Dr. Stephen Helgemo

PPP_3543TDr. 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

PPP_3543TDr. 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. 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)

  • I am quite satisfied with my experience with the Florida Hand Center. Thank you for your kindness and courtesy.

    Diane L. (Cape Coral, 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 )

  • 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)

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In an effort to make their patients more comfortable with potential hand treatments, Florida Hand Center staff has spent some time creating surgery videos and testimonials from actual patients. We are now making those surgery videos and the ones showing hand treatments available to everyone as part of our new video page. Visit our video library.