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UF Health Cancer Center named Center of Excellence by health department, governor’s office

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health have recognized the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, with locations in Gainesville and Orlando, as a state-designated Cancer Center of […]

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

The UF Health Shands Transplant Center is testing a new approach that could improve the viability of many donated lungs, allowing more of them to be used and shortening the […]

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Bariatric Care Team Hosts One-Mile Walk with Patients

Recently, the bariatric care team at UF Health hosted a one-mile walk with weight loss surgery patients. Kfir Ben-David, M.D., UF Health’s director of bariatric surgery and an associate professor, […]

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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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Chairman of UF department of surgery takes on national roles with surgical journal, American College of Surgeons

Chairman of UF department of surgery takes on national roles with surgical journal, American College of Surgeons

Mar 20th, 2015

University of Florida Health surgeon Kevin E. Behrns, M.D., chairman of the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery and the Edward R. Woodward professor of surgery, has accepted roles […]

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UF critical care surgeons recognized at Critical Care Congress

Feb 3rd, 2015

Frederick Moore, M.D., a professor and chief of acute care surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery, received the 2015 American College of Critical Care […]

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UF Health surgeon receives FDA exemption to test aortic aneurysm repair devices

Jan 29th, 2015

A surgeon at University of Florida Health is currently the only researcher in the nation conducting a study of three specific, unique types of devices to treat aortic aneurysms. Adam […]

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UF Health breaks ground for new Heart & Vascular Hospital, Neuromedicine Hospital

Jan 23rd, 2015

University of Florida Health broke ground today for the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, a $415 million project that will give rise to […]