Esophageal Cancer Surgery for Patients from West Palm Beach, FL
For patients with esophageal cancer, surgery is often an important part of treatment. Moffitt Cancer Center offers comprehensive services for patients from West Palm Beach and other areas of Florida. Our dedicated team of medical professionals focuses on designing and implementing individualized treatment plans that best serve the needs of each of our patients.
Treatment of esophageal cancer often involves the surgical removal of the cancerous tissue. The type of surgery recommended will vary depending on many factors, including:
- The location and size of the tumor
- The type of cells affected by the cancer (adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma)
- The stage of the cancer and whether it has spread to other areas
- The age and overall health of the patient
At Moffitt, our multispecialty team of physicians, oncologists, surgeons and other medical professionals take into account the many factors involved to recommend the esophageal cancer surgery most appropriate for each patient. This plan may involve an esophagectomy, in which all or part of the esophagus is removed, or may require an esophagogastrectomy, in which the upper part of the stomach is also removed. In some early-stage cases of esophageal cancer, an endoscopic mucosal resection that removes cancerous tissue on the lining of the esophagus may be an option as well.
Moffitt provides comprehensive treatment and supportive care services in a single location to help our patients before and after esophageal cancer surgery. And, for the convenience of our patients who are traveling from out-of-town places like West Palm Beach, FL, we also offer assistance finding local accommodations. Several hotels in the area have partnered with us to provide discounted rates for patients, shuttle service to and from Moffitt and a clean environment that meets our strict standards for infection control and hygiene.
For more information about esophageal cancer surgery options available at Moffitt, call 1-888-MOFFITT or fill out a new patient registration form online. We do not require referrals, and we welcome patients from West Palm Beach, other parts of Florida and beyond.