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.

Top 10% Cranial Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes, UF Health Jacksonville (Healthgrades, 2018)

#48 Children’s Neurology and Neurosurgery Hospitals, 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 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

Our patients

patient care

A New Lease on Life

Jacksonville attorney Chris Jackson was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in 2011. After years of pain, he was referred to the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, where neurosurgeons removed the herniated disc.

Chris Jackson, UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center patient Play Video

Department News

State-of-the-art surgery center celebrates…

Category: Patient Care

Jax Spine and Pain Centers, in collaboration with UF Health Jacksonville, has begun work on a multispecialty surgery center and medical office…

Centurion Surgery Center groundbreaking

Podcast: Treating Movement Disorders with Deep…

Category: Patient Care

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, chair of the department of neurosurgery and medical director of movement disorders, discussed how deep brain stimulation…

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A complicated procedure gone right

Category: Patient Care

Lauren Fells vividly recalls the angst from April 27, 2019, the date a life-threatening tumor started its wrath. She was sick at work that day and…

Lauren Fells’ granddaughter, DeVeisha Wesley, 24, of Palatka visits her in the hospital.