The latest breakthroughs in esophageal cancer treatment are available to residents of Orlando, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center in nearby Tampa. Patients in our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program benefit from the remarkable expertise of our multispecialty team of physicians, who focus exclusively on treating cancers of the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. The unparalleled experience of our cancer experts, combined with our individualized approach to treatment, are just a few of the reasons why so many people from Orlando, FL, and across the country choose to come to Moffitt throughout their cancer journey.
At Moffitt, esophageal cancer treatment is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Our tumor board collaborates to ensure each patient receives an individualized treatment. While each plan is unique, many include a combination of:
- Surgery – The most common treatment for esophageal malignancies, surgery is often performed to remove the cancerous portion of the esophagus in an operation known as an esophagostomy. Our surgeons also perform minimally invasive, robot-assisted esophageal resections, colonic interpositions and other advanced procedures.
- Radiation therapy – Moffitt offers radiation therapy that is highly specific to gastrointestinal cancers, and is one of the only cancer centers in the nation that utilizes a radiation therapy index to gauge how a patient may respond to treatment. Our radiation oncology services for esophageal cancer include brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and other options.
- Chemotherapy – Often administered in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy is used to kill rapidly dividing cancer cells throughout the bloodstream. Moffitt provides novel combination therapy for increased effectiveness when treating primary and metastasized esophageal cancers.
Additional treatment options include immunotherapy, laser therapy and electrocoagulation. Eligible Moffitt patients can also participate in our robust clinical trial program, which allows participants to experience groundbreaking advances in esophageal cancer treatment before they are made widely available.
To help simplify the process of traveling to Moffitt for cancer treatment, we have teamed with several local hotels to provide reduced rates to our out-of-town patients and their families. These hotels maintain a commitment to providing hygienic and comfortable accommodations for patients to recover and relax with loved ones.
If you live in Orlando, FL, and would like to consult with a Moffitt physician about your esophageal cancer treatment options, complete a new patient registration form or call 1-888-663-3488. No referrals are necessary to visit Moffitt.