Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes

Hand Surgery
Florida, FL
25 years experience male

Locations

USF Orthopedics - Morsani Center

Florida, FL

Address

13220 USF Laurel Drive, Florida, FL
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Humana

UnitedHealthcare

Workers Compensation

Aetna

AFLAC

Florida Hospital Wellness Center

Wesley Chapel, FL

About

Bio

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. Francisco Schwartz-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.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
71 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Scaphoid fractures: After surgery don't hurt for long (if healed well). You may experience some discomfort along the scar. If you developed arthritis you can have some ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
After: Carpal tunnel release patients need to avoid pressure on the palm of the hand to avoid what is known as pilar pain. That is probably your problem, but ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Ignore: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a good example of "pinched" nerve. Numbness in the ring and pinky fingers.

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Dec 16, 2012
I have went in for a procedure half a year ago. I am so thankful I chose de Fernandez
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! This makes so much sense. I've made an appointment to see the dr!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Faculdade De Medicina De Marilia
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center

Awards

Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014) St. Joseph's Hospital Orthopaedic Surgeon

Affiliations

American Association for Hand Surgeons
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo
SBOT
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