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The UF department of surgery provides comprehensive surgical services in a tertiary care setting. Supported by a team of nurses and technicians, UF surgeons average nearly 11,000 operations each year at UF Health Shands facilities in Gainesville, Florida.

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Diversity and Inclusion

As surgeons, our chosen profession has the power to affect the balance of life and death every day.

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UF Surgery News

Teen’s accident sparks career inspiration

“Dr. Larson was my guardian angel and go-to person,” Gabby said. “He was so good at helping my mom calm down.”

The ride of his life

When EMS arrived at the scene of Matthew “Matt” Benavidez’s motorcycle crash, authorities pronounced him dead.

Matthew “Matt” Benavidez’s takes his first steps, supported by two health care workers

New cardiovascular research evaluates…

In a new article published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Thomas M. Beaver MD, MPH discusses transcatheter mitral valve‐in‐valve and…

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Caring for patients at UF Health, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and UF Health’s outpatient surgery centers, UF surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary health-care team who collaborate to offer individualized patient care and the latest therapies. They also train the surgical leaders of tomorrow.

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