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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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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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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 […]

Breathing easier after lung transplant

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 […]

The UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center team hosted its annual one-mile walk on March 17. The team was joined by weight-loss surgery patients, family members and staff.

UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center hosts annual walk

Mar 29th, 2016

The UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center team hosted its annual one-mile walk on March 17. Care team members included Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., UF Health’s director of bariatric surgery and […]