About The Doctor

Dr. Jacques Fontaine

Thoracic Surgery , Thoracic Surgeon, Mesothelioma Treatment Center

Dr. Jacques Fontaine, M.D., hasn't worked in Tampa at the Moffitt Cancer for long, but he arrived in 2011, and he has worked here long enough to understand how the specialty center works especially for patients with a mesothelioma diagnosis, a disease that occurs because of exposure to asbestos. Dr. Fontaine, many in a handful among the brightest thoracic surgeons in the nation, recently chose to participate in mesothelioma research. What you receive at this center is a multidisciplinary approach with some of the most advanced surgical techniques.

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Education and Expertise

Dr. Jacques Fontaine earned his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts and Boston University. He completed his thoracic surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He currently practices as a thoracic surgeon at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, treating lung cancer and other asbestos-related thoracic diseases.

Message of Hope

Dr. Jacques Fontaine’s efforts to deliver collaborative care are supported by the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Surgical Technique

Dr. Fontaine’s special areas of interest include lung and esophageal robotic surgery. He advocates for minimally invasive robotic surgery for his patients because it has fewer risks, is less invasive, and has a shorter recovery time.

Collaboration Matters

Dr. Fontaine asserts teamwork plays an essential role in his patient care. He practices a multidisciplinary approach, working with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to provide his patients with asbestos-related cancer with the best care. His efforts to deliver collaborative care are supported by the Moffitt Cancer Center.

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