Patient Care


Patient Care

The physicians of the clinical faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida provide outstanding care for patients with neurological illness via a team approach.

Dr. Roper and patient

Pediatric Neurosurgery

From the most complex brain and spinal disorders requiring the most challenging interventions to more common conditions and procedures, our expert team of pediatric neurosurgeons and neurosurgery nurse practitioners offers the complete spectrum of multidisciplinary care.

Dr. Governale with patient

Recent News & Videos

The History of the University of Florida…

The University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine opened in 1956, accepting its first medical school class. In 1958, Shands Hospital admitted its…

Lamar Roberts (left) and Wilder Penfield

Pediatric Tethered Spinal Cord: Roberts’ Story

Pediatric Tethered Spinal Cord: The Roberts Brothers’ Broward’s Story Broward Roberts became familiar with UF Health Shands Children’s…

Roberts' Story

Pediatric Chiari: Sophia’s Story

Pediatric neurosurgeon provides incredible care in child’s hometown One day in early January, Nicole Whitaker noticed her daughter Sophia’s…

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Resident Education

We are an ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program with 3 residents per year.

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Research and Clinical Trials

Faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery collaborate with basic scientists to seek new cures for neurologic illness through research.

Dr. Mitchell & Team

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Family Support Fund

This is a grassroots effort by our team to help these families in need as they battle a child’s life-threatening illness. All donations will go directly to support the patients receiving brain tumor treatment and their families.

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UF Health Adult Neuro-Oncology Patient & Family Support Fund

Gifts will support patients and caregivers receiving treatment supervised by the UF Neuro-Oncology Program. Examples of fund use include, but are not limited to, purchase of gas cards, grocery/gift cards, local lodging, durable medical equipment and/or medication.

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