For individuals in Orlando, Florida, who are considering sarcoma surgery, outstanding options are available relatively close to home at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Our multispecialty team of cancer experts takes an innovative approach to treating sarcomas, and our world-renowned researchers are continually exploring new and better surgical techniques. As a result, our patients experience exceptional outcomes and quality of life. These exemplary results continually draw patients from near and far. This translates directly to extensive experience and highly refined surgical skills.
Some of our patients tell us they were surprised to find out just how easy it is to schedule an appointment at Moffitt. Although we have a reputation for providing world-class cancer treatments, we are committed to making those treatments available to anyone who needs them, including those from Orlando, FL, and beyond. Further, we do not require referrals. That’s because we believe everyone who requires sarcoma surgery should have access to the best surgeons and the latest treatment technologies, and we offer all of this and more in a single location.
Depending on the location and extent of a patient’s cancer, Moffitt’s tumor board may recommend a specific sarcoma surgery procedure. For instance, our surgeons perform several types of sarcoma surgery, including:
- Wide local incision – A surgeon creates an incision to remove a tumor along with a minimal amount of surrounding healthy tissue.
- Limb-sparing sarcoma surgery – A surgeon removes a tumor from a patient’s arm or leg and preserves the limb (in rare cases, amputation may be necessary to address extensive, late-stage tumors).
- Lymphadenectomy – A surgeon removes the lymph nodes surrounding a tumor site if there is evidence that the cancer has spread to the lymphatic system.
At Moffitt, we understand that the prospect of traveling to another city to undergo sarcoma surgery or receive other treatments can potentially complicate an already stressful time. To help our patients who are coming to Moffitt from Orlando, FL, and other areas, we can recommended affordable lodging options offered by our nearby hotel partners. We’re pleased to provide a variety of other supportive care services as well, and we encourage our patients to ask for help with whatever they may need.