Colorectal surgery protocol leads to decrease in length of stay, readmissions for ileostomy patients

A quality improvement initiative at UF Health Shands Hospital has led to a significant drop in the length of stay and readmissions among ileostomy patients. The intervention specifically targets dehydration, […]

UF Department of Surgery offers specialized training for physician assistants

The University of Florida is among a handful of educational institutions nationwide offering a specialized surgery residency for physician assistants, or PAs. “Students might graduate from physician assistant school and […]

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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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Other UF surgical care: Neurosurgery, Urology, Gynecology, Orthopaedics

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Joshua Carson, M.D., appointed to Journal of Burn Care and Research editorial advisory board

May 19th, 2017

Joshua Carson, M.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine’s division of acute care surgery, has joined the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Burn Care and […]

Multidisciplinary protocol improves management of GI bleeding

May 19th, 2017

The findings of a study led by researchers from the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery suggest a standardized, multidisciplinary protocol helps improve the management of patients admitted to […]

UF College of Medicine approves designated Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center

May 18th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine has approved a designated Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center. The center stems from a UF department of surgery-led initiative established in 2014 […]

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., joins UF College of Medicine’s division of transplantation surgery

May 12th, 2017

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the division of transplantation surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine as an associate professor. Zarrinpar earned his medical degree from the […]

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