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UF Health Children's Surgical Center

UF Health Children's Surgical Center

720 SW 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Hours of Operation
Monday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The UF Health Children's Surgical Center at Ayers Medical Plaza in Gainesville is a four-operating-room surgical facility devoted to child and adolescent care.

Fully staffed by a team of children's specialists, the center's University of Florida College of Medicine pediatric specialty surgeons, anesthesiologists, and physicians offer a range of outpatient procedures.

The nurses and staff are pediatric-specific, and the décor is designed to be warm and inviting for kids. The center offers both efficiency and easy accessibility for patients and their families. With an aquatic theme in the surgical center, renovations include a salt-water aquarium and a mural in the recovery room.

Children's Surgical Center recovery room

Children's Surgical Center opening

Parents meet their child after surgery in the recovery room

In the pre-op area, each bed has a PlayStation

Our aquarium in the waiting/check-in area

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Conditions & Services

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery

Medical Records

To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Children's Surgical Center, please contact 352-733-0065.

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Accepted Insurance

Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.

Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.

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