Dr. Chesley Durgin, a distinguished orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and hip joint replacements, has achieved a significant milestone by completing 1,000 successful cases with the MAKO Surgical Robotic System with Touch Surgery at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC). Dr. Durgin, who joined TOC in 2018 as a fellowship-trained knee and hip joint replacement specialist, has established himself as a leader in the field of orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Durgin specializes in a range of advanced procedures, including robotic total knee replacement, robotic partial knee replacement, and innovative muscle-sparing approaches to total hip replacement, including the anterior approach. Additionally, he specializes in revision total hip and revision total knee surgery, as well as the treatment of complex periprosthetic joint infections and complex primary joint replacement for post-traumatic and congenital deformities. His commitment to precision and patient-centric care led him to be the first surgeon in the Tallahassee area to utilize the MAKO robotic joint replacement system, offering patients a more precise and customized approach based on their own 3D anatomy.


“I am thrilled to have reached the milestone of 1,000 cases with the MAKO Surgical Robotic System. This technology has revolutionized orthopedic surgery, allowing for unparalleled precision and customization,” said Dr. Chesley Durgin. “My goal has always been to offer my patients the most advanced and effective treatments available, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives.”

TOC CEO Mike Boblitz remarked, “Dr. Durgin’s milestone is a testament to TOC’s ongoing commitment to advancing orthopedic healthcare. His proactive adoption of cutting-edge technologies resonates with our vision, where precision and personalized care take precedence. This accomplishment, coupled with recent investments in cutting-edge facilities and robotic surgery, reaffirms TOC’s unwavering dedication to providing outstanding experiences for our orthopedic patients.”


TOC performs nearly 3,000 joint replacements each year and recently announced plans to build a boutique surgical center that only specializes in joint replacement and spine surgery.