Transformative Surgery Center Opens in Northeast Florida
UF Health East opened in late 2022, bringing care to Jacksonville southside area.
Patients in the Southside area of Jacksonville will now have the option of undergoing complex medical procedures in an ambulatory setting closer to home. UF Health Jacksonville, in collaboration with Jax Spine & Pain Centers, an independent pain management services provider, celebrated the completion of a new 54,000-square-foot multispecialty surgery center and medical office building.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in November, and included comments from executive leaders from UF Health, Jax Spine & Pain Centers and Centurion Surgery Center.
“We are excited to bring the expertise of UF Health specialists to the east side of town,” said Pradeep Kadambi, senior associate dean for clinical affairs and president and CEO of University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians Inc. “Our intent for outpatient surgical care is to offer quality care in a convenient location. In addition, our specialists will provide clinical services at the medical office building in the same location.”
UF Health East and the Centurion Surgery Center is currently the largest freestanding multispecialty surgery center on the First Coast. The center will focus on spine disorders, back problems, joint pain and osteoarthritis.
The first floor of the medical facility houses a 19,000-square-foot surgery center with four operating rooms, four procedure rooms and two endoscopy suites.
UF Health offices are located on the second floor of the building, with specialists to accommodate a wide range of consultations and treatments. Multispecialty services will include foot and ankle, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery and women’s specialists.
The third floor contains Jax Spine & Pain suites.
“We want to share with our communities the excellent physicians that we have and provide excellent services to our communities,” said Linda Edwards, dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. “This is one of those opportunities where we’re going to be able to move into neighborhoods that we haven’t been in before and take care of patients.”
Visit UFHealthJax.org/east for more information.