Dr. Gavan P. Duffy, MD

Dr. Gavan P. Duffy, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 50 years old

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Heekin Orthopedic Specialists is dedicated to providing the community with the highest quality healthcare through our commitment to leadership and excellence. Through this mission, we strive to set the standard for quality healthcare delivery in the region bringing national-level care to a local setting.Read more

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (29)
Fleming Island, FL |
My knee replacement surgery and post-surgery care was excellent! Several players at my tennis club also had knee replacements by Dr. Duffy and were very satisfied-- that's why I chose him to do the surgery. Office appointments are not rushed and he takes time to answer questions.
in Daytona Beach, FL |
I have had both hips replaced by Dr. Duffy and couldn't be happier with the care I received! He is very compassionate, cares about his patients and is a excellent Orthopedic Surgeon. His staff is great and treats you like you are family. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a knee or hip replacement. Thank You, Dr. Duffy for keeping me on my feet, you are my hero.
in Ponte Vedra, FL |
I had many long, frustrating years with my knee until I saw Dr. Duffy. After he reviewed my situation, we discussed and tried options before deciding surgery was needed. I am now 3 months post-op from a total knee replacement, and I feel almost no pain. I am absolutely delighted that I have resumed my active lifestyle. He's the best!
in St Augustine, FL |
Dr. Duffy performed hip replacement surgery for me 4 months ago. The experience was life-changing. From the moment I woke up from the surgery, I had no pain. After living with constant pain for months, the transformation was amazing. My recovery was so much easier than I had expected. Dr. Duffy was heavily involved all the way through the process, from helping me decide to move forward with surgery, all the way through my post op appointments. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
in Ormond Beach, FL |
I spent a great deal of time searching for the right surgeon for my hip replacement. Dr. Duffy's credentials and his wealth of surgical experience led me to him. I am very glad that I chose him. He is a tremendous Orthopedic Surgeon as well as a fine gentlemen with an excellent bedside manner.
in St Augustine, FL |
Dr. Duffy is a highly experienced, extremely skilled orthopedic surgeon. My experience with him was very successful due to his positive, open communication skills as well as his skill as a surgeon. He expresses himself as a person who loves his work and takes personal and professional satisfaction when his patients have the outcome they desire. I can truthfully saw my total hip replacement was pain free and complication free. My new hip functions as if it were my original.
in Neptune Beach Florida |
The Best All staff and hospital staff superb gave me a new great quality of life
Jacksonville, FL |
There are so many people to connect with during a surgery/recovery. I was always glad to see Dr. Duffy. His ease and "personability" was a huge plus. based on my healing both in ease of movement and physical appearance of the sugery site, this is a good surgeon, and a good surgery team. Appreciate the sense that he knows me despite the number of surgeries he's doing each week.
in Atlantic Beach, FL |
Dr. Duffy did my knee replacement in May 2016. I was well informed about the surgery and was most pleased with my results. I finished physical therapy in 6 weeks and now after 13 weeks I am walking normal with no pain. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs knee replacement surgery!
in Jacksonville, FL |
Outstanding skills. Pain management & follow-up are top drawer. Look no further for a surgeon.
in St Augustine, FL |
in jacksonville, fl |
Dr. Duffy did my knee replacement eight years ago and gave me a new life. He is an amazing doctor and tell everyone he should do your knee replacement if you need one.
in ponte vedra beach, FL |
I had been in severe pain for almost 3 years due to a Major Clinic in jacksonville telling me that my leg pain was all due to my back problems. Dr Duffy was thorough and sent me to a neurosurgeon for a consult before doing total right hip surgery to make sure . I can now walk ,standing up straight,without leg pain. He is the best and renewed my faith that there are still some Doctors who care-he answers all your questions and I wouldnt go to anyone else-he gave me back my life
in Glen St Mary |
In My Fifties I needed both hips replaced and couldn't ask for a better experience.... I am now 65 and have not had a moments problem..... I have even told friends and Family in Iowa and Mississippi it would be well worth the trip to be a patient of Dr. Duffy's and his Staff! I have nothing but GOOD to report from My Surgery's ( Both Hips) Thanks again Doc! Nancy K
in Jacksonville, FL |
Felt very rushed. Was not able to communicate my concerns. He just looked at my X-rays, told me what he thought the cause was and walked out and said his assistant would set up my physical therapy. When I went to therapy the PT told me it was not what he said at all but another cause. Which was what I. Was trying to communicate to the Dr.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Any patient who is headed for knee or hip surgery is in for a treat if Dr. Duffy and his staff are involved. He is friendly, engaging, humorous, and just a lovely, handsome man. He and his group know their business and set out to do the best job possible. They address any concerns a patient may have and stay in contact long after the surgery. I always look forward to my yearly check-up since my knee replacement surgery 5 years ago. Dr. Duffy is quite a treasure in Jacksonville.
