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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

UF Health Shands implants first LVAD device of…

These days, batteries can power just about anything — smartphones, cars, and even your heart. Thanks to left ventricular assist devices (LVADs…

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Lymphedema screening, treatment improve quality…

Advances in medicine have increased the number of breast cancer survivors. Now, physicians like Lisa Spiguel, M.D., are turning their attention…

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UF Health Congenital Heart Center expertise aids…

In a twist of fate, both mother and daughter underwent open-heart surgery. Now, they share a surgeon— and a story.

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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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