UF Health Surgical Specialists – Shands Hospital

UF Health Surgical Specialists – Shands Hospital

(352) 265-0535
(352) 627-4173
1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
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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.

Telehealth Appointments

UF Health Surgery are pleased to report that our practices will be increasing in-person visits while continuing, in some cases, to offer telehealth visits. It is important to know that we have implemented a number of measures to safeguard the health of our patients, visitors and caregivers. Please visit coronavirus.ufhealth.org for the latest updates and information about safety measures being taken at UF Health.

Please contact your provider to schedule an appointment and they will determine if a telehealth visit is right for you. View our telehealth section for assistance in how to prepare for and connect to a scheduled appointment. If you still need assistance, please contact our office.

Thank you for choosing UF Health Surgical Specialists  – Shands Hospital for your health care needs.

Our surgeons are faculty members at the University of Florida, expertly trained and board-certified in general surgery, colon and rectal surgery, pancreatic surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, transplantation surgery, critical care and trauma surgery. Our outpatient at UF Health Shands Hospital offers a wide array of surgical consultations and evaluations.

Abdominal Transplantation

Our abdominal transplant program has over 50 years’ experience performing abdominal transplants — completing the first kidney transplant in Florida in 1966. We were also the first in Florida to perform a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant in 1995.

Our board-certified surgeons are faculty members at the University of Florida, and are expertly trained in abdominal transplantation surgery. Our outpatient practice offers a wide array of surgical consultations and evaluations to determine if you or a loved one are a candidate for a liver, kidney and pancreas transplant.

An evaluation is scheduled testing to see how advanced your disease is as well as to ensure that the rest of your body is healthy enough to manage a transplant.

With our multidisciplinary approach to care, several team members with complementary skills work together to provide you with the best care possible.

Bariatric Surgery

At UF Health, our bariatric surgery team offers a comprehensive treatment approach to weight loss, allowing the surgeon to consult with a team that includes psychiatrists, nutritionists, cardiologists and other health-care providers. Each patient is different and requires a unique approach. Our team of experts will meet with you, one-on-one, to discuss the best weight loss option.

Surgical weight loss is the only proven, reliable and long-term weight loss solution for morbid obesity. When patients adhere to the necessary post-surgery behaviors, including diet and exercise, bariatric surgery is very successful. Results from surgery directly impact a person’s overall quality of life, as well as resolve many co-existing health problems.

Learn more about our bariatric surgery center.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Our board-certified and specialty-trained colorectal surgeons treat the spectrum of colon and rectal disorders, including familial colorectal cancer syndromes, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, anorectal disorders and fecal incontinence. Our surgeons work closely with gastroenterologists and other specialists to provide individualized care for each patient’s unique needs. At UF Health, we also offer clinical trials for cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

With access to the newest and most advanced laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic equipment, UF Health minimally invasive surgeons stay at the leading edge of surgical care. Our team performs a high volume of complex, laparoscopic gastroesophageal, bariatric and hernia cases, including anti-reflux procedures and management of gastroesophageal motility disorders, esophageal, gastric and small bowel cancer, lap-band management and remove, and abdominal wall and hernia surgery.

Pancreatic Surgery

At UF Health, our surgeons offer the latest diagnosis and treatment options for patients with diseases of the pancreas. Conditions often treated include acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, duodenal/ampullary cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Pediatric Surgery

UF Health pediatric surgeons are board-certified in pediatric surgery and specially trained to perform minor and complicated surgeries specifically on infants, children and teens. The children we care for benefit from highly successful outcomes and unique treatment options across all of our dedicated pediatric surgery programs, including but not limited to chest wall deformities, fetal care, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal rehabilitation, bowel management, burns, surgical oncology, pilonidal disease, neuromodulation, thyroid disorders, trauma and bariatric surgery.

Learn more about our pediatric surgery program.

Surgical Oncology

UF Health surgical oncologists offer the latest in surgical care for cancer and benign conditions and are expert fellowship-trained surgical oncologists, specializing in the care of cancer patients. Our surgeons work closely with gastroenterologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists to treat breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma, sarcoma, gastroesophageal cancer at UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital.

Learn more about our cancer treatment options.


Conditions & Services

Medical Records

To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Surgical Specialists – Shands Hospital, please contact (352) 265-0535.

Pay your bill

If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult our billing section.

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.

Financial Assistance

Patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.

UF Health is tobacco-free

Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.