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Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University of Florida Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in Jacksonville provides state-of-the-art neurosurgical care for infants, children and adolescents in Northeast Florida. The division provides medical services at UF Health Pediatric Neurosurgery – Prudential Drive, Wolfson Children's Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville.

Our board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons provide surgical treatment options related to disorders of the nervous system, which includes diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

In 2005, the Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust provided the funding necessary to help establish the UF Health Pediatric Neurosurgery Center to help solidify a regional center for comprehensive neurosurgical care for children.


The physicians of UF Health Pediatric Neurosurgery are dedicated to providing:

  • Neurosurgical care of infants, children and adolescents
  • Prenatal counseling for neurosurgical conditions

Common conditions addressed by the division include:

  • Craniosynostosis and craniofacial disorders
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Seizures (epilepsy)
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tumors of the nervous system (brain tumors, spinal tumors)
  • Stroke and Cerebrovascular diseases