NC

So far, with only the Seminar and one office visit – I AM VERY PLEASED. Everyone is very professional and courteous of the patient’s needs.

Deana T. | Port Charlotte, FL

I was very impressed with the knowledge of Dr. Helgemo and his personality as well as hi being up to date on all hand issues. Dr. Helgemo is terrific and so is the staff. The efficiency and caring was at a high customer service level.

Joan K. | Fort Myers, FL

Very pleased with the entire staff. Glad we made the 2 hour trip from Winter Haven to see Dr. Helgemo.

Daniel F. | Winter Haven, FL

After Attending the seminar, I was impressed with Dr Helgemo’s knowledge and concern. His staff is also very knowledgeable and their concern is noticeable. Will definitely recommend the Florida Hand Center as we have no one in this area that is so qualified.

Phillip C. | Lake Placid, FL

Dr. Helgemo was thorough and explained things well. I am very satisfied.

Jeannie T. | Fort Myers, FL

Dr. Helgemo and his entire staff were very kind, courteous and informative during my recent office visit.

Karyl H. |Venice, FL

Dr. Helgemo was very compassionate about my situation and I really appreciated him saying he’s always interested in some personal note about his patients, unfortunately mine happened to be the recent loss of my husband, but Dr. Helgemo was so sympathetic for my loss. He was very good about injecting the shots too!!

Carrie T. | North Port, FL

The waiting room with that incredible fish tank is beautiful. The care and understanding I received from the nurses was wonderful. They explained everything to me. I was very impressed with Dr. Olarte. He was professional, but kind. He explained what was going on with my hand, and what he wanted to do. He was eager to answer any questions I had. Overall, I have a very good impression of the Florida Hand Center and will be glad to reccommend them to anyone who needs hand treatment.

Jeanne T | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Helgemo listened & interacted; he explained & educated me! He is awesome!

Bruce J. |Palm Harbor, FL

Excellent overall service.

Aurielo D. | Marco Island, FL

I really enjoyed talking with Dr. Helgemo.

Kevin M. | Matlacha, FL

I was referred by my primary care Dr Stephanie Shell and I am extremely happy so far. Everyone in the office is was very courteous and caring.

Millicent J. | Port Charlotte, FL

Above and beyond the expected.

Tom S. | Punta Gorda, FL

Thank you for a very positive first appointment. Staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Helgemo patiently explained the carpal tunnel issue and how it could be corrected. Surgery was performed just days later and again I had a very positive experience with Dr. Helgemo and each staff person encountered. Looking forward to recovering from carpal tunnel issues of right hand in the coming weeks, as well as surgery for the left hand later this month. Thank you for taking such good care of me!

Nancy A. | Trinity, FL

I fully appreciated that my appointment time pretty much met the the actual time of the treatment. No long wait in the waiting room nor the treatment room. The facilty was well run, professional and very clean.

John B. | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Helgemo listens and gives encourgement with treatment options.

Diana V. | Port Charlotte, FL

I was very impressed by way everything seemed to be run very smoothly. Everyone went about their specific duties knowing what they were to do and did them well. I was very pleased with Dr. Helgemo and am very relaxed and anxious to have my hand feeling good again.

Robert E. | Port Charlotte, FL

It’s only the day after surgery and my hand and arm feel great!!!! The nurses are the sweetest bunch ever and very efficient, clear and attentive. Thank you Dr. Helgemo.

Mary Ann W. | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Helgemo is the best! He did my wrist replacement 6 years ago, and I was very satisfied with the results. I gained all use back. I will only allow him to ever touch my hands and wrists with a scalpel. That’s a lot of trust in someone.

Carmen B. | North Port, FL Basilar Joint Arthritis

Dr. Olarte spent time with me to explain diagnosis and treatments available. I was very impressed with him and look forward to my next visit.

Donna H. | Port Charlotte, FL

Procedure was very well done!  Staff was very nice to me, and I would recommend anyone to visit this clinic.

Aaron T. | Port Charlotte, FL

I had several trigger fingers (surgery on two) and left and right carpal tunnel release.  The outcome was excellent.  I have referred others whenever I hear of hand or finger problems.

Regina W. | North Port, FL

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

So far, with only the Seminar and one office visit – I AM VERY PLEASED. Everyone is very professional and courteous of the patient’s needs.

Deana T. | Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Helgemo was thorough and explained things well. I am very satisfied.

Jeannie T. | Fort Myers, FL

I thought everything was handled very professionally.

