Mark C. Gillespy


1075 Mason Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32117



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About Dr. Mark C. Gillespy

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.”

Clinical Expertise:

  • Spine: Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal operations; spinal decompression and fusions; kyphoplasty treatment of spinal fractures
  • Knee: Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, partial and total knee joint replacements
  • Hip: Anterior total hip joint replacements, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing


Main Office
1075 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Twin Lakes Office
1890 LPGA Blvd., Suite 240, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Port Orange: North/South Office
1165 Dunlawton Ave., Suite 102, Port Orange, FL 32127

Port Orange: East Office
1175 Dunlawton Ave., Suite 101 Port Orange, FL 32127

Palm Coast Office
17 Old Kings Road N., Suite K, Palm Coast, FL 32137

Education and Training

Undergraduate Education BS, Davidson College, 1978 – 1982

Medical Education MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1982 – 1986

Internship Department of General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1986 – 1987

Residency Department of Orthopedics, University of Florida, 1987 – 1992

Fellowships AO Fellowship, Bern, Switzerland, March 1991

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Diplomat – 1994
Recertification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004 – 2014
Recertification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014 – 2024
Professional Organizations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Volusia County Medical Society
North American Spine Society
Florida Medical Association
Hospital Affiliations
East Coast Surgery Center, Daytona Beach
Halifax Health, Daytona Beach & Port Orange
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach
Twin Lakes Surgery Center, Daytona Beach