J. Christopher Gayton, M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. J. Christopher Gayton earned his bachelor’s degree in cellular biology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. He then went on to complete his medical doctorate at the Medical College of Georgia – Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Gayton completed an internship at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his orthopedic surgery residency training at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
While in his residency, Dr. Gayton completed a research fellowship with Wright State University. Wanting to specialize further, he underwent hand and upper extremity fellowship training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Using surgical and nonsurgical techniques, Dr. Gayton has extensive training and experience in treating injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis of the hand, wrist, and shoulder. His surgical expertise includes elbow arthroscopy, wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, open and endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and total shoulder replacement.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Gayton enjoys waterskiing, hunting, snow skiing, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. He and his wife are passionate about international medical missions, having served in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kenya. They were excited to set roots back in the Southeast with their two daughters.
Dr. Gayton is available to see hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder patients in Conway.
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