Cancer center in Miami, Florida

Our Miami Cancer Center at Mercy Miami Hospital delivers advanced cancer treatments with an emphasis on patient-centered care and support. Using the latest, most effective practices, we diagnose and treat many kinds of cancer.

For more information about our oncology services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (305) 285-2929.

We offer extensive education, special programs, surgical services and rehabilitative programs to meet patients’ needs before, during and after treatment.

Pathology services

The pathology team at Mercy offers definitive tissue-diagnostic support services for cancer treatment. Our pathologists provide classification and staging of malignant neoplasias (uncontrolled cell growth, or cancer).

Orthopedic oncology services

The Center for Orthopedic Innovations offers a broad range of services to better suit our patients' orthopedic care needs when facing cancer. We offer:

  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Reconstruction and revision surgery

In order to provide complete care to our patients, our orthopedic oncology surgeons perform the following procedures:

  • Complex foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Revision surgery of the hip and knee
  • Stem cell and regenerative therapies
  • Liquid amnion injection therapy
  • Amputation of upper and lower extremities
  • Nerve surgeries of the brachial plexus (network of nerves) and extremities
  • Metabolic bone surgery

At the Center for Orthopedic Innovations, we are fully committed to the patients we serve and value their trust in our care. Our expert orthopedic surgeons use the most up-to-date techniques and principles with cutting edge technology to provide the best care to our patients.

Sarcoma treatment program

Mercy offers innovative, advanced orthopedic oncology services for sarcomas. A sarcoma is a malignancy, or cancer, of connective tissue in the body. A sarcoma can develop in multiple locations, such as:

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Nerves
  • Fatty tissues

Highly trained orthopedic oncologists experienced in treating bone and soft tissue tumors are conveniently located on Mercy's campus. Our surgeons use cutting-edge techniques and treatments to effectively treat tumors, with an emphasis on limb sparing surgery.

Sarcoma program nurse navigator

Coordinating care for a loved with one cancer can be difficult. The sarcoma program has a nurse navigator dedicated to helping sarcoma patients and their families have a seamless treatment experience. A nurse navigator supports patients:

  • At the time of diagnosis
  • With appointment scheduling between specialists
  • In preparation for and after surgery
  • With follow-up appointments and survivorship
Please call (305) 285-5025 to learn more about the sarcoma treatment program at Mercy.

Advanced colorectal oncology services

A new incision free, colorectal cancer procedure is promising less pain and a shorter recovery for a select group of patients. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is the first clinically proven surgery in which a natural body opening, in this case the anus, is used as the surgical point of entry. The surgery is used for patients who are in the early stages of rectal cancer. It is also used to eliminate polyps that cannot be removed with a colonoscope.

Traditionally, colorectal surgery is performed through a six-inch incision in the abdomen that requires a week or more of recovery time. With TEM, patients report feeling little to no pain and are typically discharged from the hospital a day after the procedure.

Lymphedema program

The Kohly Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation at Mercy Hospital offers a lymphedema program for patients experiencing primary and secondary lymphatic obstruction. Our staff uses complex decongestive therapy (CDT), combined with physical therapy work, to reduce the size of the involved limb and help patients gain functional independence. The Kohly Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation is a member of the National Lymphedema Network and also offers post-lymphedema management.

For more information on our lymphedema program, please call (305) 285-2966.

Cancer research

Providing trial drugs and new treatment options to patients is an important part of improving the health and quality of life for people who entrust their health to our providers. The Mercy Research Institute participates in a variety of clinical research in cardiology, diabetes, infectious disease, oncology, rheumatology, oncology and many other areas.

Patients have become increasingly proactive in the decision-making process of their healthcare by seeking balanced and reliable sources of information regarding treatment options available in clinical trials. Our research team is committed to providing the patient community with the knowledge necessary to make an educated and informed decision on participating in clinical research trials.

Mercy is also affiliated with the Western Institutional Review Board, which is registered with the federal government and provides review and approval of clinical studies performed at Mercy.

For more information about the Mercy Hospital Research Institute, please call (305) 285-2795.