Should a patient’s ovarian cancer treatment plan include a hysterectomy, or the surgical removal of the uterus, women from Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, can receive this procedure at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. People from around the globe entrust their cancer care to Moffitt thanks in part to our high number of successful surgical outcomes. Our team of experienced, fellowship-trained surgeons perform every type of cancer operation available at our cutting-edge clinic that welcomes thousands of patients each year. In fact, Moffitt is the third largest cancer center by patient volume in the United States, and the only National Cancer Center Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.
Moffitt’s efforts to advance cancer treatment through multiple research initiatives, clinical trials and the regular assessment of patients’ progress has resulted in a level of clinical expertise that surpasses other providers. This expertise translates to hysterectomy procedures that are performed with minimally invasive techniques, and post-operative care that encompasses multiple specialties to enhance quality of life and overall wellbeing. Moffitt’s comprehensive treatment teams are comprised of:
- Surgeons who specialize exclusively in procedures for ovarian cancer
- Social workers
- Supportive care workers
Hysterectomies are performed to address a variety of diseases and conditions. In the case of ovarian cancer, a hysterectomy may also involve the removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes, and is typically supplemented with other therapies (such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy) to destroy cancer cells that have spread outside of the reproductive system. Not all cases of ovarian cancer necessitate a hysterectomy, however. Depending on the extent of the cancer, it may be possible to treat the disease while keeping the ovaries and uterus intact.
At Moffitt, we understand that fighting cancer comes with its own set of challenges. That’s why we work hard to eliminate inconveniences for our patients traveling from Ft. Myers and Naples, FL, and beyond. Moffitt has partnered with multiple hotels in the Tampa area to provide discounted rates to our patients. These hotels comply with our stringent hygiene and infection control guidelines to accommodate guests with compromised immune systems. In addition, the management and staff at our partner hotels are committed to supplying an enhanced level of comfort to our patients, including those who have just undergone surgery, and their families. This way, patients can devote more of their attention to their health and well-being, and less on the logistics of traveling.
Women from Ft. Myers and Naples, FL, with ovarian cancer are encouraged to contact Moffitt to receive additional information regarding hysterectomy procedures, or any of our other treatment options. No referral is necessary. Call 1-888-663-3488, or fill out our new patient registration form online.