Dr. Gavan Duffy, MD

Dr. Gavan Duffy, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Gavan Duffy, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.

Southeast Orthopedic Specialists

10475 Centurion Pkwy N Ste 220

Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (12/8/2016)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Duffy's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duffy treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Duffy treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Runner's Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duffy treats Runner's Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Duffy treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duffy performs Knee Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Duffy performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

Dr. Duffy's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bunion
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
St James Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
Ma Gen Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Mayo Medical School
Residency Hospital
1991
Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine
Medical School
Mayo Medical School
University of Dublin / Trinity College / School of Physic
2000
1999
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Duffy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Duffy

4.5

Based on 168 reviews

5 Stars
86.30952380952381%
(145)
4 Stars
0.5952380952380952%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.9761904761904763%
(5)
1 Star
8.928571428571429%
(15)

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I have had several orthopedic surgeons in my life and Dr. Duffy is by far the best! He has been my doctor for 10 years. His diagnosis and prognosis have always been 100% on target for me. He is incredibly knowledgeable and can explain complicated knee issues in layman's terms. Also, just because he is a surgeon doesn't mean he jumps to the answer of surgery immediately. He monitored my knee for 10 years before deciding with me that replacement was the only option. In addition, he is personable and his bedside manner is fantastic. He has managed to do what most physicians today can't. He manages a quick and efficient appointment without leaving you feeling like you've been given the bum's rush. He gives his undivided attention when he's in the exam room. In addition, Chunky (Earl) his PA is the best! Dr. Duffy is surrounded by top notch staff who take a vested interest in you as a person as well as a patient. I really do recommend him and SOS every chance I get!
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Dr. Duffy, is very professional and also kind and friendly. He is a total expert at what he does. He performed 2 total knee replacements for me and my knees are doing very well.
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I have undergone 2 surgeries with Dr Duffy and have always been impressed with the process from A-Z. Great demeanor too.
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Dr Duffy replaced my friend Judy's both knees at age 65 and both my knees at age 75. My friend Linda A. had both hips replaced at age 63. My knees were trashed from thousands of miles of running from 35 to 60 yrs of age (zero menicus remaining bone on bone, MCL, ACL gone and a large curve to the left leg). A highly focused yet empathic person Dr Duffy has given me a new lease on life! I am a chemist/chemical engineer and Technical Director and nowI can zoom around the laboratory again...the feelings of youthful exuberance that Dr Duffy's skills have restored in me with my new mobility cannot be overstated. When I initially challenged him for a comparison to a robotic knee procedure a friend had described, this exceptional surgeon shared part of the story of the growth of his inner passion for healing people with his orthopedic skills that convinced me to choose him. I am grateful to Dr Duffy for his sincere, "look you in the eyes" personna and recommend him wholeheartedly Jim S.
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Dr Duffy replaced my friend Judy's both knees at age 65 and both my knees at age 75. My friend Linda A. had both hips replaced at age 63. My knees were trashed from thousands of miles of running from 35 to 60 yrs of age (zero menicus remaining bone on bone, MCL, ACL gone and a large curve to the left leg). A highly focused yet empathic person Dr Duffy has given me a new lease on life! I am a chemist/chemical engineer and Technical Director and nowI can zoom around the laboratory again...the feelings of youthful exuberance that Dr Duffy's skills have restored in me with my new mobility cannot be overstated. When I initially challenged him for a comparison to a robotic knee procedure a friend had described, this exceptional surgeon shared part of the story of the growth of his inner passion for healing people with his orthopedic skills that convinced me to choose him. I am grateful to Dr Duffy for his sincere, "look you in the eyes" personna and recommend him wholeheartedly Jim S.
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Dr Duffy has done knee replace surgery on both my knees. I find that he and his Physician Assistants are of the highest caliber. They are all compassionate, caring and extremely professional. Dr. Duffy is an excellent surgeon, always taking the time needed to answer questions and quell fears. Knowing the quality of care I will receive, I am returning to see if I have an issue with my hip.
