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Moffitt Cancer Center performs lung cancer surgery for patients from Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida. In most cases, this surgery is performed to remove cancerous tumors and, if affected, nearby lymph nodes and some healthy tissue. Factors such as the size, location and type of the tumor will determine which surgery is recommended. There are several types of lung cancer surgery, including:

  • Sleeve resection – Removes the cancerous part of the lung’s airway and then surgically reconnects the lung
  • Wedge resection or segmentectomy – Removes the tumor as well as some surrounding tissue
  • Lobectomy – Removes a lobe from the lung
  • Pneumonectomy – Removes an entire lung

Many lung cancer patients from Ft. Myers and Naples, FL, choose to undergo lung cancer surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa because of our surgical expertise. As a high-volume cancer center, we have some of the most experienced surgeons in the field. Furthermore, our surgeons are highly skilled at completing minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, which can minimize the impact of surgery on the body and encourage faster healing, shorter hospital stays and decreased pain.

In addition to surgery, we provide all other treatments patients may require such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Our multispecialty team of lung cancer specialists creates individualized treatment plans based on each patient’s specific needs, and meets regularly to review and refine the treatment approach as needed.

To make treatment at Moffitt more affordable, patients can receive discounted rates from our partner hotels in the area. These hotels meet our stringent hygienic standards and provide comfortable lodging for both short- or long-term stays.

To learn more about the benefits of undergoing lung cancer surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. We are the top-rated cancer center in Florida, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. We welcome patients from Ft. Myers and Naples, FL, with or without referrals.

Lung Cancer