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Endoscopic Oncology Team

The endoscopic specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center provide precision diagnostics and advanced treatment to patients with malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract, including colon cancer, rectal cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer and several other diseases. Overseen by Dr. Jason Klapman, our Endoscopic Oncology Program receives a multitude of referrals from physicians every year. Our endoscopic specialists are leaders in their fields, with years of experience and fellowship training in various aspects of gastroenterology.

Endoscopic services at Moffitt

As a referring physician, you can trust that your patient will be in the most capable hands at Moffitt. We take an individualized approach to treatment that leverages the expertise of multiple physicians who focus exclusively on detecting and addressing gastrointestinal abnormalities with minimally invasive techniques. Our patients can receive diagnostic services and treatments, including but not limited to: 

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)
  • Cryoablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Cellvizio® optical biopsy
  • Locoregional staging of GI malignancies
  • Precancerous tissue and tumor ablation for early stage esophageal cancers
  • Rendezvous technique (percutaneous drainage)
  • Fine needle aspiration for mediastinal and GI neoplasms

Moffitt’s endoscopic specialists collaborate with gastrointestinal cancer experts, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and several other physicians, to provide a full spectrum of treatment to patients. Our team also includes counselors, dietitians and additional supportive care professionals who help patients navigate the unique emotional and physical challenges that often come with cancer.

How to refer a patient to Moffitt’s endoscopic specialists

Physicians can refer a patient to Moffitt’s endoscopic specialists by completing an online form or contacting a physician liaison for assistance or support. Routine colonoscopies and GI screening tests may be performed at Moffitt at any time. We understand that time is precious when attending to cancer patients, which is why we aim to respond to all referrals within 24 business hours.