Luisa V. | Lake Suzy, FL

Impressed with the staff, their friendliness and interest shown concerning my diagnosis & treatment. I would recommend Dr. Helgemo. Appreciate his desire to educate and answer questions concerning my diagnosis and ongoing treatment.

Luisa V. | Lake Suzy, FL

Outcome was great!  I was very happy with the staff at both the practice as well as the surgery center.  Cheerful and professional!

Brigette C. | Port Charlotte, FL

We appreciated the staff getting us an appointment so quickly and scheduling surgery immediately since leaving the area to return to the north.  Thanks!

Gerard C. | Cobleskill, NY

I had severe hand, wrist and elbow pain after a failed surgery from another doctor. My hand and arm was almost useless. My pain is now almost gone. I am VERY SATISFIED. Dr. Helgemo and Carolyn explained things carefully. The treatment and procedures were done slowly, comfortably and professionally. The occupational therapy combined with treatment helped greatly!

Kara F. | Punta Gorda, FL

I have been very grateful for finding Florida Hand Center. Without their concern for my condition and I would not be back on the road to recovery. I could not say how happy they have made my life. Thank you!

Susan K. | Sarasota, FL

I was very pleased with the ulnar nerve decompression treatment I had. I was very well informed and everyone was friendly and helpful. I would recommend FHC to all.

Sheryl S. Rotonda West, FL

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Cyst

Everything was fine, professional, courteous, etc. No complaints!

Delores D. | Port Charlotte, FL

Everyone very friendly and knowledgeable.

Teresina A. | North Port, FL

It was a relief to find this facility after being misdiagnosed for many months prior to my first visit here at Florida Hand Center. The level of knowledge that the doctor has compared to my previous MD’s was outstanding. Every person was very nice, friendly; the level of knowledge was most impressive, as well as the doctor and staff taking whatever time needed to be with me at each appointment.

Donna D. | Punta Gorda, FL

I was very happy with Dr. Helgemo. He was wonderful. My overall experience on my first visit to Dr. Helgemo was wonderful. He diagnosed the problem and promptly made an appointment to surgically remove the ganglion cyst.

Diane A. | Punta Gorda, FL

Keep up the good work!

Ron C. | Punta Gorda, FL

The ENTIRE medical staff helped made the entire process educational and bearable. The Hand Center is very professional in its demeanor; quite PROMPT in adhering to the appointment time. the entire staff made every step ‘painless’; answered all my questions.

Gina A. | Punta Gorda, FL

Very pleased with service. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Friendly staff, no long wait times.

Jodi B. | Zolfo Springs, FL

Everyone was very nice and Dr. Olarte was very nice and explained what was happening and details of the surgery that I will be having done in a few weeks. I was very please with everyone.

Frances C. | Port Charlotte, FL

Comfortable – Careful – Caring feeling by doctor and nurses – mission accomplished!  Everyon was friendly and helpful.  Good staff!  I appreciate the use of the fluoroscope in the office.

Constance K. | North Port, FL

Outcome was excellent.  Very happy with all!

Elyse C. | Port Charlotte, FL

Very happy with care received.  Office personnel were very happy and pleasant.  Nursing staff always smiling and helpful.  They answered all of my concerns with knowledge.  Office seems to be very organized.  Would highly recommend this office to anyone needing care.

Delma S. | Punta Gorda, FL

The professional way things are done at Florida Hand Center is a great example of a great staff!

Gail F. | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Helgemo and staff are very pleasant and helpful.  It is a joy to be a patient here.  Thank you staff!

Donna V. | Port Charlotte, FL

Finger seems to be doing well.  Dr. Helgemo made sure that the procedure was as pain free as possible.

Rhonda D. | Port Charlotte, FL

I could not have been in better hands!

Carlos B. | Punta Gorda, FL

Office staff was very professional and polite.

Glen A. | Port Charlotte, FL

The outcome of my treatment was very good.  Follow up care was excellent!

Ryan N. | Arcadia, FL

I think Florida Hand Center is a wonderful place with a very caring staff.

Marie M. | Punta Gorda, FL

So far so good.  Very impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of Dr. Helgemo and his staff.  They were very knowledgeable of the issue and explained it will and put me at ease.

Linda W. | Boca Grande, FL

So far the outcome of my procedures has been excellent.

Rose M. | Englewood, FL

I have no complaints.  The staff and doctor were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Harriet R. | Arcadia, FL

I received excellent care from the professionals at Dr. Helgemo’s office. Thank you!

