About Dr. Richard K. Gaines

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.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Shoulder: Arthroscopic shoulder repair, shoulder reconstruction, total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Knee: Arthroscopic repair, knee reconstruction, total and partial knee replacement
  • Hip: Total hip joint replacement, including anterior approach
  • General Orthopedic procedures: including arthroscopic procedures of ankle and elbow
  • Trauma: Fracture care of upper and lower extremities

Education and Training

Undergraduate Education

BS, Davidson College, 1982

Medical Education

MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1986


General Surgery, Emory University, 1986 – 1987


Orthopedic Surgery, Emory University, 1987 – 1991


Sports Medicine, University of Miami, 1991 – 1992

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Diplomat, 1994 – 2004
Recertification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005 – 2014
Recertification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015 – 2024
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2001
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Florida Medical Association
Southern Orthopaedic Association
Volusia County Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

Surgery Center of Volusia, Daytona Beach
Halifax Health, Daytona Beach & Port Orange
Advent Health, Daytona Beach

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Care Team

Brittany Dellechiaie ARNP Brittany Dellechiaie, APRN
Brittany Dellechiaie, APRNAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
Ashley Carini Ashley Carini
Ashley CariniLead Medical Assistant
Krystal Corrie Surgery Scheduler Krystal Corrie
Krystal CorrieSurgery Scheduler