To our community members and patients: During this incredibly difficult time, we thank you for your patience and understanding. We are currently working with very limited resources and staff. Our internet and phones are currently down; our staff is working diligently to contact each patient to reschedule appointments. Please stay safe and check back for further updates.

Summer of 2023

We are proud to announce we will be relocating to a new state of the art medical facility at

14601 Hope Center Loop, Ft Myers

to better serve the community of SW Florida with the highest quality orthopedic and spine care

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  • Foot & Ankle

    Foot & Ankle

    Foot and ankle pain can be debilitating and potentially lead to knee, spine, and even hip pain. Our specialists will help diagnose the issue and work tirelessly to find nonsurgical therapies to restore comfort and function. We can help manage or treat a variety of foot and ankle issues, such as sprains, osteoarthritis, stress fractures, tendon ruptures, and Achilles tendinitis.

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  • Hand


    Any issue, whether degenerative or traumatic, with your hands can potentially impact both your quality of life as well as your livelihood. Our team provides compassionate care to diagnose and treat all problems related to the structure and function of the hand.

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  • Wrist & Elbow

    Wrist & Elbow

    Issues like strains, trapped nerves, repetitive stress, arthritis, and fractures can massively affect the function of your wrists or elbows. Our specialists work hard to find nonsurgical, conservative treatments, such as medication, splints, physical therapy, and injections to help.

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  • Hip


    At the Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida, we offer physical therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, as well as hip replacement surgery to help restore your function and comfort. With hip replacement surgery being one of the most successful surgeries, most patients find dramatic improvement.

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  • Knee


    Knee pain can occur due to traumatic injury, arthritis, or overuse tendinitis or bursitis. Often accompanied by stiffness, limping, swelling, and an inability to bend or extend your knee, knee pain can bring day-to-day activities to a screeching halt. Our orthopedic specialists are here to reduce pain and improve function, and we offer both non-surgical and knee replacement treatments.

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  • Shoulder


    Our specialists are here to help treat shoulder pain caused by either traumatic injury, degenerative disease, or general wear and tear. We prioritize conservative treatments like physical therapy and rehabilitation whenever possible and offer rotator cuff, shoulder joint replacement, and reverse total shoulder replacement surgeries when conservative measures are ineffective.

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  • Spine


    Spinal issues can be caused by a variety of stresses, including acute pain from an accident or a gradually worsening soreness from repetitive strain. No matter what the cause, it is important you promptly treat issues with the spine, as they could get worse and cause additional issues in the hips, legs, or neck. Our orthopedic specialists are dedicated to finding a treatment plan that works for your specific circumstances.

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  • Trauma


    Traumatic injuries demand expert care; their treatment requires highly specialized training of the physician. The Orthopedic Trauma Center at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida provides this type of care. We have the experience needed to manage traumatic musculoskeletal injury and we understand the effects it can have on your life. Our Trauma patients receive comprehensive fracture and traumatic musculoskeletal injury care, so that they can return to functional and productive lifestyles.

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    The goal of rehabilitation is to decrease pain and enhance performance without surgery and to help the patient return to and maintain a high level of function. Pain medications are used to help bring severe pain under control in order for the patient to participate in rehabilitation.

    Collaborating with a team of medical professionals, including neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists, to coordinate care, Dr. Tafel will look at the “big picture,” treating the whole person, to improve function, mobility, and the activities of daily living.

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  • "Dr. Nemitz is the best orthopedic surgeon in town"

    - Bridgette C
  • "Very pleased with my first appointment with Dr. Segal."

    - Vicki W
  • "Would recommend them to anyone."

    - Joan S

Fort Myers Orthopedic Specialists

Specialized Care for Every Joint in the Body

At Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida, we are proud to provide the residents and visitors of Fort Myers and surrounding areas, conveniently-located facility to care for all of their bone, joint, muscle, and spine problems. With quality of care as our primary concern, Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida excels in providing the highest-possible level of service to those with musculoskeletal needs. Our staff of fellowship-trained surgeons are highly specialized in their areas of expertise and work together to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. They serve at the forefront of orthopedic medicine and are a valuable resource for patients as well as referring physicians in our region.

In addition to our surgeons and doctors, our entire staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized attention to each patient.

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We appreciate your confidence in choosing our practice. We’re committed to providing you with the best possible care.

Please call us at (239) 215-2008 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you.

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