TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
RANKED AMONG THE TOP 10% IN THE U.S. FOR CANCER CARE BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT 2021-22
Why Choose TGH Cancer Institute?
Tampa General Hospital’s Cancer Institute provides comprehensive cancer services superior even to the dedicated cancer centers in the region and has been recognized as one of the Top 10% in the U.S. for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report 2021-22. Our world-renowned multidisciplinary team of specialists, innovative care and excellent patient outcomes make TGH a premier center for the treatment of even the most complex cancers.
Tampa General Hospital’s breast health and cancer program is one of the busiest in the state, and our advanced technologies and specialized services give patients with breast cancer the best outcomes possible. A multidisciplinary team including radiation oncologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, geneticists, psychologists, nurse specialists and navigators work together to provide a treatment plan customized to each patient’s individual needs.
- Atypical ductal hyperplasia
- Breast pain syndrome
- Breast calcification
- Breast cyst
- Benign masses
- Genetic susceptibility to breast cancer
- Breast cancer
- Metastatic breast cancer
- Male breast cancer
- Nipple discharge
- Paget’s disease of the breast
Our team is at the forefront of advances in breast cancer treatment and design care plans that deliver the best possible outcomes and quality of life for our patients. Blending cutting-edge treatment options with advanced surgical interventions, they collaborate to ensure patients not only receive the best medical care possible, but also feel beautiful and confident. Patients also have access to Eastern medicine, including services to address neuropathy associated with chemotherapy, stress and anxiety, sciatica and migraines, and general pain related to treatment.
Tampa General Hospital’s gynecologic cancer program is nationally recognized and offers diagnosis, staging and treatment services for cancers of the ovaries, uterus, vagina, vulva, fallopian tubes and cervix. Our nationally renowned team provides superior comprehensive gynecologic oncology services from screening to treatment, with excellent outcomes and same-day appointments available when needed. Additionally, patients benefit from the most current technologies and treatments, including genetic screening and reconstructive surgical techniques. Our gynecologic oncology team are actively involved in research and utilize a true multidisciplinary approach, with expertise from the latest treatment options and technology to surgical interventions and palliative care.
We treat a variety of conditions for patients with even the most complex comorbidities including diabetes, heart disease and other conditions related to obesity. Conditions we treat include:
- Fallopian tube
- Ovarian/primary peritoneum
- Benign Diseases
- Pelvic masses
- Uterine fibroids
- Complex endometriosis/endometrioma
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Complex gynecologic surgery
- Pre-invasive diseases of the vulva, vagina and cervix
- Genetic-linked diseases: BRCA/Lynch Syndrome
TGH is one of the only programs in the country to offer hyperthermic intra-thoracic chemotherapy (HITeC) to treat ovarian cancer and our outcomes are among the best in the nation. We offer the most advanced treatment options and procedures available, including:
- Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
- Fertility-sparing treatments for gynecologic cancers (radical trachelectomy)
- Molecular targeted therapy
- Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- Hyperthermic intra-thoracic chemotherapy (HITeC)
- Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
- Radiation therapy including HDR brachytherapy and TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® treatment
- Surgery, including minimally invasive, robotic and reconstruction
- Total abdominal hysterectomy
- Total labaroscopic hysterectomy
- Robotic hysterectomy
- Radical hysterectomy
Colorectal surgeons at Tampa General Hospital have been at the forefront of colorectal cancer care for nearly three decades, leading the research to improve outcomes of care with advances in screening and colonoscopy techniques, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. Today, TGH’s colorectal cancer team offers treatment of colon and rectal conditions, with a focus on colon, rectal, anal and pelvic tumors, as well as inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders.
Our specialists provide consultations or second opinions for patients with colorectal conditions including:
- Rectal cancer
- Rectal polyps
- Anal cancer
- Anal dysplasia
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- Colon cancer
- Colon polyps
- Small bowel cancers
- Appendiceal cancers
- Pelvic tumors/masses
- Pelvic, anal and rectal pain
- Rectal prolapse
- Fecal incontinence
- Anal fistulas
- Rectal infections/STDs
- Pelvic tumors
- Colon polyps
The colorectal cancer program at Tampa General Hospital offers diagnosis, staging and treatment for a variety of conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Our team works closely with referring physicians to provide education and promote regular screenings, and our genetic counselors help patients determine their risk and their family members’ risk for hereditary cancers. When surgical treatment is determined to be the best option, our specialists are experts in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques and utilize innovative procedures to provide patients the best outcomes.
Tampa General Hospital is Florida’s complex lung cancer surgery leader, offering a combination of leading-edge technology and expertise in cancer treatment options. Our surgeons perform more complex lung cancer procedures than anyone else in Florida, utilizing minimally invasive techniques that have earned them national recognition and result in excellent patient outcomes. Additionally, we focus on creating an exceptional patient experience rooted in compassion, skill and professionalism.
Our surgeons’ area of expertise includes surgery for conditions including:
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Pancoast tumors
- Chest wall tumors
- Mediastinal tumors
- Germ cell tumors
- Myasthenia gravis
- Tracheal surgery
- Thymic disorders
With a level of expertise unmatched in Florida, our thoracic surgeons work as part of a multidisciplinary team of specialists using precision medicine to craft targeted treatments and individualized care. In fact, Tampa General was recognized among the nation’s best for Pulmonology & Lung Surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22.
Who We Are
MEET OUR SENIOR LEADERS:
ABRAHAM SCHWARZBERG, MD
Senior Vice President, Network Development & Chief of Oncology, Tampa General Hospital
Abraham Schwarzberg, MD, formerly a clinical instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and staff physician at Massachusetts General Hospital’s department of medical oncology, has an ongoing commitment to academic medicine and clinical research. Dr. Schwarzberg received his medical oncology and hematology training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and his internal medicine training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, both in Boston. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
EDUARDO M. SOTOMAYOR, MD
Director of TGH Cancer Institute
Dr. Sotomayor is the director of the newly established Cancer Institute at Tampa General Hospital. He is a pioneer in the field of cancer immunology and immunotherapy and an internationally renowned expert in lymphoma research and treatment. Prior to joining Tampa General, he was the director of the George Washington University Cancer Center with responsibility and authority over all aspects of cancer care and research at GW and affiliated health systems. He was also a professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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