A full range of breast cancer surgery options, including the latest minimally invasive procedures, is available to patients from Orlando, FL, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Moffitt has earned the distinction of being the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, a designation that proves our dedication to developing effective approaches to cancer treatment, including surgery. Breast cancer treatment is highly individualized at Moffitt, and we take a multispecialty approach to ensure the best possible care. Our tumor board of cancer specialists collaboratively reviews each individual’s case and progress on a weekly basis to recommend and continually refine the treatment plan. In this way, we provide our patients with the benefit of multiple expert opinions without the need for referrals. All of Moffitt’s diagnostic, treatment and supportive services are offered in a single, convenient location.
The goal of breast cancer surgery is to remove as much of a tumor, and as many of the affected lymph nodes, as possible. Depending on a patient’s specific needs, any of the following types of surgical procedures might be recommended:
- Lumpectomy – The removal of a tumor within a breast, along with a small amount of the surrounding healthy tissue and possibly some lymph nodes
- Partial mastectomy – The removal of a portion of a breast and some lymph nodes
- Total mastectomy – The removal of an entire breast and some lymph nodes
- Axillary node dissection – The removal of some lymph nodes in the armpit region
When possible, Moffitt’s fellowship-trained surgeons can use innovative skin-sparing and nipple/areola-sparing surgical approaches. These talented surgeons also can perform breast reconstruction after cancer surgery to rebuild a breast with implants or autologous tissue transfers.
For the convenience of patients who are traveling from Orlando, FL, and elsewhere to undergo breast cancer surgery and other treatments at Moffitt, we have partnered with several nearby hotels where patients can take advantage of discounted rates. The management and staff of these properties have agreed to adhere to Moffitt’s strict hygiene standards and infection control policies so that we can ensure the safety and well-being of all of our patients, including those who have compromised immune systems.
Anyone in Orlando, FL, who is interested in learning more about the breast cancer surgery options available at Moffitt can call 1-888-663-3488 or register for an appointment online.