Women in Kissimmee, Florida, who are considering mastectomy surgery options are encouraged to consult with the experts at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. At Moffitt, we take a multispecialty approach to treatment. Our patients have access to a full team of cancer specialists -- not just a single physician -- who work together to ensure the best possible treatment and care. These professionals, also known collectively as our tumor board, review each patient’s case on a weekly basis, evaluating factors such as the size, stage and location of a tumor. This collaborative effort is, in part, why we’re able to give our patients a better quality of life during and after treatment, and also why we consistently rank over 95 percent in patient satisfaction.
Mastectomy surgery may be recommended for a variety of reasons, such as obtaining tissue samples for biopsies, treating cancer or preventing recurrence. Mastectomy surgery options may include:
- Total mastectomy – The removal of an entire breast, including the nipple and some lymph nodes, but not the underlying muscles
- Partial mastectomy – The removal of a breast tumor, along with a rim of noncancerous tissue and possibly some lymph nodes (also known as lumpectomy)
- Axillary node dissection – The removal of some lymph nodes from the armpit area
The surgeons at Moffitt also specialize in innovative, minimally invasive techniques and robotic surgery options, some of which are nipple- and areola-sparing. Additionally, each surgical team includes a skilled plastic surgeon who can perform breast reconstruction if elected by a patient to help ensure that a mastectomy procedure has a positive cosmetic outcome.
Although Moffitt is located just a short drive away from Kissimmee, we want to help lessen the burdens of travel for our out-of-town patients. To do so, we’ve partnered with several local hotels that offer our patients and their families discounted rates. These hotels meet or exceed our infection control and hygiene standards to provide safe and comfortable accommodations to patients who have had mastectomy surgery or are undergoing other breast cancer treatments.
To learn more about the mastectomy surgery options available at Moffitt, patients from Kissimmee, FL, can call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out an online patient registration form. We gladly accept patients with and without referrals.