Everyone knows that an active life is a happy, healthy and well-lived life. Here in Florida, we have opportunities every day to experience many of life’s greatest pleasures: a walk on the beach, a bicycle ride or a relaxing swim.
However, you may need help to be able to enjoy those opportunities and, if you are among the growing number of people who are suffering from the pain of growth-plate damage or other chronic hip, knee and shoulder problems, please take comfort in knowing that you will find the solution here.
Through this collaboration, we can continue to expand on the services available to our community and bring West Volusia a new choice in orthopedic care.
UF Health Orthopedic physicians provide highly-specialized orthopedic care, including evaluations for joint replacements and treatment for spine, foot, ankle and hand and upper extremities. Services offered include General Orthopedics, Adult Reconstruction, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. Our surgeons are expertly trained and board-certified in general surgery, and offer a wide array of surgical consultations and evaluations.
Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach has been designated a Best Hospital for hip and knee replacement in Central Florida.
Consistently ranked among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for superior outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement and total knee replacement
Consistently Five-Star rated for:
Hip Fracture Repair
Back and Neck Surgery
Awarded first in the state and second in the country for discharge from hip and knee surgery without readmission
The area’s only Orthopedic Traumatologist
Above target performance on all Joint Commission SCIP (Surgical Care Improvement Project) core measures for hip and knee replacements
Multiple post-operation physical therapy sessions a day
Dedicated nursing staff specializing in orthopedic care
Anesthesia staff offers each patient superior pain management specifically designed for orthopedic patient needs
A comprehensive continuum of care including diagnostics, education, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
Our orthopedic practice has a state-of-the-art facility with four clean-air operating suites. Our dedicated nursing staff specializes in orthopedic care. We offer pre-operation classes for patients as well as comprehensive education on joint replacement for our patients. We provide multiple post-operation physical therapy sessions every day.
We believe a multidisciplinary approach is key to providing patient-centric care. Our anesthesia staff offers each patient superior pain management specifically designed for orthopedic patient needs. We offer a comprehensive continuum of care including diagnostics and education along with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Our board-certified surgeons specialize in:
Total Knee Replacements
Total Hip Replacements
Hip Fracture Repairs
Back and Neck Surgery
Recovering After Surgery
Halifax Health - Center for Orthopedics offers comprehensive care for joint replacement surgery. We are proud to offer our successful recovery and rehabilitation program to all of our knee and hip surgery patients.
What makes our program so unique?
With our unique Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program, Halifax Health patients are not only receiving exceptional care from our expert team, but will have the peace of mind that when their surgery is over they can return to doing what they love.
Recovery results that get our patients home and back on their feet faster.
ERAS started as a pilot program for knee replacement patients, the successful outcomes from this program over a 90 day trial period showed positive results patient after patient.
Halifax Health patients receive special care from the areas only Orthopedic/Neuro Patient Navigator before, during and after surgery.
For more information or to schedule a tour call 386.425.0611 and speak to our Orthopedic/Neuro Patient Navigator.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Mako provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee is created. This model is then used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee replacement.
At Halifax Health – Center for Orthopedics we offer state-of-the-art technology that helps you maintain your quality of life.
We focus on providing the latest techniques and technology in orthopedic procedures providing you with clinical outcomes you deserve and expect.
We are proud to offer Mako for total knee replacement.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Mako provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee replacement.
One of the latest innovations in medical science, Mako surgery is a minimally invasive option for patients seeking to maintain joint function. The procedure can be done with a much lower risk of infection, pain or loss of mobility. The surgical procedure is typically completed in about an hour and has significantly less bruising, swelling and risk of postoperative infections than traditional methods. With the Mako procedure, you will experience a better range of motion, less pain and a quicker recovery time when compared with traditional surgery.
Diagnosis and treatment of knee pain
Each patient is unique and can experience knee pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you.
Knee compartment arthritis, one possible reason for knee pain, can affect one or more of the three compartments of the knee. Take a look at the different areas where arthritis can affect the knee joint:
The inside of the knee, or medial compartment
The outside of the knee, or lateral compartment
The top of the knee is also known as the kneecap or patella compartment
Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with medication and other conservative treatments, total knee replacement may provide you with relief from your arthritis.
