Dr. Herbert Gates III, MD
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Dr. Herbert Gates III, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Gulf Coast Orthopedic Spec 681 Goodlette Rd N Ste 220 Naples, FL 34102 Get Directions


Dr. Herbert Gates III, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Naples, FL. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Gates III is affiliated with NCH Downtown Naples Hospital.

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Dr. Gates III' Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
Naples, FL |
Not likely to recommend Dr. Gates unless you have unlimited time to wait. I was told he had a cancellation and was scheduled for a 2:45 appointment. At 3:45 I was still waiting - no reason or explanation given, and when I asked how much longer it would be I was met with a shrug. I left, there was obv no emergency, this is just how they schedule. I'll find a doctor who has more respect for patients and their time.
Naples, FL |
Dr Gates' office is always crowded. It is normal to wait 1-2 hours to see him. When I mentioned to the staff that the wait times were excessive, they became defensive and said "take it up with the doctor." Although he is a good surgeon, his manner is very arrogant He thinks nothing of making his patients sit and wait for hours while he chit chats with his staff. It is disrespectful to patients to make them wait 90 minutes or longer to see the doctor. We have better things to do with our time!
in Bonita Springs, FL |
Initail office visit. Staff was friendly, informative and organized. Dr. Gates was awesome, taking the time to explain diagnosis and treatment alternatives. very helpful and comforting. Thx for your professionalism!
in Naples, FL |
I had cubital tunnel release surgery. The entire experience was extremely professional from diagnosis to surgery. Dr. Gates' staff at the surgery center was efficient and thorough. Everyone worked together in a collective spirit that gave me confidence in the outcome. Following surgery, I needed NOTHING for pain. The entire experience was one that instilled tremendous confidence in Dr. Gates and his staff.
in Naples, FL |
He was suppose to remove a carpel tunnel blockage, but failed to do so completely. It has been five months since the surgery, and my wrist still has moderate to severe pain and severe swelling. My wrist never had pain before the surgery. It only was numb. I still wake up with it numb and throbbing. Dr. Gates only removed 50% of the blockage. Plus, he left my hand swollen and infected. His ego seems to get in the way of his ability to care for his patients. He has ruined my hand.
in Naples, FL |
Dr Gates maybe a good Dr, but his social skills and Patient to Dr relationship is deplorable
Naples, FL |
Post surgery event raised some questions/concern. Dr. Gates made it clear by verbal and non-verbal manner he does not welcome or appreciate any questions. We got the impression that if he is half as good a surgeon as he thinks he is, he must be the best. Maybe so. But his manner needs work.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain


  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia School Of Med

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement