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Blocking protein in blood may prevent sepsis in premature infants

UF Health researchers have found that blocking a certain protein in the blood with medication could help protect premature infants from sepsis, a common and sometimes deadly infection, according to […]

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UF Health Children’s Surgical Center begins services at new location

Pediatric patients in Gainesville and the surrounding region now benefit from the expanded UF Health Children’s Surgical Center, which opened at its new location Friday, April 29.

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Welcome to the Department of Surgery

University of Florida surgeons provide comprehensive surgical care, offering advanced surgical techniques and a wide-range of minimally invasive and endovascular procedures. Caring for patients at Shands at UF, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and Shands' outpatient surgery centers, UF surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary health-care team who collaborate to offer individualized patient care and the latest therapies. UF surgeons and scientists conduct research to improve surgical outcomes, advance treatments and expand knowledge about disease processes. They also train the surgical leaders of tomorrow.

Surgeons in the UF Department of Surgery specialize in:

Other UF surgical care: Neurosurgery, Urology, Gynecology, Orthopaedics

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Sanda Tan, M.D., Ph.D., inducted into UF Society of Teaching Scholars

Sanda Tan, M.D., Ph.D., inducted into UF Society of Teaching Scholars

May 10th, 2016

Sanda Tan, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of surgery at University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, was appointed to the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. She is the only […]

UF undergrad and surgery lab researcher named to University Scholars Program

May 4th, 2016

Catherine Miney, a senior biomedical engineering major at UF, was recently accepted into the University of Florida (UF) University Scholars Program. She is currently a student in a lab overseen […]

UF Health Shands Transplant Center testing new device for rehabilitating donated lungs

Breathing easier after lung transplant

Apr 28th, 2016

Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently performed UF Health’s first lung transplants using organs treated on the XVIVO […]

Kidney injury during surgery linked to long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

Kidney injury during surgery linked to long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

Apr 11th, 2016

When patients undergo surgery, they are at risk for kidney injury, which can occur when kidneys suddenly can’t filter waste from blood. UF Health researchers have found that when patients […]