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Baptist South (904) 880.1260 <br>San Marco (904) 858-6400

Elbow, Hand, Joint Replacement, Shoulder, Sports Medicine

Office Location(s):
San Marco



Lynn Cheney’s shoulder arthritis had become so severe, simple tasks were impossible. She couldn’t drive, put dishes in her cabinet, wash her own hair or even dress herself without help.

– Lynn C., Read More


Dr. Kitay has a genuine concern for his patients...

– Bruce H., Read More


The surgery on my right elbow was to give back my range of motion. In less than three months, I was able to hit tennis balls again.

– Sharon, Read More


After having been told by other doctors that nothing was broken, Dr. Kitay immediately saw the problem...

– William, Read More


Jacksonville Orthopaedic Rehabilitation was excellent. I am doing great now. I am back to my active lifestyle.

– Marsha, Read More


I had a contraction in my right hand…and was embarrassed about the way it looked.

– Gwendolyn, Read More

Trigger Finger

With no surgery or downtime, my problem was resolved. Just want to say thanks, doc!

– Christopher, Read More

Basilar Thumb Arthritis

He never gives up on a problem and stays with you until both you and he are satisfied...

– Virginia, Read More


The first doctor I saw said surgery – no other option…

– Randall, Read More


It is so good to use a doctor that is not always so eager to operate…

– James, Read More


Dr. Kitay is knowledgeable, open and honest…

– Mary, Read More


The incredible repair of my husband's (Douglas) arm after being shot…

– Donna & Douglas, Read More


Life-changing surgeries…

– Harriette, Read More


I would not consider anyone else for orthopedic surgery…

– Vivian, Read More


Dr. Kitay treats me for severe arthritis of both wrists – I am totally PAIN FREE…

– Carol Ann , Read More


I healed quickly with no trace of a scar…

– Theresa, Read More


I am amazed at the recovery – The Dr. nor his staff pressured me – He has a very comforting personality…

– Jeanie, Read More


Wonderful service and attention…

– Edward, Read More

Trigger Finger

This was my third successful surgery performed by Dr. Kitay…

– Sam, Read More

Trigger Finger

I was very nervous and scared of losing a precious hand that I use to communicate – due to my deafness…

– Daniel, Read More

Joint Replacement

I have regained the use of my right hand…

– Albert, Read More

Trigger Finger

I received great care from Dr. Kitay & staff…

– Sue Ann, Read More

Basilar Thumb Arthritis

I am pain free and have full use of my left hand…

– Leona, Read More


In my 77 years, surgery experience was new to me – JOI is a blessing!…

– Lois, Read More


Dr. Kitay performed a needle procedure on my left hand…

– Robert, Read More


The first thing I must say is ...

– Marina, Read More


It was my privilege....

– Teri Ann , Read More

Garry S. Kitay, MD

Dr. Kitay is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was completed at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric hand surgery, upper extremity reconstruction and microsurgery at the renowned Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. Dr. Kitay is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand with a Certificate of Added Qualification in hand surgery. Also, he received the Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Recognition Award and the Zimmer Annual Travel Award.

Since coming to Jacksonville, Dr. Kitay has published several articles and completed research on the treatment of arthritis. He has also served as President of the Northeast Florida Orthopaedic Society.

As a hand and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Kitay treats all disorders of the hand, elbow, and shoulder in patients of all ages. When surgery is necessary, minimally invasive techniques are utilized whenever possible, in order to bring about the quickest and safest recovery for each patient. These techniques include endoscopic carpal tunnel release, needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's contracture and percutaneous release for trigger fingers. Other surgical procedures commonly performed include arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, and microsurgery.

Dr. Kitay has been a member of JOI since 1996. He and his wife enjoyed raising three children in Jacksonville. In addition to his medical career and family activities, Dr. Kitay enjoys water sports, reading, and exercising. 

He practices at San Marco.

Physician Extenders:

Cheri Horton, Secretary


Heather Brown


Nicole Parriott, Medical Assistant



  • Evaluation, Diagnosis & Treatment of:
    • Disorders from the fingers to the shoulder
    • All ages
    • Congenital disorders
    • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release
    • Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Arthroscopic procedures from hand to shoulder
  • Total Joint Replacement
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Wrist
    • Hand joints
  • Fracture Care
    • Splinting
    • Casting
    • Surgical treatment
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy Hand
  • Arthroscopy Elbow
  • Broken Bone
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Pain
  • Finger Disorders
  • Fractures
  • Fracture Care
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hand
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Mallet Finger
  • Microsurgery
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
  • Percutaneous Release for Trigger Finger
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scaphoid Non-Union
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sprained Wrist
  • Sprains
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Pain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Replantation
  • Upper Extremity Specialist
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


Listen to:


Dr. Kitay's Interview on First Coast Living »


Acromioclavicular Joint or AC joint (Video)

Jersey Finger Injury

Rotator Cuff

Advances In The Treatment Of Dupuytren's Disease

Rotator Cuff Tears

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