Uterine Cancer Surgery for Patients in the St. Petersburg, FL, Area
St. Petersburg, Florida, residents looking to explore their uterine cancer surgery options can consult with the experts at Moffitt Cancer Center, located just across the bridge. The experts within our gynecological clinic have extensive experience in treating uterine cancer. Not only have we helped countless patients achieve an improved quality of life, but our survival rates for uterine and other gynecological cancers are above the national average.
There are several kinds of uterine cancer surgery that are commonly performed at Moffitt. These include:
- A hysterectomy – A surgeon removes the patient’s uterus and cervix.
- A total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy – A surgeon removes the patient’s uterus, cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
- A radical hysterectomy – A surgeon removes the patient’s uterus and cervix, surrounding tissues, ovaries and upper part of the vagina.
- A pelvic exenteration or pelvic evisceration – A surgeon removes the patient’s uterus, cervix, ovaries, vagina, bladder, rectum and nearby lymph nodes. He or she will then reconstruct the vagina with tissues from other parts of the body and create a permanent colostomy and urinary diversion.
When appropriate, our Moffitt surgeons may take a laparoscopic or robot-assisted approach to uterine cancer surgery. The large number of treatment options available to our patients helps ensure we can take the best approach for each individual cancer, helping our patients to achieve favorable outcomes and an enhanced quality of life.
St. Petersburg, FL, residents receiving uterine cancer treatment at Moffitt have a vast array of supportive care services available to them. From dietitians to social workers and more, these professionals help patients cope with the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of undergoing cancer treatment without the added stress of having to commute to different locations.
Patients from St. Petersburg, FL, who are interested in uterine cancer surgery at Moffitt can call 1-888-MOFFITT or complete a new patient registration form online. Referrals are not required to schedule an appointment.