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Dr. Dufffy replaced my 2 knees, bone on bone because of Arthritis. Dr. Duffy is the most pleasant and caring doctor you can meet. He knows exactly what he is doing, he performs at least 8 surgeries a day. My recovery was fabulous, within 3 weeks I was at that semi-independent stage, and by 3 months I was able to travel by plane. I would recommend Dr. Duffy without hesitation. In fact, he is operating on my friend's knee next month. She is already very impressed with his professionalism.
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Dr Duffy is a outstanding surgeon and explains your procedure that has to be done and does it in a outstanding manner.i
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Dr Duffy is the most kind caring doctor I’ve ever been to. He replaced my hip in September and I am completely relieved to be out of pain. The recovery was quick and I had my life back. He and his PA’s are wonderful and know exactly what your needs are
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Dr Duffy listens to your needs and thoroughly explains his recommendations for correcting your medical joint problems. You never feel rushed during your appointments with him. He is courteous and professional --- and the outcomes of both of my total knee replacements that he performed couldn't have been better. Great doctor and gifted surgeon..... and I recommend him without hesitation!
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I found the most compelling reason to use Dr Duffy is that his entire team show genuine care for patients. Yes.....he is an excellent Orthopedic Surgeon ...but more than that, he and his team have genuine empathy for the whole patient process, from calling the night before surgery to ensuring a strict and very proactive follow up through the nursing care and the physical therapy process. I cannot recommend Dr Duffy and his team highly enough. Oh.. yes both my hips are perfect and I feel great!
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Total knee replacement : Extremely conscientious, Performed initial exam , madd several recommendations and we moved forward , explained every phase in plain English Preop to post op His entire staff were at my fingertips The overnite stay at the hospital was a pleasure Walking on walker just after coming out of surgery No bruises whatso ever
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Dr. Duffy and his team were attentive, caring and very professional during the pre-operate visits, surgical day and post-op visits. Dr. Duffy made sure to answer all our questions and treated us like a family member. It was comforting to know we had a good team through out the entire process. Now a year after my knee replacement everything has gone smoothly and I no longer have one pain, thanks to Dr.Duffy and his team.
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If you want a caring, compassionate, and above all highly-skilled surgeon who has done thousands of knee replacements with an extremely low percentage of complications, then Dr. Duffy is the doctor you should turn to. He and his team are SUPERB with a surgical methodology that produces proven results. I had a total knee replacement in October 2017 after doing extensive research into the best doctor in Jacksonville to do the operation. I chose Dr. Duffy and haven’t regretted my decision at all!
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Dr Duffy replaced my left knee in March of 2017 and my right knee in November 2017. He is skillful and caring and his Physician's Assistants are fantastic. My recoveries were complete and faster than expected. I highly recommend Dr. Duffy.
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I just got finished with my second hip replacement surgery with Dr. Duffy. He is a true professional and I completed rehab without any pain or problems. I have recommended Dr. Duffy to many of my friends from results of first hip replacement 8 years ago. Now finishing up second hip, Dr. Duffy has improved on what I touted as the best ortho guy in the southeast. eight years ago.
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Dr. Duffy replaced my knees. He is an expert in his field and was extremely caring.
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Dr Duffy is amazing. My surgery (total knee replacement) was scheduled for the afternoon, after which he was the patient of a back surgery. Following morning I’m in PT and here he comes in his hospital gown using a walker to check on me. What service. Dedicated all the way. I’ve only gotten the best care by Dr Duffy and Diane and all personnel at this office. I am just one year out and results are incredible No pain and very light scar. If I need any ortho services I’ll be there
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Dr Duffy replaced both hips I am like a new person. Dr Duffy us the best
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My husband and I have both had knee replacements by Dr Duffy. I cannot say enough good things about him. In addition to being an excellent surgeon, he is extremely personable and makes the entire process so manageable, Both before and after surgery his care is beyond what is expected. If you do the rehab correctly afterwards your knee works better than you thought possible. We highly recommend Dr Duffy to everyone we know.
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Golden Rule
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Humana
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Mayo Clinic
Medicaid
Meritain Health
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