Dennis O. Sagini, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Hand & Upper Extremity
Dr. Dennis Sagini, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in care of the hand and upper extremity. He is on the Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida team, based in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Sagini has a passion for helping his patients get back to the lifestyle they love, using the most minimally invasive procedures, as well as non-surgically through means such as steroid injections, occupational and physical therapy, and splinting.
Whether it’s getting back to tennis, golf, job duties, or performing tasks as simple as opening a jar, or sleeping easily through the night, the goal of Dr. Sagini and his staff is to help patients enjoy life again without pain.
Dr. Sagini also makes it a priority to provide a relaxed atmosphere that is both professional and personal, and makes his patients feel at ease. Patients can feel comfortable talking directly to their doctor, and getting answers to all of their questions and concerns.
Lastly, Dr. Sagini places a great value on educating his patients and the general public about common disorders and issues of the hands and upper extremities. He regulary provides free lectures and seminars about these topics. (Seminars are held the 1st Tuesday of every month at Lee Memorial See Calendar on the Home Page
Vejay S. Harrypersaud | PA-C
Board-Certified Physician Assistant
Vejay is a nationally Board-Certified Physician Assistant. He attended the University of Central Florida for his Bachelor’s of Science degree with a Major in Health Sciences and a Minor in Health Service Administration. He then went on to obtain his Master’s of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Honors Studies at Nova Southeastern University. He also has certifications in the following:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Point Of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Vejay is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.
As Physician Assistant (PA), Vejay is delegated various patient care duties by Dr. Sagini, specializing in care of the hands and upper extremities. This team model is an efficient way to continue providing the highest quality medical care to patients.
Vejay has spent his entire life residing in Florida. Splitting time between Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and SW Florida. Being raised in SW Florida he enjoys spending his free time at the beach.
Occupational and Physical Therapist
Constance (Connie) Kurash | OTR/L, CEAS, CHT
Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
Certified Hand Therapist
Member American Society of Hand Therapists
Member Florida Hand Society
Organized a SW Florida Hand Forum
Connie has 20 years of experience providing specialty therapy services to the hand and upper extremity. She began her medical career in Pittsburgh PA, in 1991, and moved to Florida in 1997. She now works with Dr. Sagini and Joint Implant Surgeons of FL as a seasoned therapist.
Connie specializes in treatment of arthritis of the hands, nerve, muscle and tendon injuries, as well as post-op fracture care, and upper extremity dysfunction.
Connie also realizes the value of education, and enjoys teaching and sharing her splint designs and lecturing at professional seminars. She has also authored articles and book chapters on hand therapy topics for various publications. Injuries vary in degree and complication. As part of her presentations Connie shares her expertise in splint design, which has received a high degree of recognition and numerous awards from her peers.
A large part of what attracted Connie to Florida is her love for the outdoors. In her time off, Connie enjoys volunteering services to help maintain and enhance the mountain bike trails, camp sites and the kayaking waterways that Lee County is famous for.