Dr. Stephen Helgemo Jr, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. Stephen Helgemo Jr, MD
Dr. Stephen Helgemo Jr, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Fort Myers, FL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Helgemo Jr is affiliated with Fawcett Memorial Hospital.

13710 Metropolis Ave Ste 103

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Contact Information

(239) 424-8910

Dr. Stephen Helgemo Jr, MD

Dr. Stephen Helgemo Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

cost-effective, state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive, and compassionate care
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Dr. Helgemo Jr's Experience

Dr. Helgemo Jr'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 Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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

1 Board Action
  • Wrong-site surgery (2/18/2013)
    Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    Summary: Dr. Stephen Leif Helgemo, Jr.; License # ME72747; Case # 2010-15366; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician previously on 02-16-2012 entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Florida Board of Medicine. ACTION TAKEN-Obligations Satisfied
    State: Florida


  • The Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Helgemo Jr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Helgemo Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helgemo Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helgemo Jr to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Helgemo Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Ft Myers, FL |
Dr. Helgemo Jr. was Amazing, figured out my wrist problem, and gave me a shot & splint and I was on my way. THANK YOU!! His office staff is Awesome, Rebecca the receptionist is the ! Thanks to the staff also. Katrina
in Bonita Springs, FL |
Dr. Helgemo treated me for a severe case of Deupertren's Contracture. Since my case was severe he didn't make a promise my pinky would be better. Once he started the procedure my finger started to immediately straighten. Excellent hand surgeon who is an expert in his medical craft. Professional, friendly and caring. Couldn't ask for a better hand surgeon.
in Englewood, FL |
I saw Dr. Helgemo for a problem with my hand and I found him to be friendly, knowledgeable and proficient. He examined my hand, provided me with information, prescribed a compression splint and asked me to keep in touch concerning the results. I left his office feeling very good about the whole experience.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
Great surgeon, bed side manners and staff. Did what other hand surgeons said was not possible. Had Dupuytren needle surgery on both ring fingers over 3 days. Avoided major hand surgery.
in Cape Coral, FL |
This doctor is top shelf. Great personality and AN EXCELLENT SURGEON. ANY HAND PROBLEMS THAT YOU MAY HAVE, GO SEE HIM FIRST. I've done the homework for you. Look no further. He is the best. Friendly office ladies make your visit very pleasant. Thank you Shanna and Briony. ????? Five star doctor. Can't say enough good things about this doctor.
in Punta Gorda, FL |
I wouldn't recommend seeing this doctor. I've got a small cyst on my wrist, & extreme pain since October 9, 2015. I've been wearing a brace since I went to the ER 4 days after I injured it. I keep it off for about 5 hours every Saturday morning, & it hurts to do anything. This doctor declares he's stumped, & doesn't know what to do. All he did was look, listen, talk, & may me pay a fee. All he said to for it is therapy which I do at home with exercise videos online. I'm very upset with this!
I'm very sorry that I wasn't able to help this patient. If I can't figure out the problem, I am unable to offer a treatment. Fortunately it doesn't happen often.
in Cape Coral, FL |
Sent to Dr Helgemo-workers comp. injury. After surgery snapped That's impossible when I tried to tell him finger wouldn't bend. Ignored 2 PT recommendations=needed silver ring splint. Refused= unnecessary ins. expense. After YEAR of suffering w/finger not bending, & writing my attorney, I was ordered to return to him. He 'suddenly' found that slight pressure at the base of finger = allow me to consistently bend it. He said I should buy myself a ring. Now have partial use of finger.
I'm sorry for the troubles this patient has experienced. She came in with what appeared to be a severe case of a common problem and I aggressively attempted to fix her problem. I am a thorough, caring, and conscientious physician and this patient's clinical course was unexpected. I tried everything reasonable to rectify her problems, but in the end was not completely successful. I was forthcoming with the patient about this, and feel bad that we didn't resolve her problem to her satisfaction.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Helgemo Jr has admitting privileges

Fawcett Memorial Hospital
21298 Olean Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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