Pediatric Surgery

UF Health Jacksonville offers pediatric services that are unique to its designation as a Level III neonatal center and the region's only Level I trauma center. UF Health Pediatric Surgery – Jacksonville is specifically qualified to support these special services, both of which represent the highest designation of care in two critical areas.

With a comprehensive outpatient surgery center, the division also offers a full range of outpatient pediatric surgical care. This is provided in concert with anesthesia specialists using modern techniques of pain control that results in more than 95 percent of children having no postoperative pain.

UF Health Pediatric Surgery – Jacksonville specializes in evaluating and treating:

The division also specializes in:

  • Neonatal surgical care in coordination with the regional perinatal care center

    • Emergency surgical care of high-risk, premature infants with life-threatening illness

    • Reconstructive surgery of congenital abnormalities of the abdominal wall, intestinal tract and lungs.

  • Surgical care for severe injuries - as a component of the state-designated Level I Regional Pediatric Trauma Referral Center, we have an international reputation for excellence in management of all aspects of childhood injury

    • Rapid assessment of injured children of all ages to identify and treat serious and life-threatening injuries

    • Comprehensive critical care management of severe traumatic brain injury

    • Reconstruction of soft tissue injuries

    • Coordination of multidisciplinary care of polysystem injury

  • Elective surgical care of infants and children, including body wall hernia