Liver transplant restores Florida woman to health

First, Maria Rivera noticed the fatigue. Next, she noticed the swelling in her stomach and the weight gain.

First patient receives kidney through Sacred Heart Health System and UF Health collaboration

On Feb. 2, Renwick Avant, 47, of Pensacola, received a new kidney at the hands of UF Health’s Rick Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, and Sacred Heart vascular surgeon Christopher LeCroy, […]

UF Health opens hybrid OR for trauma patients

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital recently opened a new hybrid OR suite dedicated to trauma cases. The room integrates a standard operating room with interventional radiology equipment to allow […]

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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.

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UF College of Medicine holds strong in annual rankings

Mar 17th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine has maintained its historically high standing in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s top medical schools.

Saleem Islam, MD, MPH, appointed to UF Society of Teaching Scholars

Mar 17th, 2017

Saleem Islam, MD, MPH, professor and chief of pediatric surgery, was recently appointed to the University of Florida Society of Teaching Scholars. Current members of the society select new members […]

Beach Body Event – April 21, 2017

Mar 9th, 2017

UF Health Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center is having a FREE event on April 21, 2017, where you can learn more about Coolsculpting® – the world’s No. 1 noninvasive fat removal treatment […]

Striving for excellence: UF Health’s kidney transplant program maintains favorable outcomes​

Mar 3rd, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital’s kidney transplant program has demonstrated favorable outcomes, according to a recent report from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, or SRTR. The results, released in January […]

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