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Thanks to successful brain surgery at UF Health Jacksonville, Hope Ray, left, is
alive and able to enjoy her family, which includes husband Kyle and their two daughters
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Sheila Lawless thought her back pain was due to the physical requirements of her job.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Daryoush Tavanaiepour was able to identify and remove a tumor wrapped around her spine and today, she is back on her feet.
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UF Health Neurosurgery – Jacksonville is made up of 11 highly
skilled neurosurgeons committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care of
patients suffering from diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system, including
brain tumors, aneurysms, epilepsy, movement disorders and spinal disease and injury.
Our neurosurgical services offered at UF Health Jacksonville are consistently ranked
as high-performing by U.S. News & World Report.
The largest neurosurgical practice in Northeast Florida, UF Health Neurosurgery
is also one of the most advanced, with most of our faculty neurosurgeons having
completed fellowship training in subspecialty fields, including skull-base surgery,
neuro-oncology, complex and reconstructive spine surgery, pediatric neurosurgery,
cerebrovascular surgery, endovascular surgery, functional neurosurgery and neurosurgical
Why UF Health?
Part of the multidisciplinary UF Health Neuroscience Institute, our neurosurgeons and pediatric neurosurgeons work
closely with neurologists, neuroradiologists, clinical neuropsychologists,
neurointensivists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons,
management physicians and other clinical specialists to provide comprehensive
care. This multidisciplinary approach provides the basis for our specialized clinical programs to treat and manage neurological diseases
As part of the Southeast’s premiere academic health system, UF neurosurgeons in
Jacksonville offer patients access to the latest treatment options, employing state-of-the-art
- Intraoperative imaging – Allows surgeons to monitor surgical progress in real-time
during tumor removal, aneurysm surgery and other complex procedures
- Neuronavigation – Allows surgeons the ability to view 3-D renderings of the brain
and spinal cord and track surgical instruments during surgery
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Minimally invasive cranial base surgery – Advanced endoscopic surgery through the
nasal sinuses which allows surgeons to access pituitary and other benign and malignant
brain tumors near the skull base
To provide the best outcomes for neurologically ill patients, UF Health Jacksonville
has a dedicated 12-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, staffed by specially trained
intensive care physicians (neurointensivists), nurses and other health care providers.
Neurosurgeons at UF Health Neurosurgery – Jacksonville specialize in: