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UF Health offers a variety of neurosurgery services at its award-winning facilities. The highly trained neurosurgeons take a patient-centered approach to care because they know no two people respond in the same way to any treatment. Conditions treated include brain tumors, aneurysms, movement disorders and spinal disease and injury.

Why choose UF Health Neurosurgery?

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides highly individualized diagnostics and treatment plans as well as the optimal patient experience. Our team includes board-certified faculty, resident physicians, and advanced registered nurse practitioners. We put our patients first and provide not only advanced care, but compassionate care.

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Choosing UF Health Neurosurgery means you are also choosing a medical center with the following recognitions:

  • Center for a Dystonia Cure — Tyler’s Hope
  • Dystonia & Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence — Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation
  • First-in-human clinical trials for brain tumor therapy
  • Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center
  • Level 4 epilepsy program — NationalAssociation of Epilepsy Centers
  • #4 ranked NIH research-funded neurosurgery department in the country
  • One of the largest neuro ICUs in the state
  • Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence — National Parkinson’s Foundation
  • Ranked third in the southeastern region for best neurosurgery residency program — Doximity
  • Spine Center of Excellence — Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tourette Center of Excellence —National Tourette Syndrome Association
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 — highest-ranked pediatric neurology and neurosurgery program in North Florida

What is neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is a medical and surgical specialty that provides operative and non-operative management of disorders of the nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply. Neurological surgeons also evaluate and treat pathological processes that modify the function or activity of the nervous system. Neurosurgery encompasses multiple aspects of health care including the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, interpretation of imaging, treatment, critical care and rehabilitation of disorders of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems.

What are types of neurosurgical disorders and treatments?

  • Disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, including skull base, and their blood supply, including the surgical and endovascular treatment of disorders of the intracranial and extracranial vascular system supplying the brain and spinal cord.
  • Brain tumors or nervous system tumors in both pediatric and adult patients that may be treated surgically, nonsurgically, or using stereotactic radiosurgical treatment.
  • Disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by fusion, instrumentation or endovascular techniques.
  • Disorders of the cranial, peripheral and spinal nerves throughout the body.
  • Disorders of the pituitary gland, including tumors. Treatments may include medication, radiosurgery, or in some cases, transsphenoidal surgery or craniotomies.
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We are proud to care for patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Clinical Trials

UF Health Neurosurgery offers unique clinical trials that aren’t found elsewhere. This groundbreaking work has resulted in novel treatments that truly put patients first, offering impactful options for patients who have been told their condition is not treatable. With over $50 million in research funding, we offer investigative brain tumor clinical trials not available elsewhere, such as multiple first-in human trials. We also offer pediatric trials, immunotherapy trials and stroke and aneurysm trials.

Neurosurgery team in the lab

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