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The physicians of the clinical faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida provide outstanding care for patients with neurologic illness via a team approach. A team will be composed of the faculty member as the head of the team, 3 or more resident physicians and one Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. This care includes the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, interpretation of imaging, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems. Specific examples of neurosurgical therapies include:
- The surgical, nonsurgical and stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with tumors of the nervous system
- Disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, including skull base, and their blood supply, including the surgical and endovascular treatment of disorders of the intracranial and extracranial vasculature supplying the brain and spinal cord
- Disorders of the pituitary gland
- Disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by fusion, instrumentation, or endovascular techniques
- Disorders of the cranial, peripheral and spinal nerves throughout their distribution.