Pancreatic Cancer Surgery for Patients in Sarasota, FL

Patients from Sarasota, Florida, can schedule their pancreatic cancer surgery nearby at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. The most effective cancer treatment typically requires a multimodal approach that often includes surgery. Renowned worldwide for our surgical expertise and outstanding approach to cancer treatment, Moffitt has helped thousands of patients fight cancer and live better-quality lives. Our fellowship-trained surgeons perform a high volume of complex pancreatic cancer surgery procedures each year and, as a result, have refined skills and extensive experience in addressing even the rarest forms of cancer.

Working with the right cancer center and surgeon are paramount to a successful outcome. At Moffitt, patients from Sarasota, FL, and elsewhere have access to some of the most talented and well-respected surgeons in the nation. We’ve also earned a reputation as a world leader in performing complex pancreatic cancer surgery, as well as conducting groundbreaking research that translates to new and better treatment options for our patients. Through our unwavering dedication to providing world-class cancer treatment, Moffitt is treating tumors that were once considered to be inoperable, and every day we continue to gain ground in finding a cure.

Moffitt’s surgeons perform several advanced pancreatic cancer surgery techniques, including:

  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) – A surgeon removes the head of the pancreas (and sometimes the body of the pancreas) along with other affected organs and tissues, such as nearby lymph nodes and portions of the small intestine, bile duct, gallbladder and stomach. The surgeon then reattaches the remaining pancreas and bile duct to the small intestine to facilitate the flow of food, bile and digestive enzymes through the digestive tract.
  • Distal pancreatectomy – A surgeon removes the tail of the pancreas (and sometimes a portion of the body of the pancreas) and possibly the spleen (splenectomy).
  • Total pancreatectomy – A surgeon removes the entire pancreas and spleen.

In addition to experienced surgeons, each multispecialty pancreatic cancer surgery team at Moffitt includes other talented experts, including physicians, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, chaplains and educators. This unique multispecialty approach allows us to provide cancer patients with tailored treatment, compassionate support and hope.

Patients from Sarasota, FL, who would like to learn more about the outstanding pancreatic cancer surgery options available at Moffitt can take advantage of discounted rates offered by our trusted hotel partners. By making travel a little more convenient, our goal is to help our out-of-town patients focus on what’s most important – their health and well-being. To get started, call 1-888-MOFFITT or schedule an appointment online. We do not require referrals.