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Gregory Velat, MD, is a dual-fellowship trained, board-certified neurosurgeon with a passion for exceptional patient care and quality surgical outcomes. He received training in both neurological surgery and neurointerventional surgery from the University of Florida, as well as advanced training in open cerebrovascular/skull-base surgery at the top, nationally ranked, Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona under the mentorship of world renowned, Robert Spetzler, MD. Dr. Velat enjoys challenging cranial and spinal surgeries and is an advocate for an initial conservative approach to neurosurgical pathology. During his tenure as Medical Director of Spine Surgery at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, his leadership played a vital role in achieving the Gold Seal of Approval for Spinal Surgery by the Joint Commission. He is an active member in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgery and the Florida Neurosurgical Society and has authored many peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters.


  • Craniotomy

  • Interventional Neurosurgery

  • Stroke clot retrievals

  • Aneurysm coiling

  • Vascular Interventional Neurosurgery

  • Lower-back surgery

  • Spinal decompression and fusion

  • Laminectomy

  • Lumbar fusion

  • Discectomy

  • Surgery for peripheral nerve disorders

  • Kyphoplasty

  • Cervical laminectomy and fusion

  • Intradural and extradural spinal canal tumors

  • Chiari malformation surgery

  • Evaluation and treatment of normal pressure Hydrocephalus

  • Surgical treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Shunting for Hydrocephalus

  • Carpal Tunnel and Ulnar nerve surgery

Areas Served
Daytona Beach, FL
Languages Spoken

University of Florida - College of Public Health and Health Professions


UF Health Shands Florida - Graduate Education

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery: The American Board of Neurological Surgery

Ages Accepted

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