Ovarian cancer surgery is usually the main form of treatment recommended for women with this condition. The purpose of surgery is twofold: to assess the extent of the cancer and to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Women with cancer in Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, can receive outstanding, comprehensive care, including surgery and other options, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. In one location, we provide all aspects of ovarian and breast cancer care, including the latest techniques in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support, as well as access to promising new treatments through clinical trials. The unique tumor board of experts at Moffitt is the culmination of our highly focused, collaborative approach designed to fully meet the needs of our ovarian and breast cancer patients. Following a thorough review of a patient’s case, this multispecialty team of experts can determine and recommend the optimal course of treatment, which may include ovarian cancer surgery or breast cancer surgery. For instance, the procedures performed by our surgeons to treat ovarian cancer include:
- Unilateral or bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy – Removal of one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes
- Lymph node dissection – Removal of the lymph nodes in the pelvic and para-aortic areas
- Partial hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus
- Total hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus and cervix
- Cytoreductive/debulking surgery – Removal of as much tumor as is safely possible, which might include tissue from nearby organs, such as the stomach, gallbladder, spleen, colon or bladder
- Omentectomy – Removal of the thin tissue inside the abdomen that covers the intestines
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, we believe it’s important for patients from the Fort Myers and Naples, FL, areas and elsewhere to have convenient access to our advanced ovarian cancer surgery and breast cancer surgery techniques, as well as the other treatments we offer. To help our out-of-town patients and their families stay close to Moffitt during treatment, we can provide information on excellent accommodations located nearby. Several area hotels have partnered with us to offer our patients discounted rates, as well as added peace of mind. By ensuring that these properties meet or exceed Moffitt’s high standards for cleanliness and infection control, their management and staff provide enhanced safety and comfort to our patients, including those with compromised immune systems.
Women from the Fort Myers and Naples, FL, areas who would like to explore their options for ovarian cancer surgery or breast cancer surgery, or who want to learn more about the other outstanding treatments available at Moffitt, can call 1-888-663-3488 or schedule an appointment online. We do not require referrals.