Michael J. Garcia, M.D.

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I believe in taking the time to treat my patients in entirety so they can quickly return to the activities they love.

Dr. Garcia is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has an additional certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery. He is also fellowship trained in hand surgery from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Through hand surgery, Dr. Garcia was able to pursue many disciplines including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Dr. Garcia has also given more than 100 presentations on topics ranging from infections and diseases to fractures and instabilities.

Dr. Garcia has contributed to several journals and has published many articles relating to common or specific problems found within the hand and wrist. Dr. Garcia takes pride in returning his patients to normal function and getting them back to the activities they love.

Dr. Garcia enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and playing the guitar.

**Accepting Workers’ Compensation


Great doctor. Had my diagnosis in just a matter of a few minutes. Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I would recommend this doctor to anyone with shoulder pain.

Jeff B.

Dr. Garcia did a great job with my arm. He was very informative and friendly. He’s all business when it comes to healing bones, but he was encouraging with my progress. I highly recommend him. Hopefully, I will not break any bones in the future and therefore won’t need his services; but if I do, he will be my first choice.

Joanie S.

Doctor Garcia is a great wonderful, pleasant doctor. He has a wonderful staff. I’ve been to three of his offices, and each time I went, I received the best treatment. I recommend Dr. Garcia to anyone. Thank you, Dr. Garcia, and staff.

Renee J.

Dr. Garcia is outstanding. He is thorough, thoughtful, and friendly. Has a great bedside manner and, as we say in NY, is on top of his game. I am blessed to find and be under the care of such an awesome doctor!

Maggie L.

I broke my elbow (olecranon) and had a plate and eight screws in it. Dr. Garcia and his staff have done an excellent job of being thorough and following up with any concerns. The elbow is healing well, and very little pain was experienced overall. The scar looks amazing. Thank you all for your dedication to helping people!

Anna C.

I have never been to a specialist office like this before! Not only were they efficient, but professional as well as compassionate. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing an orthopedist.

Robin I.

Dr. Garcia performed my carpal tunnel surgery! I’m grateful he was my physician. Dr. explained everything as we progressed through treatment. I must share my experience extended throughout his practice. I was treated with respect by anyone I came in contact with. I’ve been to many medical offices in my days, and this practice has been the best. Happy to be associated with everyone affiliated here.

Bonnie G.

Dr. Garcia has been wonderful. He addresses my concerns and explains all my treatments. It is very hard to be nervous around him because he is always in a good mood and has a great sense of humor. His whole demeanor is that of a caring person who really wants to help you.

Maureen P.

He is a wonderful doctor. I’m glad I met him. I recommend him to other people.

Irenea C.

Great. Professional. He listens to patients and cares about their concerns. The office staff is very friendly and customer service oriented.

Tammy O.

Dr. Garcia and his PA, Meagan, have amazing bedside manners. Since the first time I met them, I felt like I was a family member. That is a rare quality for doctors and PAs. I always feel like I am in the best of care. It’s a blessing and an honor to be a patient of theirs. They continue to give me the utmost best care! Kudos to both of them!

Maggie L.

Great practice and great doctor! Dr. Garcia and his staff have been a pleasure to work with and have left no questions or concerns unanswered.

John D.

I have to say, Dr. Garcia is one of the greatest doctors I have had the privilege of treating me and I appreciate all he has done.

Angela F.

I went to Dr. Garcia based on a recommendation from a friend who’s familiar with the Tampa Bay doctors. It was a good tip. Dr. Garcia is conservative in treatment suggestions. He has good bedside manner and is a likeable person. I had a shoulder issue and was interested in non-invasive therapy. I was not interested in cortisone shots. He was on the same page with me so I ended up going for PT sessions. End result is shoulder is back to 100%!

F. B.

We have been seeing Dr. Garcia for my daughter’s shattered arm for around eight months. Every visit, he is always so friendly, informative and helped her avoid surgery with a bone simulator treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Garcia, he is the best!

Alisa M.

I am leaving this gratitude for Dr. Michael Garcia. He is phenomenal in his practice to our community. He performed surgery on my right elbow in 2015 and is an outstanding surgeon. He takes time to explain and answers all questions. He is a super doc!

Catherine H.

