Chest surgery can be an integral part of lung cancer treatment. Due to its importance, individuals who are thinking about chest surgery are encouraged to explore all of their options to help ensure that they make the best possible health care decisions. Those who are considering lung cancer surgery in the Tampa, FL, area have a unique advantage in being close to Moffitt Cancer Center, which is one of the top-ranked cancer hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Cancer listing. Moffitt also has a dedicated Thoracic Oncology Program, which provides our patients with further peace of mind that they are in highly experienced hands.
Because Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, it is understandable that some people might wonder about the level of individualized attention that we can provide. However, patients who turn to Moffitt for chest surgery and other types of lung cancer treatment are never “just numbers” to us. Each patient’s case is thoroughly reviewed by a tumor board of lung cancer specialists, after which we develop a customized treatment plan. A further advantage of our multispecialty approach is that each patient automatically benefits from several expert opinions – without the hassles and delays of having to schedule multiple appointments with physicians all over the Tampa, Florida, area and beyond.
At Moffitt, our fellowship-trained surgeons perform several types of chest surgery for lung cancer treatment using advanced robot-assisted and minimally invasive techniques when possible. Some common approaches involve the removal of all or part of:
- A lung’s airway
- A lobe of a lung
- An entire lung
Following lung cancer surgery at Moffitt, a patient’s recovery can be enhanced through our wide variety of supportive care services. For instance, some patients may benefit from medications to relieve pain, reduce nausea, suppress a cough, improve breathing, open a closed airway or increase an appetite after chest surgery. We also offer emotional support and counseling at every stage of a patient’s cancer journey.
To learn more about the different types of chest surgery performed for lung cancer treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. Our thoracic oncologists can recommend the best treatment approach for you, and you don’t need to obtain a physician’s referral before meeting with us.