Michelle M. | Port Charlotte, FL

I received excellent care from the professionals at Dr. Helgemo’s office. Thank you!

Marie L. | Port Charlotte, FL

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Dupuytren’s Disease

I was in last Friday for a Needle Aponeurotomy, and I just wanted to drop a line to express my profound gratitude. I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have secured your services. Your skills have restored my hand and thus my craftsmanship, musicianship, and general grace in life in ways I have forgotten, mine now to rediscover. Your talent and expertise are a tribute to your profession.

Michael H. | Murray, KY

Got the relief that I wanted and all personnel were very professional.

Wayne J. | Sebring, FL

In less than an hour, Dr. Helgemo gave me my little finger back. He and his staff are excellent.

Greg | Fort Lauderdale, FL

I was very happy with Dr. Olarte and the staff. He (they) explained each thing that was going to happen. I am extremely happy with my visit and the results so far; even kind of looking forward to further surgery.

Carolyn H. | St. James City, FL

Great experience,when you’re not sure what to expect. Thank you Dr Olarte!

Laura O. | Englewood, FL

Everyone @ FHC friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. Dr Helgemo delightfully personable and human in his expertise. He thoroughly, completely explained the issue in my hands, treatment options, and what I might expect in the future. He was patient with my questions, answered them completely, offered information I didn’t know to request 🙂 I actually could find no more info on-line than he’d already given me. He’s gentle and kind in his handling of us as patients. I came away with total confidence in his diagnosis and treatment.

Antoinette P. | Key West, FL

I appreciate the time that Dr. Helgemo took to explain where I was ‘at’ with my Dupuytren’s and what my options were for the future. He was patient and explained everything to both myself and my wife.

Leonard B. | Grand Haven, MI

Definitely worth the trip from the Chicago area. Everything was diagnosed and explained.

Eric M. | Naperville, IL

I had genetic Dupuytren’s disease for over three years and it was advancing steadily. While I could adjust to the curvature of my hand and perform my daily activities, I was very bothered by the condition and had twinges of pain resulting from it. I decided to pursue treatment for it and was led to Dr.Helgemo at the Florida Hand Center. Yesterday I experienced a procedure known as Needle Aponeurotomy. While there is some very temporary discomfort to the procedure, which is done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic, it is well worth it. I was finished in less than an hour.

Bonita T. | Tampa, FL

Compared to the more invasive surgery for Dupuytrens contracture, it’s a no brainer!

Michael H. | Port Charlotte, FL

How professional and friendly everyone was and the timeliness in handling my problem.

Charles K. | LaGrangeville, KY

I was extremely happy with the lack of pain and the out come of the procedure. I was able to use my hand immediately. Thank you, for the prompt appointment and the surgery. No waiting weeks and virtually no pain, all gain. Also, there are and were no disappointments. I was able to use the hand and finger immediately, wow. Unfortunately, I waited too long to have this procedure done.

Ken T. | Port Charlotte, FL

I came to Dr. Helgemo on a friend’s recommendations. I found that Dr. Helgemo treated me professionally and yet warmly. I was eminently satisfied with the procedure and the successful outcome. My Thanks to him with warm admiration for his style and grace.

 Anthony R. | Fort Myers, FL

My appointment with Dr H. Was at 1:00. By 2:00, I was on my way home with my Dupuytren’s finger corrected. Two days later, the occupational therapist made a splint for my finger and suggested a few exercises. After one week, my finger is 95 % straight.

Fran K. | Harbor Springs, MI

I was prepared to have extensive surgey on my hand to correct this condition. Dr Helgemo corrected this contracture in his office with very little pain to me, and now I’m looking to have the other hand taken care of when the time is right. I have recommended this procedure to others already. 

Joe G. | Fort Myers, FL

Staff and Dr. Helgemo put me at ease before the procedure and I was very pleased with the outcome. I waited until we got to Florida to have my procedure done because I had faith in Dr. Helgemo and his ability to perform the operation. He met all my expectations.

Joe I. | North Port, FL

The doctor and his staff are very thorough and professional . By far the best experience I have had with a doctor and a medical procedure, ever and I am in the medical field.

The level of comfort and understanding of what each step was before it was done was what I liked most. Nothing was a surprise, which made me aware of what was happening before each step. Dr helgemo was a delightful change from the other doctors I have dealt with. Thank you.

Patricia A. | Venice, FL

A “No-Brainer”. No cost consulting; no pre-surgery visits; 30 minute procedure; no stitches; no post-op visits; no discomfort; just an outstanding experience. I should have done it years ago.

