Pancreatic cancer surgery and other advanced treatment options are available to patients from Bradenton, Florida, from the outstanding surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. We treat a high volume of pancreatic cancer patients and have earned an international reputation as a leader in complex cancer surgery, including advanced minimally invasive approaches and robotic-assisted procedures designed to target pancreatic tumors.
When choosing the surgeon who will perform your pancreatic cancer surgery, it’s important to consider the number of procedures he or she has performed to treat your specific condition. Because pancreatic cancers are relatively rare, many cancer centers see only a few cases each year. However, in terms of surgical skill and expertise, numbers matter. At Moffitt, our experienced, fellowship-trained surgeons perform a high volume of pancreatic cancer surgery procedures, leading to better outcomes for our patients. Moffitt consistently ranks at more than 95 percent in patient satisfaction, and access to this world-class cancer treatment is available just a short drive away from Bradenton, FL.
The standard treatment for removable tumors, pancreatic cancer surgery can involve the removal of all or part of the pancreas, as well as the surrounding lymph nodes, duodenum, gallbladder, spleen and/or a portion of the stomach. To accomplish this, Moffitt’s talented surgeons are skilled in performing the following procedures:
- The Whipple procedure
- Distal pancreatectomy
- Total pancreatectomy
- Resection of tumors involving blood vessels
- Biliary bypass
- Gastric bypass
In addition to the latest techniques in pancreatic cancer surgery, Moffitt’s patients can benefit from a variety of supportive services. For instance, surgery can sometimes affect the production of pancreatic enzymes, and the multispecialty team at Moffitt can help address the effects by incorporating nutritional therapy into a patient’s treatment plan. Additionally, we offer a range of pain management options, including pain pumps and nerve blocks, which can provide relief if a pancreatic tumor is creating painful pressure on nearby organs or nerves.
Moffitt welcomes patients from Bradenton, FL, with or without referrals. To help ease the travel burdens on our out-of-town patients, we’ve partnered with several area hotels that meet or exceed our high standards for cleanliness and infection control. To learn more, call 1-888-663-3488 or schedule an appointment online.