in Saint Augustine, FL |
Everything about my experience was great! Once I realized the severity of my need for surgery, I was able to pre-hab which was a great help going into physical therapy after surgery. I had a 20 degree bend in my knee as well as needing total replacement. Now 18 months out from surgery,my leg is straight and I have my life back. Thank you so much!!
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr Duffy has been my dr for 5 years and I wouldn't go to anyone but him. His surgical skills are excellent. His bedside manner is awesome and he always takes the time to thoroughly explained every procedure. His PA's are equally as professional! He really DOES care about his patients. So if he is running behind on an appointment he is worth the wait. GO TEAM DUFFY!
in Orange Park, FL |
Dr Duffy, his PA's, Staff and Physical Therapy Personnel are the Greatest. They all have the same goal, to get You Back to a Normal Lifestyle.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I can't say enough about Dr. Duffy. Two people I know referred him to me and if I ever need another procedure I would not hesitate to have him as my surgeon again. I had a total hip replacement and had no pain from day one after surgery. I rate Dr.Duffy 5 star. He took his time with me and absolutely cared for my well being.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Duffy and his team (office, hospital, physical therapy) are a well oiled machine. Everyone I come in contact with are kind and caring and make me feel like I'm their only patient. Through the surgery and post-op, I never felt neglected--was visited by Dr. Duffy and his team on a daily basis. During office visits I never feel rushed and never leave without all my questions being thoroughly addressed. I highly recommend Dr. Duffy to everyone needing a hip replacement
in Jacksonville, FL |
Unfortunately my experience doesn't match everyone else's here. Dr. Duffy is lacking big-time in bedside manner! He had no problems telling us how great a surgeon he/how skilled in his profession he is. He managed to tell me how morbidly overweight I am and how I was out of breath. What he heard was my breath catching because he scared me! I refused to allow this man to perform surgery on me, and to tell you the truth, he didn't seem to interested in doing it anyway. {Dr. Shirley is AMAZING!}
in st augustine florida |
Has been 2 years since both knees were replaced and, in conjuction with Dr Duffy's skill and an excellent physical therapy program I am willing to sign up as a poster patient for Heekin Orthopedics.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Duffy, along with his expertise and experience, is also kind and caring!!!! He even makes a personal call the night before your surgery!!! I have had both knees replaced now. I am able to walk up and down my stairs. Had very little pain - took no pain meds - rehab prescribed by Dr. Duffy was excellent! Great experience! Great doctor!
Orange Park, FL |
He came highly recommend by tennis friends, and I will recommend him also.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Duffy really cares about me and the quality of care that I receive. I'm mid-40s and he performed a total hip replacement on me 3 months ago and I feel like I've gone back in time about 20 years. He's my angel. He's funny, he's cool, he's genuine, he makes me feel like I'm his only patient and he's incredibly skilled at his job. I trust this man and would have him perform any additional procedures. Even if I were to relocate out of Jacksonville, I would come back for him. LOVE this man.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I had a knee replacement and absolutely couldn't be happier with the entire process, especially the results. I went from two years of severe pain to being totally pain free and able to perform all functions and maintain a very active lifestyle.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr Duffy have been my doctor for over seven years. I had the privileged of have Dr Duffy perform both my hips and a knee replacement. I never had a Doctor in who care so much that he visit me each day I was in the hospital.I considered him to be my number one doctor and refer him to all my friends in my community and church. Thanks Dr Duffy for all you do
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Duffy is a very passionate and competent surgeon and only wants the best for his patients. to me he's the best when it comes to knee replacement.my experience with him and hi staff was amazing. if you need orthopedic care look no further than dr. duffy you want be sorry.
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Dr. Duffy's Care Philosophy

Heekin Orthopedic Specialists is dedicated to providing the community with the highest quality healthcare through our commitment to leadership and excellence. Through this mission, we strive to set the standard for quality healthcare delivery in the region bringing national-level care to a local setting.

Dr. Duffy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders


  • Medical School
    Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    St James Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School
    Ma Gen Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Other Education
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Dublin / Trinity College / School of Physic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement