Patients will benefit from faculty physicians and clinical experts who collaborate across the UF Health system.
Patients will now have access to highly specialized, comprehensive outpatient treatment options and inpatient services in the same location.
In the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals listing, the UF Health Shands Hospital neurology and neurosurgery specialty programs ranked first in Florida, second in the Southeast and 21st nationally among the top 50 peer programs.
Dramatic improvements in research capabilities at UF over the last several years have resulted in many first-time treatments for brain tumors, movement disorders and other neuro-related diagnoses.
UF Health is a leading center for deep brain stimulation based on volumes and outcomes. Our movement disorders experts perform approximately 20 DBS procedures each month.
UF Health Shands Hospital’s current Neuro ICU includes 30 beds. It will expand to offer 48 beds in the new facility. The expansion will enable our neuromedicine experts to serve more patients locally, regionally and beyond.
Annually, UF Health neuromedicine physicians care for approximately 1,000 patients with intracerebral hemorrhages, aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhages, ischemic strokes and transient ischemic attacks.
A UF College of Medicine team of physicians and scientists developed one of the world’s most widely used radiosurgery systems in the 1980s. Here at UF Health, the team has used it to treat more than 5,000 patients.
UF Health neurosurgeons perform approximately 600 brain tumor operations annually, making them one of the highest-volume academic neurosurgery teams in the country.
Combined, the UF College of Medicine departments of neurosurgery and neurology receive more than $35 million a year in public and private grant funding, making them among the