Robert S. | Fort Myers, FL

I am so grateful to Dr. Helgemo for the treatment he and his staff gave me. My procdure was painless and speed of recovery unbeliveable. Thank you!!!

Sara C. | Avon Park, FL

The process was quick and with very little discomfort. There was absolutely no pain after the procedure. Dr. Helgemo and staff were very good and knowledgeable and Dr. Helgemo is an excellent physician. I would gladly refer him to others for the same procedure or other hand treatment.

Carl K. | Fort Myers, FL

Dr. Helgemo was extremely knowledgable about my clinical condition and explained all info in depth. He is clearly more interested in the patient getting the best and most appropriate care for the current condition of their complain. The option to postpone surgical correction at this time was greatly appreciated – even though he might have lost time and money in the short run. I will refer patients with hand disorders to him without reserve.

William J. | Fort Myers, FL

The outcome of my treatment was better than expected.  Very quick!

Tim W. | Towanda, PA

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


DeQuervain’s Tendonitis

Wonderful experience!

Susan R. | North Port, FL

Florida Hand Center provided excellent service in all areas! Very pleased.

Cindy W. | Punta Gorda, FL

I was seeking an expert hand and wrist doctor to treat tendonitis. I was very pleased that Dr. Helgemo met my criteria. He explained the process completely and answered all my questions and concerns. I was very pleased with the entire visit and outcome and highly recommend Dr. Helgemo.

Eileen S. | Venice, FL

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Fracture

Great experience in and out in 45 minutes, Dr. Helgemo was fantastic. Very personable, read the x-rays and gave me the facts and treatment options. Would definitely go back to FHC if the need arises.

Barry B. | Fairport, NY

Recent finger surgery, so can’t type easily. Every is fab!!! Can’t say enough will definitely refer.

Jeannie G. | Port Charlotte, FL

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Fracture of the Metacarpal

Cheryl F. | North Port, FL

Dr. Olarte and Sarah are the best doctor and therapist I have ever had the experience of using. Actually, the entire staff at the Florida Hand Center went out of their way to make feel at ease!

Christine P. | North Port, FL

I was very impressed with Dr. Olarte and his staff. They were professional, fun and had empathy for the discomfort in was in.

Brenda S. | Port Charlotte, FL

Everyone that I have encountered has been kind, helpful and compassionate beyond my expectations. Dr. Helgemo has possessed the best bed side manner that I have ever encountered in a surgeon. Every member of his staff not only took time, care and concern to my injury itself, but also the impact my injury had on my personal life.

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Giant Cell Tumor

Cecilia W. | Punta Gorda, FL

Very impressed with the care and service provided! Each staff person was very thorough and explained what they were doing and why.

Jake H. | Niceville, FL

I was very impressed with the prompt and efficient manner that the office operates.  Very friendly staff and Dr. Helgemo is a wonderful surgeon.  I could not be happier with the service I received!

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Sprain/Strain


Tendon Release

Carolyn D. | Arcadia, FL

Outcome was great!  I can bend my thumb again.  Everyone has been very kind.  Concern for the patient is shown.  Procedure was explained so that I understood what to expect.

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Trigger Finger

Nancy N. | Port Charlotte, FL

Awaiting surgery in August. Wonderful Doctors and Staff. Looking forward to surgery to end my pain.

Andi B.| Cincinnati, OH

I have had 8 trigger releases done and this is the place to go. Other places that I had releases performed were hospital out patient. Quick, easy and effective. Knowledgeable doctor and staff.

Harry A. | Fort Myers, FL

Dr. Olarte and staff were great. Very professional and friendly, but maintained a relaxed atmosphere. Definitely be my first phone call for any hand or arm problem I or my wife may have.

Daphne L. | Fort Myers, FL

Happy to have relief , the results were immediate. I have been able to finally have restful sleep after months of discomfort. Thank you Dr. Helgemo!

Robert G. | Port Charlotte, FL

At the hand center they make you feel good, especially the fish tank, it was very relaxing.

Barry B. | Fairport, NY Fracture ,

Great experience in and out in 45 minutes, Dr. Helgemo was fantastic. Very personable, read the x-rays and gave me the facts and treatment options. Would definitely go back to FHC if the need arises.

Sharon F. | Port Charlotte, FL

I was very impressed with the professional way all the staff treated patients. They answered all questions that were asked, along with handouts that explained the procedure & recovery.

