Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes, MD

Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Faculdade De Medicina De Marilla in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, pediatric hand surgery, and more.Read his story

13330 Usf Laurel Dr

Tampa, FL 33612

Contact Information

(813) 974-2201

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Top Care Areas

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Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 95% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes "Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes is a specialist in microsurgery and hand surgery in Wesley Chapel, Florida (FL). Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes hand surgeon in Wesley Chapel, treats every patient with compassion and honesty, in a very caring, supportive environment. Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes' friendly staff will be ready to help patients with any of their hand surgery and microsurgery needs. Some of the hand ailments that Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes can treat with hand surgery include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, fractures, nerve damage, arthritis, sport related injuries affecting the upper extremity, wrist arthroscopy and ligament injuries. Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes has offices in two different locations (USF Orthopedics and sports Medicine and Hand Surgery in Tampa and Wesley Chapel). Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes is dedicated to returning patients to their maximum level of activity. Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes is one of a few surgeons in the area to treat Dupuytren's disease with Xiaflex, a new breakthrough treatment. Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes commitment to continuting education and excellence in the field has helped make him a leading hand surgeon throughout the Tampa, FL region. Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English and is able to provide microsurgery and hand surgery in Wesley Chapel and Tampa, Florida (FL), to a wide range of patients. Dr. FranciscoSchwartz-Fernandes offers his technical skill and expertise in the practice of advanced hand and orthopedic surgery care to bring patients back to optimal health and wellness."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes "As a Hand Surgeon, my goal is to educate and treat every patient with the knowledge, technical expertise and specialty care necessary to diagnose and provide best possible treatment plan. "

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes does not have any board certifications listed.

96  Conditions Treated

  • Acrocephalopolysyndactyly Type II
  • Amputated Arm
  • Amputated Finger
  • Amputated Thumb
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Liga-Induced Lead Poisoning
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Mass
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paronychia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
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67  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Casting
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • 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.


  • Federal University Of Sao Paulo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Faculdade De Medicina De Marilla
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Casa De Mao, Sao Paulo Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Paulista School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Kleinert, Kutz & Associates/ Christine M Kleinert Institute, University Of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Federal University Of Sao Paulo
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes to family and friends
34 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

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Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes' Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I have know Dr. Fernandes 7 years. He has done multiple surgeries on myself and my mom! I love this Doctor to the moon and back....Hes very family oriented and take Time with every patient He come in contact with! To me he's a Big Teddy Bear....He's like Father Figure to me....He let me know what's...more
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Came to Dr Schwartz for a second opinion on a broken wrist. Another surgeon said that my wife's only option to line her bones back up was surgery, this was not true. Dr. Schwartz was able to do so without surgery!!!! Dr Schwartz is one of the best physicians and surgeons I've ever met!!!! (I've...more
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He is a phenomenal Person and a renowned Hand/Orthopedic Surgeon. His experience and his humility is astonishing as he care about what each and every patient is going through and choose the absolute best option to correct the problem. I could have not made a better informed choice for Distal...more
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My son broke his wrist in 2014 and when I called to make initial appointment they got us in quick. Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes was absolutely awesome. He was great with my son. Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes explained everything to where we could understand. I recommend everyone to Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes. My...more
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Great personality and very thorough- explained everything
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