• J. ROBERT GAVIN JR., M.D. Gavin Orthopaedics

    J. Robert Gavin JR., MD., Hilton Head, SC is recognized as a board certified orthopedic surgeon for over 25 years, committed to providing innovative and compassionate orthopedic care-specializing in joint surgery and sports medicine, including advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy. He is recognized as a Healthgrades Honor Roll physician.

Strength In Flexibility

It’s the end of a long day, which means Dr. Robert Gavin, Jr. is just
moments away from hearing what he calls “the best sound in the
world.” Gavin loves what he does, and as an orthopedic surgeon with
more than 20 years of experience he’s…

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Meet Dr. Gavin

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 14 years, Dr. Gavin has been on staff at Hilton Head Hospital, the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head Island and the Bluffton Okatie Surgery Center.  Prior to that, Dr. Gavin was in private practice for over 10 years in NE Pennsylvania and has been board certified since 1992.


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

Board Status:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – 1992
  • Re-Certification – 2010

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Southern Orthopaedic Society

Surgery privileges at the following:

  • Bluffton Okatie Surgery Center
  • Hilton Head Hospital