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

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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.

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Department News

Doctors at UF Health Skull Base Center remove…

Category: Patient Care

Lauren Fells, a Jacksonville mom of two, started getting intense headaches in April.

Postoperative Brain Scan

Infant undergoes rare simultaneous brain…

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Mya Simmons suffered from regular seizures since her October 2018 birth and had a skull abnormality. After 17 hours of surgery, two separate…

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Tavanaiepour named chair of neurosurgery

Category: Faculty & Staff

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, has been named chair of neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. He served as…

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD