At University of Florida Health in Gainesville, our chief of pediatric neurosurgery, Lance Governale, MD, co-directs the multidisciplinary craniosynostosis program with pediatric craniofacial plastic surgeon Jessica Ching, MD. The UF Health Craniofacial Center has nearly 500 actively managed patients at any given time and continues to grow by about 15% per year because of the high-level care provided. We are proud to offer the full range of surgical options for craniosynostosis, including minimally invasive endoscopy, springs, and distractors. Ultra low dose CT scanning minimizes radiation exposure for our patients, and intraoperative blood management protocols avoid the risks associated with transfusion. Our ACPA-approved multidisciplinary craniofacial clinic allows patient management by the full team in one visit.
At UF Health, our physicians and staff are committed to providing leading-edge, state-of-the-art care to improve the quality of life of our patients. Ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the pediatric neurology and neurosurgery program at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is the highest-ranked program in North and Central Florida.
For more information, please visit neurosurgery.ufl.edu/pediatric.