Patient Care

Team screening approach in adolescent bariatric surgery program

The bariatric surgery program at UF Health, led by Kfir Ben-David, M.D., director of bariatric surgery and an associate professor at UF Health, recently received accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program as a “Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications.”

Establishing a kidney paired donation system

UF Health transplant surgeon Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., and the UF department of surgery, are at the forefront of a movement to increase the number of kidney paired donations performed across the U.S.

Quality improvement

The department of surgery has ramped up its focus on quality improvement over the last several years.A major part of this effort is the department’s quality committee.


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Special treatment for children and adolescents suffering from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis

For children and adolescents suffering from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, discerning the best course of treatment can sometimes be tricky.

Special diets, a variety of medication regimens and stress reduction may help alleviate symptoms for some or even send the diseases into remission. But, with no known cure for Crohn’s disease and a proven link between ulcerative colitis and colon cancer, surgical treatment is necessary for many patients.