Cheryl F. | North Port, FL

Dr. Olarte and Sarah are the best doctor and therapist I have ever had the experience of using. Actually the entire staff at the Florida Hand Center went out of their way to make feel at ease!

Percival T. | Sebring, FL

My over-all experience was great. Everybody was helpful, pleasant and accommodating. Dr. Helgemo is outstanding!! Keep up the good work.

Lorelie G. | Port Charlotte, FL

Friendly staff. Good explanation of treatment and care.
Judy A. | Ruskin, FL

Quick intake, excellent treatment, & the very caring treatment by Dr. Helgemo & all the staff there. It’s an hour & 20 minute drive from home, but well worth it. This is my second trigger finger surgery by Dr. Helgemo & I have recommended him to several people. You’re the best.

Donald G. | Cape Coral, FL

Medical and office Staff competent and friendly. Dr. Helgemo has an excellent approach to instill confidence and ease to his patients.

Marvin H. | Lake Placid, FL

If I would have known how easy it wws going to be, I wouldn’t had waited so long to have my problem solved.

Peggy L. | Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Olarte, you are a very caring man like if you were talking and caring for your mother Thank You! THANK YOU ,THANK YOU , THANK YOU, I FEEL THAT I”M IN GOOD HANDS.

Gary G. | North Port, FL

Dr. Olarte is very easy to communicate with, is friendly and very explanatory about condition, type of treatment recommended and probable outcome.

Lisa V. | Port Charlotte, FL

The facility was neat and clean. Staff & Doctors are all very professional and knowledgeable.

Martha L. | North Port, FL Arthritis,

Personable, efficient, knowledge and staff.

Kelly M. | Port Charlotte, FL

The staff is very friendly, and professional, the wait time is somewhat short, and the doctor is extremely qualified. I felt like I couldn’t have gone any place better.

Frank Pasquale | Punta Gorda, FL

Care & after care was extremely well done.

Carrie T. | North Port, FL

Dr. Helgemo was very compassionate about my situation and I really appreciated him saying he’s always interested in some personal note about his patients, unfortunately mine happened to be the recent loss of my husband, but Dr. Helgemo was so sympathetic for my loss. He was very good about injecting the shots too!!

Janet H. | Fort Myers, FL

I’ve never had a more satisfactory experience at a doctor’s office.

Patricia R. | Venice, FL

Dr. Olarte took time explaining procedure and answered all questions, will have procedure July 23rd.

Dyan B. | North Port, FL

The facility is beautiful very clean and the staff is extremely patient and nice, can’t think of anything negative to say. Overall the experience with pleasant the doctor was extremely competent and the staff was very professional.

Wynonna M. | Elizabethton, TN

I went to their free hand screening. All of my concerns and questions were answered by Dr. Olarte. The procedure I needed to have was scheduled for just a few days later. Thankful for the fact that they send all paper work home to be completed and brought back at next appointment. Everyone is very courteous and professional. In less than 1 week Dr. Olarte had diagnosed and fixed my problems. Thanks Florida Hand Center staff!!

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Wrist Fracture

Carol R. | Port Charlotte, FL

Dr Helgemo put you at ease and explained his reasons for my problem.

Lockhart D. | Punta Gorda, FL

Very good experience

Heinz A.| Punta Gorda, FL

It was a pleasant change from other visits to other doctors. Waiting time was extremely short. Aside from traditional pleasantries, all conversation was to the point of my visit and professional. Thanks for a positive experience.

Maricela S. | Port Charlotte, FL Wrist Fracture

Everyone at the office is very attentive and caring.  They took very good care of my daughter every time we had an appointment.  Very nice atmosphere.  Thank you for all that you do.

Diane H.|  Port Charlotte, FL

Every time I visit your office I’m so impressed with everyone’s kindness, professionalism and dedication to outstanding patient care. Having a broken wrist turned out to be a good thing after all! Thank you Florida Hand Center!

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.


Video Testimonials

Carpal Tunnel – Edward C

Trigger Finger – Eva M

Basilar Joint Arthritis – Joseph T

Trigger Finger – Charlotte D

Basilar Joint Arthritis – Vicki C.

* All of the patients whose photos or video testimonials that appear on this Web site are/ were actual patients. The pictures and videos displayed are actual patients who have consented to have their pictures and videos in this web site. The opinions expressed by the patients either written, verbal or videos are individual patient subjective opinions. Individual experience and results will vary in patients.

 

Locations - Florida Hand Center in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

Port Charlotte

  • 18344 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
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Fort Myers

  • 13710 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103, Fort Myers, FL 33912
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