Countless patients each year turn to Moffitt Cancer Center for endometrial, or uterine, cancer surgery. We offer comprehensive, individualized treatment to women from many different locations, including nearby cities such as Orlando, Florida. Located a short drive away in Tampa, we are a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and the only such center based in Florida – making us a leading destination for patients seeking world-class care near their homes.
At Moffitt, women who have been diagnosed with endometrial cancers can consult with oncologists who exclusively treat these unique malignancies. This high level of specialization means that each patient’s oncologists can select the most promising treatments for her specific situation. We understand that no two patients are the same; that’s why our surgeons look at the total picture when developing a treatment plan.
The uterine cancer surgery options we offer include:
- A hysterectomy, during which a surgeon removes the uterus and cervix
- A radical hysterectomy, during which a surgeon removes the uterus, cervix, the ovaries, the upper part of the vagina and a few healthy tissues surrounding these structures
- A total hysterectomy with a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, during which a surgeon removes the uterus and cervix along with the fallopian tubes and ovaries
- A pelvic exenteration (evisceration), during which a surgeon removes the uterus, cervix, ovaries, vagina, bladder and rectum, as well as nearby lymph nodes to which the cancer might have spread
Not only do we perform many traditional surgeries, but also a high volume of minimally invasive (laparoscopic) and robot-assisted procedures. Furthermore, we are constantly evaluating new techniques and technologies so that we can offer our patients the most innovative options.
While planning their visits to Moffitt, patients from Orlando and other nearby cities can turn to us for assistance with logistics. We can refer patients to local partner hotels that are not only conveniently located, but also highly accommodating for individuals who are undergoing cancer treatment. Some of these hotels even offer shuttle services to help out-of-town patients and their families more easily get to their appointments at Moffitt.
For more information about endometrial, or uterine, cancer surgery at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. We welcome patients from Orlando, FL, and all of the surrounding areas.