Advanced care

UF Health Neurosurgery in Jacksonville is a regional referral center for evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of complex issues of the spine, brain and nerves for adults and children.

Superior Outcomes Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award, UF Health Jacksonville (Healthgrades, 2021)

#48 Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery, Wolfson Children’s Hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

High Performing Adult Neurology and Neurosurgery Hospitals, UF Health Jacksonville (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

Our patients

patient care

From Fight Ring to Surgical Suite

When professional fighter Ariane Carnelossi reinjured a herniated disc during an April 2021 bout, she was taken to the experts at the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center in Jacksonville.

MMA fighter Ariane Carnelossi (middle) with her physicians, Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, and Kourosh Tavanaiepour, DO. Play Video

Our neurosurgeons


Don’t let back pain control your life

Kourosh Tavanaiepour, DO, a UF neurosurgeon and director of the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, presented on treatment options for back pain at UF Health North's monthly women's health series.

Kourosh Tavanaiepour, DO, a neurosurgeon at UF Health Neurosurgery – Jacksonville and director of the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, presented on treatment options for back pain. Play Video

Department News

From Fight Ring to Surgical Suite

Category: Patient Care

Professional Brazilian MMA fighter receives emergency spine surgery at UF Health North.

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD; Ariane Carnelossi and Kourosh Tavanaiepour, DO.

Battling a spinal tumor

Category: Patient Care

Juan Sanchez is a restaurant manager who works long, busy hours. In late 2019, while at work, Sanchez began to experience weakness, tingling and…

Juan Sanchez and girlfriend

Finding stillness after tremors

Category: Patient Care

Deep brain stimulation improves the quality of life for a patient with Parkinson’s disease.

UF Health Neurosurgery patient Phillip Cooner and wife, Shannon