Patients from Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, who require melanoma surgery can turn to the experienced surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. We have helped thousands of patients fight cancer and achieve a better quality of life. The multispecialty team of experts at Moffitt provides highly individualized cancer treatment, compassionate supportive care and hope.
A wide excision is usually the recommended type of melanoma surgery for patients who have been diagnosed in early stages. This procedure involves the removal of a melanoma lesion as well as a small amount of surrounding healthy tissue. Although most melanomas can be treated this way, more advanced cases may require different types of surgery, such as:
- Lymph node dissection – Lymph nodes are removed if signs of cancer are found through a sentinel node biopsy
- Amputation – In rare cases, the removal of a patient’s finger or toe may be required if a melanoma has grown extensively in one of these areas
For patients who travel from Fort Myers or Naples, FL, to Moffitt for melanoma surgery, our supportive care specialists can recommend local accommodations that meet or exceed our stringent infection control and hygiene standards. We have partnered with several area hotels that offer reduced rates, as well as provisions for the enhanced safety and comfort of our patients and their families. Shuttles to and from Moffitt are also available at some of our partner hotels.
For more information about melanoma surgery at Moffitt for residents of Fort Myers and Naples, FL, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. Referrals are not required to meet with our team.