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Brain Tumor Expertise
With a Personal Touch

You deserve the highest level of care. With world-class talent, treatments, technology and compassion, we’re focused on providing you the most effective options for managing brain tumors — while lifting your spirit, too.

Together, we can manage a brain tumor. We’re prepared to go above and beyond, walking through all your treatment options and providing compassionate care, comfort and hope at every step. The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a leader in advanced diagnostics, treatments and techniques for the whole brain. Our experts treat:

  • Brain metastasis
  • Central nervous system lymphoma
  • Intraventricular tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Recurrent brain tumors
  • Skull base tumors

Our multidisciplinary team includes neurosurgeons, care coordinators, specialized nurses, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists, radiological physicists and radiation oncologists — all skilled in next-level treatments and technologies. We’re ready to give you the expert-level care you deserve, and we’ll see you through this journey.

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Listen as the bariatric staff, Dr. Kim and Dr. Smith of The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, share their passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients at Florida Hospital.

Our team is honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s best and brightest for leadership in researching and treating brain tumors and upholding the highest standards of patient care.


You can expect significant weight loss from this premier gastric bypass surgery designed to make your stomach much smaller. By enabling food to bypass part of the small intestine, you’ll find yourself getting full more quickly, with less desire to eat, helping you keep the weight off for years to come.

Doctor and Patient
Doctor and Patient
Patient researching procedure
Doctor and Patient

Your bariatric surgery is destined to be a life-changing event. To help you prepare, we’ve assembled this easy-to-understand reference guide to answer many of the questions that may cross your mind.

  • How much weight will I actually lose?
  • Will I still be able to eat the same way?
  • What is the recovery period?
  • Which are the latest technologies?

On a Mission to Advance Neurosurgical Care 

Covering The
Basics of Bariatrics.

Setting A New Standard For Complete Bariatric Surgery.

A Treatment Plan Tailored To You.

Here a complete series of bariatric surgery techniques is offered to ensure you receive the treatment that's best for you with the highest levels of care and compassion possible. After your procedure, you’ll begin a comprehensive follow-up program with personal support to help you maintain your weight-loss and healthy life.


This procedure is considered the most powerful approach for patients looking to lose the greatest amount of weight. It’s especially effective for insulin-dependent diabetes, high triglycerides or high cholesterol.


The gastric sleeve has become a popular option, since it doesn’t involve much ongoing maintenance and has a low rate of long-term complications. In addition, it’s been found to improve or potentially resolve type 2 diabetes for a number of patients.


Another technique our specialists use to catalyze weight loss is a laparoscopic approach that secures an adjustable silicone band-like device around the stomach to restrict food intake. It’s the second-most frequently performed procedure next to traditional gastric bypass surgery.

Knees and hips. Shoulders and wrists. Feet and ankles. They’re all in good hands here. Thousands of patients just like you have changed their lives for the better thanks to innovative approaches to orthopedic treatment. The experts on your team are skilled in minimally invasive joint procedures to help ease pain, lessen scarring, and speed your recovery time. There’s a better way to a better you, and it starts right here at Florida Hospital.

Ease Your Pain. The Easiest Way.

Elevating Treatment, 
Inspiring Hope

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when considering if bariatric surgery is right for you.

  • Are you 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight?
  • Is your BMI 40 or greater?
  • Is your BMI 35 or greater with obesity-related health issues, like diabetes or high blood pressure?
  • Have you been unsuccessful with traditional weight-loss programs and methods?

Calculate your BMI


According to the information you provided, your BMI is:

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Want to estimate the amount of weight you can lose from bariatric surgery? Fill in the form below and we’ll provide a clear picture of what you can expect after undergoing your procedure.

How It All Adds Up For You.


Common symptoms of chronic joint pain include:

  • Discomfort while standing, walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of chairs
  • Joint swelling
  • Poor sleep due to pain
  • Start-up pain or stiffness when initiating activities from a sitting position
  • Stiffness after periods of rest
  • Weakness or instability

Additional diseases and conditions that can cause chronic joint pain include:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
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Meet the Team

Our AdventHealth Medical Group OB/GYN physicians and midwives deliver the latest in obstetric and gynecologic innovations, using forward-thinking techniques and a personalized approach to care. With convenient locations throughout Central Florida, our team is here for you, close to home.

Stay Informed on the Coronavirus: Dial 877-Virus-HQ (877-847-8747) for 24/7 support or visit our Coronavirus Resource Hub Here.

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One of America’s Best Hospitals

AdventHealth Orlando is ranked #48 in the nation by U.S News & World Report for neurology and neurosurgery.

