Dr. J Robert Gavin Jr, MD

Dr. J Robert Gavin Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. J Robert Gavin Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hilton Head Island, SC and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

15 Moss Creek Vlg

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Contact Information

(843) 681-5077

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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Gavin Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gavin Jr "J. Robert Gavin JR., MD. at the Sport and Spine institute, Hilton Head, SC is recognized as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for over 20 years, committed to providing innovative and compassionate orthopaedic care-specializing in joint surgery and sports medicine, including advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy. He is recognized as a Healthgrades Honor Roll physician. After graduating from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Gavin was accepted into the highly competitive St. Lukes/Roosevelt Orthopaedic program in Manhatten, where he received the distinction of Chief Resident. For over 7 years, Dr. Gavin has been on staff at Hilton Head Hospital as well as the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head Island. Prior to that, Dr. Gavin was in private practice for over 10 years in NE Penna and board certified since 1992. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gavin Jr "Gavin Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is located in the Sport & Spine Institute at 15 Moss Creek Village, Bluffton SC.  We offer our patients high quality, all in one comprehensive orthopaedic care. Dr. Gavin, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon,  committed to providing convenient, compassionate care in a patient focused environment. Our musculoskeletal center offers on site diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services for optimal patient care and education.  There is a reason 98% of our patients would refer us to friends or family members.  At Gavin orthopaedics, we care.  We also offer walk in appointments for orthopaedic injuries that need to be seen immediately at Moss Creek Orthopaedic Urgent Care.  No need to wait at the Hospital or be misdiagnosed.  Our hours are M-T 11:00-6:00 and open until 4:00 on Fri., also located at 15 Moss Creek Village."


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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Urgent Care Medicine (Physician Assistant)

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

88  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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42  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.


  • St. Joseph's University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • North Shore University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gavin Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gavin Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gavin Jr to family and friends
31 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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Dr. Gavin Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Gavin Jr Says:

At Gavin Orthopaedics, results matter:

For our Knee Follow up Assessments:

-96% of our patients received relief from pain

-94% resumed usual activities

-97% rated the outcome as either very good or excellent.

For our Hip Follow up Assessments:

-94% of our patients received relief from pain

-93% resumed usual activities

-94% rated the outcome as


Patient Comments (4)

I was very apprehensive about my knee surgery. Dr Gavin provided me with options and explained in detail what I could expect...all my questions were answered in great detail....spent time explaining the results of X-rays and MRI. He was very thorough, patient, and understanding. Excellent surgeon....more
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Most arrogant doctor I have ever dealt with. Rude office staff and long wait times.
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Dr. Gavin is a good listener, communicates well with his patents and works in partnership with them.. My recent meniscus surgery was successful. Consider Dr. Gavin if you are looking for an orthopedic surgeon.
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Not Helpful, 1 hour+ waiting, rude PAs, talked negatively about me in the hall outside the room, complained of not caring and not caring to see me. PAs said they don't know why I was there they didn't want to come in the room. Very nasty people
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