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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology are the two medical specialties concerned with the female reproductive organs in their pregnant and non-pregnant state, respectively.

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The UF Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been ranked for many years by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 Obstetrics and Gynecology programs in the nation.

With over 50,000 patients seen in our clinics and more than 3,000 babies delivered each year, the department still maintains a highly personalized approach to care and was recently awarded a five-star award for patient satisfaction. The department prides itself on delivering leading-edge obstetrics and gynecology services with expertise and compassion.

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UF Health is proud to offer nationally recognized, compassionate and personalized obstetrics and gynecology care for every phase of life, according to U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best Hospital rankings.

Pregnancy care

Labor and delivery

UF Health Shands Hospital offers a comprehensive care program for women on their journeys through pregnancy. The goal is to provide personalized care and foster an environment of well-being and peace to deliver a comfortable childbirth experience for women, their families and their new additions. The expert obstetricians at UF Health offer a full spectrum of care and can tackle any pregnancy — from the most routine to the most complex.

Midwifery program

UF Health’s Midwifery Program delivers compassionate pregnancy care personalized for the individual. Our program offers comprehensive prenatal care and an array of services, including pre-pregnancy and nutrition counseling, birth planning, labor and delivery support and postpartum care. UF Health midwives also provide gynecologic wellness exams, primary women’s care and family planning consultations.

Maternal fetal care

There are sometimes factors that lead to more focused and specialized pregnancy care. If you are diagnosed with conditions, such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetes, or if a high-risk pregnancy is a possibility, you are in good hands with the experts at UF Health's Maternal Fetal Care Program. The program is home to physicians across disciplines, including neonatology, maternal fetal medicine and pediatric surgery, among others, and care is delivered at the highest caliber.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

UF Health provides comprehensive care and numerous treatment options for reproductive endocrinology and infertility from various Central and North Florida locations. The division's mission is to deliver leading-edge fertility diagnosis and treatment to patients at a high success rate. The clinical practice offers an array of fertility services, including an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program, minimally invasive surgery, tubal reversals and male infertility evaluation.


Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

UF Health's division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) employs specially-trained experts in vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The team is comprised of trained physicians, urogynecologists, pelvic surgeons, gynecologists and nurses experienced in the diagnosis, care and management of female pelvic floor disorders.

Gynecologic Oncology

Physicians at UF Health Women's Center specializing in gynecologic oncology treat a number of invasive gynecologic cancers, including those of the uterus, cervix, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and vulva. Specialized treatment is delivered through one of the most advanced cancer centers in the United States. The UF Health Cancer Center carries the designation of "Best Hospitals in America" for cancer care by U.S. News and World Report. And the multidisciplinary approach to gynecologic cancer care employed by UF Health physicians is only available through an academic hospital.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Historically, gynecologic surgery has been performed by way of large incisions into the abdomen and required extensive hospital stays and long recovery periods for patients. Today, UF Health specialists employ the latest technology to perform minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS), which results in less blood loss during surgery, lower post-operative pain, less scaring and much faster recovery times. Endometriosis is an example of a disease that UF Health physicians treat with MIGS at high success rates. The goal is to treat patients using the least invasive methods possible to avoid complications and the need for follow-up procedures.


Our team is made up of highly trained urogynecologists, pelvic surgeons, gynecologists, and nurses, all experienced in the diagnosis and management of female pelvic floor disorders. Perhaps our most unique asset is our participation in the University of Florida Pelvic Floor Program (UFPF) in which we collaborate with a variety of pelvic floor experts in colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, urology, physical therapy, nutrition, and nursing. Led by the pelvic floor program nurses and coordinators, we schedule combined visits and surgical procedures to optimize safety, efficiency, and patient satisfaction.

Our experts

  • Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN), Women's Health Specialist
    Languages: Arabic, Italian
    Reem S Abu-Rustum
  • Sarah E Baxley, MD, PhD
    Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN)
  • Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN), Women's Health Specialist
    Bradley J Bruggeman
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Specialist
    Languages: Spanish, Russian
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine Specialist
    W. Patrick Duff
  • Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN), Maternal and Fetal Medicine Specialist
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