#1 Hospital in Greater Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized as the #1 hospital in Greater Orlando by U.S. News & World Report

American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation for Radiation Oncology

Your care will honor the guidelines set in place by the ACR, so you can rest assured that your treatment meets these rigorous standards.

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New Safety Measures
Protect You and Our Caregivers

Even in a pandemic, you can feel safe. We’re stocked with safety supplies, have no shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks are required for all at our facilities.

Universal Mask Use

We’re employing the following safety measures and protocols to ensure you and your loved ones feel confident, protected and safe in our facilities.

Temperature Checks

Have peace of mind that everyone you come into contact with has their temperature checked before being allowed in. Every entrance. Every facility. Everyone entering.

Feel relieved by the extraordinary measures being taken, including limiting the number of visitors — and making sure those allowed are screened for symptoms before being allowed to enter.

Visitor Limitation

Take comfort knowing your safety is our priority. COVID-19-positive and symptomatic patients are carefully quarantined away from patients and visitors.

Patient Cohorting

Feel confident you’re doing the right thing to keep yourself and others safe. With limited visitation, new waiting room protocols and more, you can safely practice social distancing.

Social Distancing

Best Regional Hospital

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care.

As you travel the road to recovery, every comfort will be provided for you along the way, healing you in body, mind and spirit. You’ll have a designated nurse navigator by your side throughout your journey, focused on your healing and complete well-being. You can ask your nurse navigator any questions, get help scheduling appointments or just receive encouragement and support as you begin to feel whole once again.

Putting You First 
From the Start

Feel Informed, Find Hope

Facing a brain tumor takes courage, hope and an expert team standing by you to lead the way. One of the first steps on your journey is understanding your diagnosis and possible treatment options. Our team developed this guide to help you understand several types of brain tumors, such as:

  • Brain metastasis
  • Central nervous system lymphoma
  • Intraventricular tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Recurrent brain tumors
  • Skull base tumors 
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Personalized Treatment Tailored to You

There are so many things that make you one of a kind. It only makes sense that you’d choose a unique treatment program tailored to your physical, mental and spiritual needs. We do everything possible to prioritize your well-being and healing. From leading-edge radiation and chemotherapy treatments to state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating rooms and minimally invasive brain surgery, it’s our goal to heal your brain tumor with great precision and care.

We’re the only facility that offers Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ in Central Florida. This procedure is the gold standard of care and reduces pain, minimizes the risk of infection, and expedites your recovery time. It treats some of the most complex conditions with a single dose of radiation that eliminates the need for multiple treatments. This non-invasive radiosurgery procedure targets and destroys diseased brain tissue with precisely focused radiation while leaving surrounding healthy tissue unharmed — often in less than one hour.

This advanced medical imaging improves surgical outcomes by allowing images to be taken in the operating room. Thanks to this technology, we ensure the surgery has been successful, minimizing the potential need for a second operation and reducing exposure to radiation in our state-of-the-art neurological suites.

Faster recovery leading to better outcomes — that’s what you can expect of our minimally invasive surgeries, including endoscopic endonasal skull-base surgery and MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT). Over one-third of our brain tumor procedures are considered minimally invasive.

Intraoperative 3T MRI

Gamma Knife® Perfexion

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Chemotherapy is a type of malignant brain tumor treatment that uses drug therapy to destroy cancer cells. The chemicals used in chemotherapy attack cancer cells by interfering with cell division and stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells. Sometimes, chemotherapy is the only cancer treatment used. But more often, chemotherapy is used in combination with surgery, radiation therapy or biological therapy.


Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation to kill tumor cells or keep them from growing. Depending on the type of brain tumor and its location, one of two types of radiation therapy may be recommended in your treatment plan. External radiation therapy uses a source that is outside the body to deliver radiation to the tumor's location. Internal radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance that is sealed inside a needle, wire, catheter or "seeds" and placed directly into or near the brain tumor.

Radiation Therapy

AdventHealth is recognized as one of America’s highest-rated hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.

Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety

Our whole-person philosophy empowers you to take your health into your own hands. Here, you’ll have access to a blend of programs and resources that target long-lasting lifestyle changes through diet, exercise and emotional support. It’s all about helping you feel whole again — in body, mind and spirit.

Passionate About Patient Care

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 Dr. Field, medical director of Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery, shares what he loves most about his work, how he helps patients overcome their fears and what makes him feel whole.

Dr. Newton, medical director of Neuro-Oncology, shares what drew him to his field, what he loves most about his work and what makes him feel whole .

Feel Informed, 
Find Hope