Dr. David Heligman, MD

Dr. David Heligman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(28)
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Dr. David Heligman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Estero, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

10201 Arcos Ave Ste 206

Estero, FL 33928

Contact Information

(239) 992-3117

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pelvic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Med Ct
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Med Ct
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heligman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heligman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heligman to family and friends
2.8
based on 28 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Heligman's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I had rotator cuff surgery on a full thickness tear of the supraspinatus clearly visualized on the MRI. Anesthesiologist was excellent, good nerve block. Surgery went without a flaw. Very minimal scaring. Dr. Heligman and his PA Jodi are both excellent. No BS, questions answered and of course...more
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Our experience was very disappointing. Dr Heligman was dismissive and condescending. Told us he sees 50 patients a week with sciatica. When asked directly about the MRI results which showed a pinched nerve in my husband's sacral spine he stated it was nothing to worry about and ordered narcotics...more
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My experience with Dr. David Heligman was terrible. He carelessly ripped off my bandage without knowing the extent of my injury. He told me that surgery was my ONLY option. Dr. Heligman pressured me into scheduling surgery for the next day. I found out that the surgery that he tried to get me to do...more
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I have waited over two hours to see this doctor, and he could care less. He comes in the room, asks two questions, then stands with his hand on the doorknob. When asked general questions, he condescendingly replies, and attempts to leave the room. No concern over me (the patient) or my injury. ...more
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I have had two surgeries with Dr. Heligman. I never had any complications. Scarring was minimal. He is a caring Dr. and is always willing to answer any questions and address any concerns. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. I have talked to people in physical therapy...more
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