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Podcast: Treating Movement Disorders with Deep Brain Stimulation

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, chair of the department of neurosurgery and medical director of movement disorders, discussed how deep brain stimulation, an innovative type of therapy, can benefit patients and caregivers of those with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders during the virtual Prime of Your Life event held via Zoom on Dec. 7, 2020.

A complicated procedure gone right

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 had been battling migraine headaches for weeks. A month or so later, Fells learned from the UF Health Skull Base Center that she had a brain tumor, requiring expert removal to help her survive.

A Remarkable Recovery

Aaron “Melvin” Turner knew of the battle raging in his head between his brain and a growing tumor. He and his wife, Joan, had been working toward surgery for more than a year. Neither one of them was thrilled about it.

Tavanaiepour named chair of neurosurgery

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, has been named chair of neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. He served as the department’s interim chair since 2015. Tavanaiepour, an associate professor of neurosurgery, joined UF Health in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the region’s premier neurosurgeons.

Thumbs up for Chris

UF Health TraumaOne and an outpouring of community support heal a local teen with a traumatic brain injury. Pam Hemmen sent her son, Chris, to his part-time job coaching youth sports with the family’s signature goodbye on the morning of July 23, 2017. “Don’t eat Tide Pods,” she said, with…

UF Health Jacksonville receives top awards in 2019 Healthgrades report

Top clinical quality awards received in critical care and cranial neurosurgery UF Health Jacksonville received two prestigious clinical awards and has been ranked as one of the top hospitals in multiple areas of care in the latest report released by Healthgrades, a national organization that analyzes the performance of hospitals…