How surgery works
In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the Triathlon Total Knee implant. With over a decade of clinical history, Triathlon knee replacements are different than traditional knee replacements because they are designed to work with the body to promote natural-like circular motion.
The surgeon guides the robotic arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage within the pre-defined area and the Mako System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created. In a laboratory study, Mako Technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan.
The surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides the robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee joint. The robotic arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding the robotic arm. The Mako System also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.
1 Nawabi DH, Conditt MA, Ranawat AS, Dunbar NJ, Jones J, Banks SA, Padgett DE. Haptically guided robotic technology in total hip arthroplasty – a cadaver investigation. Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2013 Marc 22 7(3): 302-9.2 Illgen R. Robotic assisted total hip arthroplasty improves accuracy and clinical outcome compared with manual technique. 44th Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course. October 7-10, 2014, Cambridge, MA.
Halifax Health | UF Health – Medical Center of Deltona Physicians
J. Richard R. Rhodes, MD
J. Richard R. Rhodes, MD
Please call 386.457.6480 to book and appointment with Dr. Rhodes at Halifax Health | UF Health – Medical Center of Deltona.
Dr. J. Richard Rhodes is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice for 32 years in Volusia County. He has performed over 5,000 total knee replacement surgeries and over 3,000 total hip replacement surgeries using the latest technology available. He has traveled the world to study medicine in many locations including England, Mexico, Switzerland and China. Dr. Rhodes believes in giving his patients the quality time they deserve while treating their condition.
Please call 386.457.6480 to book an appointment with Dr. Hayden at Halifax Health | UF Health – Medical Center of Deltona.
Andrew Hayden, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-eligible orthopedic surgeon at UF Health Orthopedics – Medical Center of Deltona who specializes in sports medicine and uses minimally invasive techniques to treat injuries and conditions of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow. Dr. Hayden is an expert shoulder and knee surgeon with specialty training in rotator cuff, labrum, ACL, meniscus and cartilage injuries. He also offers minimally invasive joint replacement of the shoulder, knee, and hip.
Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach Physicians
James M. Bryan, MD
James M. Bryan, MD
Dr. James M. Bryan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained and board certified in sports medicine. Dr. Bryan joined The Orthopedic Clinic over 20 years ago.
Dr. Bryan is passionate about identifying the best method to successfully treat his patients. He’s especially interested in using minimally invasive techniques so his patients may experience less discomfort and faster recovery times.
Dr. Bryan brings a sports medicine perspective to all the surgeries and treatments that he performs. This includes reconstructive procedures like total knee, total hip and shoulder resurfacing, reverse and total shoulder arthroplasty procedures. He has an esteemed reputation for performing some of the most complex orthopedic surgeries including revision shoulder, hip, and knee reconstructions.
Dr. Richard K. Gaines is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Florida native raised in Daytona Beach. Dr. Gaines has special interests in arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures of the knee and shoulder, as well as procedures of the hip, including total hip joint replacement surgery. Dr. Gaines has been practicing in Volusia County since 1992, and joined The Orthopedic Clinic in 2015.
Dr. Gaines is passionate about serving the Daytona Beach community he grew up in. His orthopedic expertise has led to his involvement with several local sports teams, including Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the Daytona Cubs professional baseball team, and several high schools. Dr. Gaines is also the Clinical Instructor for the Florida State College of Medicine.
He and his wife, Susan, are proud parents of three children.
Dr. Albert W. Gillespy is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and long-time resident of the Daytona Beach area. He is the son of Dr. Thurman Gillespy Jr., who founded The Orthopedic Clinic in 1961, and joined the practice his father started after completing his residency in 1987. He is joined by his brother Mark, who started at the clinic in 1992.
Dr. Gillespy and his wife, Doreen, are parents of two daughters: Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is working at Halifax Health Medical Center in neonatal and labor-delivery care, and is currently studying to become a Nurse Practitioner. Lauren is currently enrolled in the Master of Science Physician Assistant studies program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Mark C. Gillespy is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a long time resident of the Daytona Beach area. He is the son of Dr. Thurman Gillespy Jr., who founded The Orthopedic Clinic in 1961, and joined the practice his father started after completing his residency in 1992.
Dr. Gillespy is passionate about developing and perfecting innovative methods to treat his patients so they experience shorter hospitalization and faster recovery times.
His total hip joint replacement surgeries are performed through a direct anterior approach, which avoids cutting of any hip muscles. He is also one of the few doctors in the Daytona area who performs Birmingham Hip Resurfacing surgery. This innovative technique preserves more of the patient’s original joint.
He’s perfected minimally invasive approaches to help patients with spinal disc conditions, spinal fractures, and spinal fusion surgeries.
For his lumbar discectomy surgeries – the most commonly performed spinal procedure, – he has been the first surgeon in the State of Florida to offer patients the Barricaid device, which has been proven to significantly reduce the risk of a recurrent herniation and associated future surgery in patients at higher risk.”
Dr. Brian R. Hatten is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in total joint replacements, arthroscopic management of athletic injuries, and complex fracture management.
Dr. Hatten is a world leader in knee replacement online education and patient support. He created My Knee Guide, which provides comprehensive and interactive resources for knee arthritis patients who are considering knee replacement or who are going through knee replacement surgery. He has also designed a free iPhone app to make accessing My Knee Guide even easier.
Dr. Hatten is involved in a variety of local community medical activities. He has served as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Halifax Medical Center, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Volusia County Medical Society.
Dr. Brittney Lambie is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and an accomplished medical professional. She has a special interest in performing minimally invasive techniques to help adults and children with degenerative spine conditions, spine deformities, and spine traumas.
Dr. Lambie is passionate about bringing an innovative approach to her patients’ care. She has had the honor to serve as Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at Orlando Health and also employed academic positions at Orlando Health. Her unique background helps her perform leading-edge orthopedic surgery and deliver successful treatment plans.
Dr. Lambie joined The Orthopedic Clinic in 2017 after completing her fellowship in orthopedic spinal surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical Center.
Dr. Lindsay T. Lucas is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon who was born and raised in Georgia. Dr. Lucas joined The Orthopedic Clinic in September 2022 with special interests and training in orthopedic trauma, complex fracture management, non-unions, and total hip joint replacement.
Dr. Lucas received her medical degree from The University of Queensland School of Medicine-Ochsner Clinical School. She immediately followed with a 5-year residency in orthopedic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. Then, she completed her Orthopedic Trauma fellowship at Hughston Clinic.
At The Orthopedic Clinic, Dr. Lucas sees patients at the following locations: Daytona Beach
In her personal life, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving and triathlons. She also considers herself an avid home chef and baker.
Hip: Anterior total joint hip replacement, hip reconstruction
Trauma: Complex trauma, non-unions, fracture care management
Education and Training
BS, The Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006 – 2011
MD, The University of Queensland School of Medicine-Ochsner Clinical School, 2012 – 2015, Brisbane, Australia and New Orleans, LA
Orthopedic Surgery – Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2016 – 2021
Dr. Jeffrey W. Martin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Florida native, born and raised in Pompano Beach. He joined The Orthopedic Clinic in 2005 and has special interests in sports medicine, joint replacement, and traumatic injuries.
Dr. Martin’s training and expertise with sports related injuries have allowed him to work with athletes at the collegiate and professional level. This included participating in the 2005 NFL Scouting Combine on behalf of the San Francisco 49ers as an orthopedic physician.
At The Orthopedic Clinic, Dr. Martin uses many of the principles he learned during his extensive orthopedic training, including the art of minimally invasive techniques, so his patients experience less discomfort and faster recovery times.
Dr. Christopher Matthews is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. He specializes in treatment of all conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hands, in both adults and children.
Dr. Matthews is trained in arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgical approaches, and microvascular surgery. He has particular interest in arthritis surgery of the hand and wrist, shoulder surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and trauma of the upper extremity. He also believes in a personal approach to care and prioritizes taking the time to understand a patient’s individual concerns, provide education on treatment options, and develop a collaborative plan of care.
Dr. Todd A. McCall is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who was born and raised in southern Illinois. Dr. McCall joined The Orthopedic Clinic in 2007 with special interests and training in orthopedic trauma, complex fracture management, non-unions, and total hip joint replacement.
Dr. McCall is passionate about helping patients with complex fractures, traumatic injuries, and those in need of hip reconstruction or replacement surgery. He developed his techniques for trauma and fracture care while working at Methodist Hospital, one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma Centers in the United States.