Joint replacement expertise

Why Choose St. Vincent's For Orthopedics?

Certified Excellence


Joint Commission St. Vincent’s Southside and Riverside are home to award winning Orthopedic Centers of Excellence. St. Vincent’s Riverside was the first in the region to receive Joint Commission certification in hip & knee surgery. Now St. Vincent’s Southside is the first in the entire nation with hip, knee, shoulder and spine certifications.

The Joint Commission is the nation’s premier healthcare accreditation entity.

“Patients in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia who need joint replacement surgery can confidently say there’s a center in my area that truly offers expert care,” says St. Vincent’s Riverside Orthopedic Center of Excellence Medical Director R. David Heekin, M.D. “A national certifying agency has gone through our program from top to bottom and recognizes it as an excellent program that also happens to have high patient satisfaction rates.”

“With an aging population, more and more people are suffering from arthritis and joint pain and require surgery to alleviate the pain so they can live full, high-quality lives.  We are proud to offer people in our community these Centers of Excellence that provide superior care” said Gavan Duffy, M.D., St. Vincent’s Southside Orthopedic Center of Excellence Medical Director.


Advanced Technology

Cutting-edge technology is being utilized both in and out of the operating room at St. Vincent's, allowing for a wide range of minimally-invasive procedures. This advanced technology allows patients to heal better and faster, and is just another way St Vincent's is working to continue to provide the absolute best orthopedic care in Jacksonville.

Learn more about the ConforMIS Partial Knee Resurfacing System and other technology advances at St. Vincent's.

Center for Joint Replacement

St. Vincent's program spans the entire joint replacement experience and is built on the things that matter most: clinical excellence, innovation, and patient education.

We are proud to have some of the highest trained orthopedic surgeons in Florida operating within our Joint Replacement Center. All of our surgeons share a passion for restoring active lifestyles, and many are fellowship-trained in joint replacement.

Learn more about our joint replacement program.

St. Vincent's Southside Total Joint Rehabilitation Unit Managed By Brooks

The Total Joint Rehabilitation Unit exists because we believe that a positive state of mind speeds recovery. Our program is located in a newly renovated wing in St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside with a vibrant, active environment featuring private patient rooms and a pleasant, private dining room to make sure you are comfortable during your stay.

All therapy is administered by highly-specialized experts with advanced training in orthopedic rehabilitation.

Learn about the total joint rehabilitation unit.

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