Colorectal Cancer Treatment at Tampa General Hospital

Colorectal cancer treatment needs to be individualized for each patient to be as effective as possible. Every case is different, and there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” treatment plan. At Tampa General Hospital, we focus on developing personalized treatment plans for all of our patients who entrust us with their care.

Following an accurate diagnosis and analysis of a patient’s colorectal cancer, we can advise patients on their treatment options. In many cases, surgical intervention can be a beneficial option, and TGH performs several procedures that are intended to remove as much of the cancerous tissue from the colon as possible. Such surgeries include:

  • Polypectomies – Our surgeons can surgically remove polyps that have the potential to become cancerous from the bowel.
  • Transanal surgery – We perform minimally invasive transanal surgery (TAMIS) that is designed to maximize the effectiveness of the procedure while minimizing side effects, such as a colostomy. TGH performs more of these procedures than any other hospital in west central Florida.
  • Oncologic resections – Our surgeons will often remove tissue adjacent to a colon tumor to reduce the chances of the cancer spreading. This is typically performed in conjunction with a tumor excision.

All of our surgeries are performed by surgeons who have expertise with colorectal cancer treatment. Although general surgeons can handle the removal of colon tumors, the extensive knowledge gained through years in a highly focused field are invaluable in surgery, and our surgeons have specialized experience that allows them to perform even the most intensive procedures with great skill. In fact, we even offer robotically assisted approaches that ensure the precision of excisions and related procedures.

 For a physician referral or to schedule an appointment, please call (813) 844-2200.