If you are preparing for endometrial, or uterine, cancer surgery and live in the West Palm Beach, Florida, area, turn to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for your treatment. We have some of the most skilled and experienced surgeons in the field. Plus, they are highly adept at performing complex surgeries using minimally invasive techniques; for instance, we specialize in robot-assisted surgeries, which can lead to shorter recovery time and decreased pain.
There are several types of uterine cancer surgery, including:
- A hysterectomy – A surgeon removes the uterus and the cervix
- A total hysterectomy – A surgeon removes the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries
- A radical hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus and cervix, along with the surrounding tissues, the ovaries and the upper part of the vagina
- A pelvic exenteration or pelvic evisceration – Removal of the uterus, cervix, vagina, ovaries, bladder and the rectum, as well as the surrounding lymph nodes. After the exenteration, the surgeon can then reconstruct the vagina using tissues from other parts of the body and create a permanent colostomy and urinary diversion.
In addition to surgery, Moffitt Cancer Center provides a full range of nonsurgical treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, so you can receive all of the treatments you need in a single, convenient location. For patients traveling from the West Palm Beach, FL, area, we can also assist with finding comfortable and affordable lodging. We partner with several nearby hotels to help patients find discounted rates for both long- and short-term stays.
For more information about uterine cancer surgery options available at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. We do not require referrals and welcome patients from the West Palm Beach, FL, area.