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The Stitch Fall 2017 now available

This issue covers UF Health’s new hospital opening, our collaboration with Sacred Heart, an announcement from our new chair and much more!

UF Health faculty and staff move patients to our new hospitals.
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UF Health launches advertising campaign featuring two surgeons

Dr. Thomas Beaver and Dr. Lisa Spiguel are two of the four physicians featured in the new UF Health advertising campaign, focused on problem-solving care.

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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

Support the Department

make-a-giftMore than ever, philanthropy is critical to our future. Private support has become an essential ingredient to achieving excellence in academic medicine through research, medical education and patient care. Giving to the University of Florida Department of Surgery is a meaningful way to contribute to the advancement of medicine, which will benefit generations to come. Your gifts will support the work of dedicated physicians who will, in turn, care for thousands of patients and families. Find out more about how you can help.

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Grant funds research evaluating gut microbiome’s role in pancreatic cancer

Grant funds research evaluating gut microbiome’s role in pancreatic cancer

Feb 2nd, 2018

  Ryan M. Thomas, M.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine Department of Surgery, has received a Mentored Scholar Research Grant from the American Cancer Society to […]

ECMO restores Florida man to health after severe flu diagnosis

ECMO restores Florida man to health after severe flu diagnosis

Dec 29th, 2017

For most of his career as a lineman with Duke Energy, David Goff has climbed tall utility poles to inspect and repair high-voltage wires. It is a tough job that […]

New protocol leads to significant drop in prescription narcotic use among colorectal surgery patients

New protocol leads to significant drop in prescription narcotic use among colorectal surgery patients

Nov 9th, 2017

A quality improvement initiative has led to a significant drop in narcotic pain medications prescribed to patients who undergo colorectal surgery at UF Health Shands Hospital.

In The News: UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals have hybrid ORs that allow for better patient care

In The News: UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals have hybrid ORs that allow for better patient care

Nov 6th, 2017

Sunlight streams into the new UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals through wall-to-wall windows. Artwork by locals like John Moran and hospital employees hang on the walls, and […]