Moffit Cancer Center
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Why Choose Dr. Jacques Fontaine?

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Dr. Fontaine is a trusted and talented thoracic surgeon and a senior member at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, as well as a professor of surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mesothelioma, and he has been practicing medicine for over a decade. Dr. Fontaine has been rated the top thoracic disease doctor in the Tampa Bay area in 2021, 2019 and 2018 by Tampa Magazine.

Moffitt is the third largest cancer center in the U.S., and it's the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state. Fontaine and Moffitt's reputation attracts patients from the Tampa Bay area and nearby cities, including Sarasota, Fort Myers, St. Petersburg, Naples, Lakeland, Vero Beach and Clearwater.

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My Specialties

Lung Cancer Treatment in Tampa, FL

Lung Cancer

More than 224,000 new cases are estimated this year. It accounts for more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. Currently, lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Florida.

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Esophageal Cancer Treatment in Tampa, FL

Esophageal Cancer

Men are four times more likely than women to be diagnosed with this cancer that forms in the lining of the esophagus. Dr. Fontaine is one of three doctors treating esophageal cancer in the Tampa Bay area.

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Mesothelioma Treatment in Tampa, FL


Only specialists properly diagnose and treat this rare asbestos-related cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, heart and abdomen. Florida is the second highest ranking state for mesothelioma and asbestosis-related deaths.

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Dr. Jacques Fontaine shares why pleural mesothelioma is difficult to diagnose and why a mesothelioma specialist is critical for getting the best treatment.
Robotic Surgery in Tampa, FL

The benefits of Robotic Surgery

An emerging and minimally invasive surgery performed by a doctor using robotic tools. The surgery results in shorter hospital stays, faster recovery and fewer complications. Residents of Tampa Bay and local areas are in good hands as Moffitt Cancer Center performed more robotic thoracic surgeries than any other center in the U.S.

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Thank you Dr. Fontaine for your dedication, compassion and professionalism! You treat me like I am your only patient. You provide hope, comfort and the encouragement that beating cancer is possible as long as you believe! I can speak, I can swallow and I am alive! You are my every day hero. RICHARD H.

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Location & Hours of Operation

Moffit Cancer Center

12902 Magnolia Drive | Tampa, FL 33612


Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals - 2014-2015
National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center
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