Dr. David Heligman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. David Heligman, MD
Dr. David Heligman, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Estero, FL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Heligman is affiliated with Gulf Coast Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital.

10201 Arcos Ave Ste 206

Estero, FL 33928

Contact Information

(239) 992-3117

Dr. David Heligman, MD

Dr. David Heligman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 5 More

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Dr. Heligman's Experience

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Dr. Heligman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
104

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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
  • 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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • 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 Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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
2.7
based on 27 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
in Roscommon, MI |
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 and PT. We are now scheduled to see a neurosurgeon for the pinched nerve that was nothing to worry about.
Ft Myers, FL |
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 was unnecessary for my recovery. I would highly recommend avoiding Dr. Heligman at all costs!
in Fort Myers, FL |
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. I will never use him again!
in Cape Coral, FL |
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 that had the same surgery that I had with another Doctor and they have horror stories and terrible scarring. I wouldn't choose a surgeon until you get an opinion from Dr. Heligman. You owe it to yourself
in Naples, FL |
appt. with Jody, Estero office. 11:45 appt. Did not need to update profile. Did NOT see dr. until 12:30 ! Un-acceptable ! If I ran my office (DDS) patients would leave... I would have, except drove 30 minutes. Scheduling appointments needs to be re-evaluated.
Fort Myers, FL |
HIS CARELESSNESS HAS RESULTED IN PERMANENT DISABILITY FOR ME AND HE HAS NEVER SHOWN ANY CONCERN OR REMORSE , NOR HAS HE EVER ACCEPTED ANY RESPONSIBILITY. HIS RESPONSE TO MY INJURY WAS A FLIPPANT AND NONCHALANT ATTITUDE AND TO RECOMMEND ANOTHER SURGICAL PROCEDURE THAT WAS TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE TO TREAT MY INJURY.
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Dr. Heligman accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
    NetworkBlue
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Heligman has admitting privileges

Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Gulf Coast Medical Center
13681 Doctors Way
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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