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Central Florida Regional Hospital

Rafael Allende, MD

Neurological Surgery

Neurohealth Sciences Center

305 N Mangoustine Ave, Suite 100
Sanford, FL 32771

About Rafael Allende

Dr. Rafael Allende joined The Neurohealth Sciences Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital on April 1st, 2008. Dr. Allende previously practiced in Rochester, New York, and held the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

Additionally, while at Harvard he completed a one year Grunnebaum Research Fellowship in the treatment of brain tumors. He then completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Rochester, where he joined the faculty upon the completion of his training until relocating to Sanford in April 2008.

Dr. Allende specializes in general neurosurgery with a special interest in spinal surgery, including minimally invasive procedures and disc arthroplasty in carefully selected patients, and brain tumors.


Medical School
Harvard Medical School

University of Rochester

Medical College of Georgia

Certifications & Memberships

American Board of Neurological Surgery



Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Procedures & Conditions

Management of Spinal Disorders:Cervical, thoracic, lumbar spondylosis herniated discs, spinal stenosis, compression fracture. Management of Intercranial Disorders: Stroke management, hematoma, tumor, hydrocephalus cysts. Management of Peripheral Nerve Disorders: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ulna nerve entrapment.


Neurological Surgery

Office Locations

Neurohealth Sciences Center
305 N Mangoustine Ave
Suite 100
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: (407) 833-7505
Fax: (407) 833-7509

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Accepted Insurance

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS, Beech Street, Blue Choice, Blue Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Coventry, First Health, Great West, Health Net, Healthsource, Horizon, Humana, Maxicare, One Health, PacifiCare, PHCS, PHP, Preferred Health Network, Private Health Care Systems, Prudential, Secure Horizons plus all others (except Amerigroup)