For patients with esophageal cancer, surgery is typically recommended either as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with radiation therapy or chemotherapy. At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, we offer comprehensive cancer treatment services and a level of surgical expertise that exceeds other providers. We perform a high volume of complex surgical procedures for treating cancer, including such innovative techniques as minimally invasive surgery and robot-assisted surgery. We welcome patients from all parts of Florida, including Fort Myers and Naples.
The type of esophageal cancer surgery recommended for a patient typically falls into one of three categories:
- Endoscopic mucosal resection – Removal of neoplasms on the surface of the esophagus
- Esophagectomy – Removal of all or part of the esophagus
- Esophagogastrectomy – Removal of all or part of the esophagus as well as the upper portion of the stomach
At Moffitt, a multispecialty team of medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and other medical professionals work together to create a highly individualized treatment plan for each patient. In addition to surgery and other treatment options, Moffitt offers complete supportive care services in a single, convenient location. We can even assist patients with finding local accommodations if they’re traveling from out of town areas like Fort Myers and Naples, FL. We have partnered with several local hotels that offer discounted rates for patients and shuttle service to and from Moffitt.
Patients can call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form to schedule an appointment. We do not require a referral for patients interested in our esophageal cancer surgery options, and we welcome patients coming from all parts of Florida, including Fort Myers and Naples.