For patients with kidney cancer, surgery is the most commonly recommended treatment option. When looking for a surgeon to treat cancer, it is important to choose someone who has extensive experience and is highly skilled in performing these surgical procedures. Moffitt Cancer Center treats a high volume of cancer patients, including those traveling from West Palm Beach and other areas of Florida. Our surgeons are some of the most experienced in the field, using innovative techniques and state-of-the-art surgical procedures that produce highly successful outcomes and help our patients enjoy a better quality of life.
At Moffitt, we perform the following types of kidney cancer surgery:
- Partial nephrectomy – Removes cancerous tissue and surrounding kidney tissue
- Radical nephrectomy – Removes the entire kidney and possibly the surrounding tissue (adrenal gland and lymph nodes)
- Arterial embolization – Injects a substance that blocks the artery feeding the tumor to help slow or prevent growth, relieve symptoms and reduce the need for a nephrectomy in the future
Kidney cancer surgery can be performed at Moffitt as a standard open procedure or by using laparoscopic (minimally invasive) techniques. A multispecialty team of cancer experts will consider the many factors involved in a patient’s individual condition to recommend a treatment plan that is best suited for the patient. Moffitt offers comprehensive services, including diagnostic tests, various treatment options and supportive care, in a single, convenient location. Patients traveling from West Palm Beach, FL, don’t need to worry about travel complications while receiving care at Moffitt. We provide assistance finding local accommodations, many of which offer discounted rates and shuttle services to and from our center for the convenience of out-of-town patients and family members.
For more information about kidney cancer surgery at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out a new patient registration form online. We welcome patients from West Palm Beach, FL, and do not require a referral to set up an appointment.