General Surgery

UF Health General Surgery – Jacksonville provides an extensive array of specialized surgical services. Our highly qualified and board-certified University of Florida faculty surgeons are responsible for the evaluation and management of a diverse list of surgical diseases, and are committed to excellence in all aspects of patient care.

UF Health General Surgery at Jacksonville specializes in the evaluation and treatment of:

  • Adrenal masses
  • Anorectum disorders
    • Anal fissures
    • Anal fistulas
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Rectal abscess
  • Breast disease
  • Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, bile ducts, pancreas and soft tissue
  • Colon disorders
    • Crohn's disease (Crohn's colitis)
    • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticular diseases
  • Gallbladder and bile duct disorders (cholecystitis and other gallbladder disease)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernias
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Intestinal obstructions
  • Melanoma
  • Obesity, morbid
  • Polyps
  • Stomach and small bowel disorders (ulcer disease)
  • Parathyroid diseases
  • Thyroid and parathyroid diseases
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Thyroid nodules
  • Volvulus

Whenever possible, UF physicians employ minimally invasive or robotic surgical procedures to decrease healing time and improve outcomes.

Evaluation and Diagnosis

Pre- and post-surgical procedures may include:

  • CT scans
  • Imaging studies
  • MRIs
  • Needle biopsies
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy

There are minimal risks associated with these procedures. Your physician will go over any potential risks beforehand.

Treatment Options

Treatment typically consists of open or laparoscopic (through small incisions) surgery through the abdomen or overlying tissue.
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