Dr. Garcia and the entire staff have their act together! I went there to find out if I have a broken bone in my hand and everything went seamlessly throughout my appointment. All of my questions were addressed and I received guidance to care for my arthritis (as it turned out there was no broken bone). Strongly recommend Dr. Garcia and his entire staff!


Best doctor at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He spent a lot of time with me and made sure my needs were met. Now I am healed!

Erin D.

Dr. Garcia and his staff provide exceptional service. They are well trained and always available to answer questions. I have referred several of friends who were looking for a hand and shoulder specialist to Dr. Garcia and they, too, were pleased with the service they received.

RateMDs Review

Dr. Garcia is one of the best!

UCompareHealthcare Review

Dr. Michael Garcia is an excellent surgeon. He has always been very professional, friendly and receptive. He has done two surgeries on two trigger fingers. His office staff as so efficient and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Michael J. Garcia and his staff.

UCompareHealthcare Review

Dr. Garcia has a wonderful, easy-going, and comfortable bedside manner both within the office visits and if surgery was necessary.  I felt very informed at each of my office visits prior to my surgery.  Upon my surgical procedure, I was well educated in what the procedure was going to entail.  I greatly appreciated that and felt well prepared for my surgery.

Heather C.

I broke my wrist in two places while on a trip to NC. The doctor there was able to take care of one break but not the other. Upon returning to Tampa, I had just a few days to find a hand orthopedic doctor – not easy if you do not have one on speed dial. I finally went to the Florida Orthopaedic Institute on South Dale Mabry. Dr. Garcia was the doctor there that day. He evaluated my situation, and scheduled surgery for that same week. Dr. Garcia is a kind, caring and thorough surgeon. He listens to patients concerns, answers all questions, and sincerely wants to see the patient fully functional again. I consider myself very fortunate to have found such an excellent surgeon and would recommend him to anyone.


Joy P.

Dr. Garcia is a miracle worker, the talented one, but we know his administrative assistant keeps all things organized. I am thankful and blessed to have Dr. Garcia taking care of my medical needs. I appreciate Dr. Garcia and his team for everything they do.

Carolyn M.

Finding the best surgeon for me was a serious thing. I read alot of reviews and spoke with alot of friends. I am so glad I found FOI and Dr Garcia. He operated on both of my shoulders for rotator cuff injuries between 2012 and 2018, and I can truly say he is a very competent surgeon who cares about his patients. Even though at times he was very busy he always took time to answer every question I had and I never felt rushed. I have recommended him to many friends, coworkers and acquaintances.

Healthgrades Review

I dislocated my shoulder in the worst possible way, I could not move my arm. When I went to Dr. Garcia he discovered one tendon had been broken for several years. He fixed not only what happened but also the tendon that was broken before. It has been 5 months, I am moving and lifting my arm better every day. Thank God for Dr. Garcia, he is the best!

Ines A.

“I had surgery performed by Dr. Garcia on my hand about a year and a half ago and I remember coming into the office to get my stitches taken out and I totally fainted.  Dr. Garcia supported me and kept my airway open so I could breathe. I was so scared, but he just kept telling me it would be okay and he made me feel so much better. Dr. Garcia is my favorite doctor.”

Courtney B.

I was very nervous about my procedure, but after talking to Dr.Garcia and Rosie Johnson who answered all of my questions and listened to all of my concerns and assured me that everything would be fine and it was. My procedure turned out great. Rosie’s professionalism, and listening skills are awesome. Dr. Garcia performed an awesome job and the Surgery Center Staff was awesome as well, from the reception area to the nurses and the anesthesiologist.. Thank you for a job well done!

Carol H.

I am coming up on one year after my broken wrist insident. I am an art teacher, in my 50 s. I decided to rollerskate like I was in my 20s. It was very hard to see my wrist in an “s” configuration. From the begining of my nightmare, I trusted Dr. GARCIA. One year later , I was going to send him an anniversary thank you to comemorate my injury. Celebrate my recovery. I got on here to get the address. I felt compelled to share my gratitude for this gift from God. I could not have imagined my ability to not only use my wrist again,but to be able to draw,paint, create again. I feel so appreciative I can not adequately express my gratitude. Except to say, thank you Dr.. Garcia for sharing your gift.

Mary D.


  • Fellowship, Harvard combined Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center
  • Medical Degree, College of Medicine, University of South Florida

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