When it comes to esophageal cancer surgery, numbers matter. At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida – located just a short drive away from Bradenton – our surgeons have unparalleled expertise in treating esophageal cancer. We are a high-volume cancer center and our surgeons complete complex esophageal cancer surgeries on a near-daily basis. Because we perform a high number of these procedures, we can provide our patients with highly specialized skill.
Moffitt’s surgeons are extremely experienced with not only performing esophagectomies and other forms of esophageal cancer surgery, but also utilizing the best techniques for improving each patient’s postoperative quality of life. For instance, we:
- Tailor each patient’s treatment to his or her specific needs. No two patients are the same; a surgery that might benefit one patient might not be necessary for another. Each patient will be given an individualized recommendation based on factors such as the size, stage and location of their tumor, the patient’s age and his or her overall health.
- Incorporate innovative surgical techniques whenever possible. Alternatives to open esophageal cancer surgery can help reduce a patient’s recovery time, as well as the risk of postoperative complications. We offer robotic and laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures in addition to conventional esophagectomies.
- Provide a comprehensive range of supportive care services in a single location. When patients from Bradenton travel to Moffitt for surgery, they don’t have to worry about going from hospital to hospital during their recovery. At Moffitt, patients can meet with dietitians, pharmacists, social workers and other supportive care professionals, all in the same place. And, our team can provide recommendations for local hotels that meet our high quality standards, and even offer discounted rates to our patients.