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The region's most advanced spine care

The UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center North provides state-of-the-art care for the treatment of complex spine conditions. Our highly trained multidisciplinary team is led by renowned UF Health neurosurgeon Kourosh Tavanaiepour, DO. Our fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians specialize in all facets of management and surgical treatment of spinal conditions, including reconstructive spine surgery, complex spinal disorders, fractures and minimally invasive spine procedures.

Spine surgery: Our expertise

Our goal is to improve every patient’s quality of life by providing the highest quality treatment in a compassionate, caring environment. The Comprehensive Spine Center medical team receives ongoing training in the latest techniques and offers care in a leading-edge academic health center featuring the newest advancements in technology.

Juan Sanchez experienced tingling and numbness in his left foot, which prompted a visit with his UF Health Jacksonville primary care physician.

Spine surgery: Patient concierge services

World-class care begins with world-class service. Our clinical care coordinators provide patients with personal attention and care while guiding them through every step of their treatment. They are responsible for a wide range of duties, including:

  • Helping referring physicians admit new patients into our system
  • Acting as a liaison between patients and their physicians, ensuring patients’ questions are answered promptly
  • Gathering all necessary medical records to provide the best possible care
  • Coordinating and scheduling tests, procedures and appointments with all hospital departments
  • Ensuring all insurance requirements are met

Why UF Health for spine care?

Many specialists, one goal

The UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center’s Peer Review Board meets weekly to review patient cases. Doctors specializing in spine conditions share test results and collaborate to ensure each patient receives the most effective personalized treatment.

Advanced facilities and technologies

Located at UF Health North, the Comprehensive Spine Center offers advanced facilities and the latest advancements in technology and treatment. Some of those treatments are the result of our own clinical research. Our innovative operating room technology combines sophisticated endoscopic-assisted microneurosurgery, image guidance and robotic-assisted surgery. Greater precision gives us optimum results.

Care so advanced, we teach it

As part of an academic health center, the team that works with you is made up of the brightest, most talented health care professionals in the country. They train the next generation of physicians, nurses and other providers and, through continuing education seminars, pass along the latest medical advances to current physicians.

We move medicine forward every day

We conduct cutting-edge research and clinical trials that give hope to patients from around the world. Our doctors share their knowledge by writing articles for numerous medical journals and textbooks.

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News and Patient Stories: Spine surgery

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December 8, 2017

Kourosh Tavanaiepour, DO, has always seen Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, as more than a big brother. From their days as young children in eastern Pennsylvania,…

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