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.
Dr. Gavin and the advanced musculoskeletal center at the Sport & Spine Institute unite diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services for optimal patient care, convenience and education.
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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Dr. Gavin's education includes:
- Residency - St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, Chief Resident, New York, NY
- Fellowship - North Shore University - Cornell Medical Center - Manhasset, NY
- Internship - St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - 1992
- Re-Certification - 2010
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- Eastern Orthopaedic Association
- Southern Orthopaedic Society
Surgery privileges at the following:
- Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head
- Hilton Head Hospital
Gavin Orthopaedics understands that quality measures give you confidence in the choices you make for your healthcare. Dr. Gavin has two benchmark surveys within his practice to provide feedback on how we are doing. We take pride in our service and pride serving our patients.
When we talk about quality in healthcare, we are generally talking about the patients total experience and health outcomes. At Gavin Orthopaedics at the Sport and Spine Intitute in Hilton Head, SC, we know that efficient, friendly, compassionate care is an important component of our success, which includes the entire office experience from making an appointment to checkout.
We are serious about our service standards and our patients overall experience and we constantly guage how we are doing by communicating with our patients and through surveys. Feedback received from our patients provide key elements we use to monitor our quality.
As for health outcomes, how successful a procedure is and how well a patient recovers are the standards utilized when you have an orthopaedic procedure. Positive outcomes include improved mobility and decreased pain; in other words, how fast and well you can get back to doing the things you like to do. Dr. Gavin constantly evaluates the outcomes of his hip/knee patients after surgery.
“I have more motion in my hip than in 10 years! Believe it or not, but I’m looking forward to having my knee replaced.” Hip Replacement Patient
What our patients Say
We take pride in our patients satisfaction and it shows through the testimonials we have received by our patients. If you are one of our patients we would love to hear what you have to say just send it in and we will publish it!
Here are some of our more recent testimonials...
3/1/13 NK- "I am very happy with my new knee replacement!"
2/12/13 JW- Shoulder pain "Best damn Dr. around"
1/16/13 NK -knee replacement "So grateful all went so well! Thanks a million!!"
1/10/13…"Is there any way we could improve our services for you?"
-----No, very competent Doctor,
-----No, it's great, excellent Doctor.
-----Continue keeping me healthy!!....
8/7/12 RL- Shoulder surgery Shoulder is working wonderfully! Thank you immensely!!
8/2/12 RD-Repaired Achilles tendon____ Doing great, you healed me!
8/1/12 PM- Shoulder surgery Doing great, faster recovery then thought! Thank you Dr. G."
5/4/12 DB - Ankle fracture Feels A LOT! BETTER!!
4/3/12 JF- Broken foot "Thank you for the excellent care by Dr. and staff"
1/4/12 VS- Knee Replacement No Pain, all is well!
10/28/12- AARP F 60+ Excellent, superior success with torn meniscus.
6/28/11 “Thorough, efficient, easy to talk to!” Dr. Gavin rated excellent in all areas surveyed.60 + y.o New Patient,
6/28/11 “Takes time and makes effort to fully explain; help is now outstanding!” Dr. Gavin rated excellent in all areas surveyed 60+y.o Male Returning Patient
6/27/11 “Great treatment; compassionate, friendly staff; don’t change!” Dr. Gavin rated excellent in all areas surveyed. 60+y.o Male returning Patient,
6/27/11 “Services are wonderful. Exam-concern always good" Dr. Gavin Rated Excellent in all areas of survey. 60+y.o Female Returning Patient,
Insurance: Mutual Of Ohama
5/12/11 “ACL Made Wonderful. I visited Dr. Gavin for a ACL repair. He was thoughtful and insightful with advice to me in regards to my torn ACL. He encouraged me to rehab prior to my surgery. His knowledge and experience shown through by explaining to me that after the surgery it is imperative to rehab my knee to get the best results. His staff followed up with me and helped me get settled with a physical therapy group.”
5/10/11 “Dr Gavin was one of the best dr's I have been to in a long time. Spent an hour with my son and i explaining his injury, how much time he would need to heal until he could return to sports, etc. We even then saw him out and he not only remembered us but asked how my son was doing! Excellent care, excellent dr!”
5/10/11 “I've seen Dr. Gavin for a variety of sports injuries. He is extremely caring and really takes his time to explain all options to you. I love the fact that he is conservative in his approach and is willing to listen to the patient. I would highly recommend him. If I needed surgery this would be the doctor I would choose without a doubt. He is smart, caring and has a wonderful bedside manner.”
5/04/11 “Went for long term shoulder problem. The Dr.took the time to explain in detail the options available to me. Felt he was extremely knowledgeable, caring and would recommend to a family member.”
3/8/11 “I am so grateful for your help when I needed it most…. You were a bright star in a morass of indecisions and worries.”
MW, HHH ER Patient
9/20/10 “Excellent care. Took time to explain in detail what was going on. Even walked through MRI and xray results showing before and after and educated me by way of the tests. He came very highly recommended and I agree.”
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
8/20/10 CM - Hip replacement No pain now!!!!
6/1/10 “Grateful.Dr. Gavin operated on me when he first came to the island at HHI hospital emergency room. A staph infection in my toe ruptured and he saved my foot/leg from being amputated. No guarantee he said, but he cleaned it out, sewed it up and I'm still on my feet thanks to his skills. This was serious as the infection burst over night and was an open wound when I went to the emergency room and thankfully was there to operate and stop the infection.”
5/28/08 “Dr. was very friendly, spent time with me unlike many other doctors who “scoot you through”. Additionally, he uses the latest technology to track his patients.”
1/21/07 "“extremely caring and knowledgably, would absolutely recommend!”
“Mr. Berry is doing better than any total knee replacement I have seen at this stage in my 10 years of therapy.” MC-MSPT
“Absolutely wonderful, I would recommend Dr. Gavin to anyone!” NB (Knee replacement patient)
“After 4 joint replacements, this knee replacement was the shortest recovery time…within 4 weeks I was playing golf!” FP (knee replacement patient)
“No pain now, I’m back to doing what I’ve always wanted to do!” WT(hip replacement patient)
“I have more motion in my hip than in 10 years! Believe it or not, but I’m looking forward to having my knee replaced.” AR (hip replacement patient)
“I’m back to my lifestyle—tennis, golf, stairs, gardening and working out—with no pain”. DS (knee replacement patient)
“There is no one anywhere- when I go into a medical office- where the Doctor and his medical staff is as caring, professional and just plain nice…Dr. Gavin is wonderful to work with, he takes the time to explain things in detail.” JI (hip replacement patient)