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Excellence in Surgery for Stomach Cancer in Orlando

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute offers the latest and most effective surgery for stomach cancer and colorectal cancer in Orlando. This includes minimally invasive robotic surgery for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and liver cancer. Treatment of these cancers through surgery has one goal: Curative. This surgery seeks to eliminate the cancer altogether, effecting a lasting cure. Cancerous tissues (as well as a margin of healthy tissues) are removed in their entirety along with the lymph nodes. To learn more about surgery for stomach cancer in Orlando, or to request an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Or fill out our online assistance form and one of our coordinators will get back to you within one business day.

Types of Surgery for Gastrointestinal (Stomach) Cancer

Surgical Options for Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Colon cancer surgery involves removal of the tumor along with a section of healthy colon. The surgically severed sections can usually be successfully reconnected, restoring the colon to full function. When reconnection is not possible, an artificial opening (stoma) is created.
     
  • Rectal cancer surgery usually involves removal of the rectum or a portion of it as well as a short section of colon. In most cases, the intestine can be reconnected for resumption of normal bowel function. In certain cases, the intestine cannot be reconnected. In these cases, an artificial opening (stoma) is created and colon contents empty into a colostomy pouch outside the body.
     
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), which was pioneered first in the world by the physicians at Florida Hospital, is a new technique being used for the removal of rectal tumors and has already shown excellent outcomes for patients. Depending on the patient's condition and stage of the tumor, this procedure could be recommended.
     
  • Robotic surgery is also another option for patients needing colon or rectal surgery. Benefits seen through robotic surgery include smaller incisions and shorter recovery times, getting you back to the things you love quicker.
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Will I Need Surgery for Stomach Cancer?

Depending on the stage, size of the tumor and specific case, your physician may recommend surgery to treat stomach cancer. Your surgeon will make every effort to remove all of the tumor, leaving behind as much healthy tissue as possible. In most cases, surgery in combination with other treatments offers the best chance for curing stomach cancer. If you have stage 0, I, II, or III cancer, and are healthy enough for a surgical procedure, your physician will likely try to treat you with surgery. In some cases, a type of procedure called palliative surgery may be recommended to relieve or prevent symptoms if the cancer is too widespread to be completely removed. Your cancer team will help you understand everything about your surgery and help to put your mind at ease about the treatments. 

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Request an Appointment

To learn more about surgery for stomach cancer in Orlando, or to request an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Or fill out our online assistance form and one of our coordinators will get back to you within one business day.

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