Dr. Gavan Duffy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 51
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Dr. Gavan Duffy, MD
Dr. Gavan Duffy, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Jacksonville, FL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Duffy is affiliated with Saint Vincent's Medical Center Riverside and Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside.

10475 Centurion Pkwy N Ste 220

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Contact Information

(904) 634-0640

Dr. Gavan Duffy, MD

Dr. Gavan Duffy, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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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.
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Dr. Duffy's Experience

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


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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

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


  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • St James Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Ma Gen Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Mayo Medical School
    Other Education | Completed
  • University Of Dublin / Trinity College / School Of Physic
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Duffy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Duffy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Duffy to family and friends
based on 142 total reviews (41 with comments)
Dr. Duffy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (41)
Orange Park, FL |
Great orthopedic surgeon. Explains everything in layman's terms. Feel comfortable for him to do my surgery.
Ponte Vedra, FL |
What an awesome surgeon! Had a THP recently and I'm so pleased with the outcome! I also recommend the Physical Therapy associated with his office.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Duffy is incredible. He has given me a new lease on life. He has performed both of my knee replacements. I can run for the first time in over a decade! I am thrilled with his professional manner and listening ear. Dr. Duffy's staff is also wonderful.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Duffy is always friendly and approachable. He is extremely professional and easy to understand. He never makes you feel that you are asking too many questions. I have never felt 'rushed' through the appointment which seems to be the norm with my other doctors. I highly recommend him. I wish that there were more doctors like him.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Went in for total knee replacement, after 3 months I went to Venice, LA on a yellowfin tuna fishing trip, had no problems with my new knee. Could not have done this before the surgery because of to much pain in the old knee. When the time comes to have my other knee done it will be Dr. Duffy.
in Fernandina Beach, FL |
I had knee surgery last Oct. 24th 2016 and I want to say that I could not recommend a Doctor more than Dr. Duffy. His personality is one that puts you at ease and feel comfortable with his procedures. I am sure glad I choose him from the many other great Orthopedic Doctors in Jacksonville area. I just can't say enough good about him and his team. My knee is wonderful and I am riding bikes once again at the good old ripe age of 70. Thank you Dr. Duffy
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr Duffy listened to me and his answers made me feel safe and right where I was supposed to be. His expertise and attention to detail, in every aspect of his practice, was a privilege to see and experience! And always delivered in a charming manner!!!
in Jacksonville, FL |
Absolutely a wonderful doctor. Personable, friendly and knows his stuff. I am forever grateful for the magnificent job he did on my hip replacement. Would recommend him highly to anyone!
St Augustine, FL |
Only the Highest standards he provides to all. He & his P.A.'s are on top of your needs. Would recommend him above all our local knee & hip surgeons. Will be glad you made the choice.
in Jacksonville Beach, FL |
It has taken me 6 months to write this, the 500 characters given you is no where near enough to describe my incredible experience with Dr. Gavan Duffy and the entire staff of Southeast Orthopedic. I will begin by telling you that due to multiple health problems, getting my hip replaced was truley a long shot. Dr. Duffy and I met and after the first time meeting him and he with the utmost confidence he looked me in the eye shook my hand and assured me We could do this. He is an amazing Dr and man
in Neptune Beach, FL |
Less than three months after knee replacement and I'm back on the tennis court! This could not have been possible w/out the tremendous care received from Dr. Duffy and his team of medical professionals. From my first appointment to today, Dr. Duffy and his colleagues have provided needed information, support, encouragement, and EXCELLENT medical care to take me from needing a cane to now engaging life without a cane or pain. What a blessing; I recommend Dr. Duffy and his team without reservation
in Orange Park, FL |
had to have knee replacement and the doctors at Costal Spine recommended Dr. Duffy. Had several shots in knee (left). After several months of shots, we decided to go ahead and do the replacement. Dr. Duffy and PA Earl(Chunky) explained everything about how it was done and what they would do. Dr. Duffy came in every night to check on me and to ask how I was doing. That made me feel like he cared. I have been singing his praises ever since. I have told many people to go to him.
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 accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Duffy has admitting privileges

Saint Vincent's Medical Center Riverside
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside
4201 Belfort Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
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