Herbert S. Gates III, M.D

Thank you for your interest in the practice of Herbert S. Gates III, M.D.  Since 1992, Dr. Gates has been treating Southwest Florida residents of all ages for disorders and injuries of the hand and upper extremity. Minimally invasive procedures have been found to minimize downtime and to return patients to active lifestyles.  Dr. Gates has been specially trained to provide you with the highly skilled and expert treatment you expect.

Our hands are one of our most complex tools.  From getting dressed in the morning to enjoying a hobby or sport, hands are involved in most of our activities of daily living.  When a hand or arm is injured, simple tasks can be difficult.  As a classically trained musician himself, Dr. Gates understands the importance of a fully functioning hand. Specializing in individualized treatment based on each patient’s condition and treatment goals, Dr. Gates focuses on each patient to understand his or her orthopaedic problem and how it affects daily living. Surprisingly, many problems can be treated non-operatively with an individualized treatment program to get you back to doing the things you love.

Dr. Gates is one of the few fellowship trained orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeons practicing in Southwest Florida.  He completed his orthopaedic residency and hand fellowship at  Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, one of the country’s most prestigious centers for orthopaedic training.

With Dr. Gates, your hands are in great hands.


What We Treat
shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand, knee

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger finger, Reconstructive Microsurgery