Dr. Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 48

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, MD

Moffit Cancer Center

12902 Usf Magnolia Dr Tampa, FL 33612 ()
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Dr. Fontaine is the doctor who performed a biopsy for me last week. He is knowledgeable, experienced and caring. The whole process was painless, and my surgery incision recovered very well. From day one when I visited him for diagnosis, I knew I found a great doctor with extensive practice in treating lung cancer. In less than a few days, I got an accurate diagnosis and will start treatment soon. Moffitt is a great place for cancer patients, because they have top notch doctors who care, along with the nurses and staff, the hospital culture is amazing!!! Thanks Dr. Fontaine!
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Betty Wang – Feb 21, 2022
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my wife first vist to dr fontaine , went thur her options for up coming lung cancer diagnosis , he will be doing a segmentectomy to her left lung , and feels all the cancer will be removed , were both putting our trust in him , and expect a good outcome , so with gods help and dr fontaine , we can move back on with our lives thank you
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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linda valerio – Jan 22, 2022
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Dr. Fontaine and this team are truly amazing! They saved my life and I couldn't thank them enough. I felt comfortable the very first time I meet the doctor. They did such a great job on my surgery and removed my tumor which was attached to my lung and heart, he was able to remove the whole tumor in one piece and I didn't need any further treatment. He's very passionate in what he does he cares and takes his time. On a scale 1-10 I give him 100!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Evan Zelker – Nov 21, 2021
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As a lifelong writer/editor, I am having a hard time putting into words how I feel about the experience I had with Dr. Fontaine and Moffitt Cancer Center. How do you describe your feelings about someone who has literally saved your life and does the same for others day after day? I do know I am full of gratitude for Dr. Fontaine and his team and I pray he has many more years to practice his superior skills and caring ways for the benefit of many others!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gregory Forrer – Aug 12, 2021
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I came to see Dr. Fontaine when a friend referred me to the Moffitt cancer center a few years ago and I cant thank her enough, everything went very smoothly from diagnosis to operation and I can happily say I am 100% cancer free now
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YDanakis – Sep 04, 2020
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Great doctor - knowledgeable and empathetic. I was treated for esophageal cancer about a year ago and he used a robot primarily for this procedure.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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KenndraJ – Sep 02, 2020
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Dr. Fontaine provided exceptional care and his team at the Moffitt Cancer Center were first class. We were very anxious about our visit and he put us at ease and gave us all the information we needed to move forward with the procedure and now, month later I am cancer free and feeling better than I have in years
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Florina A – Aug 28, 2020
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Excellent patient care, so many doctors treat people like objects that need fixing and I was happy to be treated like human at a doctors office for the first time in a long time
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  • Listened & answered questions
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J. Riley Jones – Aug 27, 2020
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I used to make terrible lifestyle choices that lead me to needing Dr. Fontaine but this team was fantastic at giving me life and quality of life back. I make much better choices now and I cant thank his team enough for all that they have done for me
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Damon – Aug 21, 2020
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I made poor lifestyle choices for a long time and that lead me to needing Dr. Fontaine in the first place, but he and his team were very helpful and gave me a new lease on life and helped me claim not just my life back but my well being back as well. I make much better choices and I can't thank them enough for their care
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Damon – Aug 21, 2020
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Dr. Fontaine and his team were fantastic and strongly recommend him and the Moffit Cancer Care facility
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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ZC – Aug 09, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr Fontaine and his surgical team. He is truly an expert at the top of his game. I am in my 30s and athletic and couldn’t understand why I would cough every time I exercised. It took months for my doctor to figure it out. I was found to have a small tumor in my airway called a carcinoid tumor. It was small and localized and the best treated would be to remove it with surgery. I was initially referred to a surgeon who told me he would need to remove my entire right lung in order to remove it. I was taken aback. My life would radicall change. I panicked. I decided to do some research and came across Moffitt Cancer Center and Dr Fontaine. I am so glad I decided to see Dr Fontaine for a second opinion. He explained things in detail and inspired confidence from out very first visit. He explained that he could remove the small tumor in my airway without removing my entire lung by « tailoring » my airway. Dr Fontaine successfully performed my surgery using the robot
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Albert Filipe – Jul 30, 2020
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Dr. Fontaine is my hero. Stage one lung cancer and he said lets get it out now. After taking me for a run up and down stairs to see how fit i was scheduled a right lobectomy. i am one year out and doing great. Thank you Dr Fontaine
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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sven bruhn bertelsen – Jul 13, 2020
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I took my dad for lung cancer, I think Dr. Fontaine and his crew with PA Joe are the best, rarely for you find such attention to detail to match such a wonderful bedside manner, I recommend anyone needing thoracic surgery to not hesitate to use this team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Cheri – Feb 13, 2020
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Excellent surgeon. From the valet parking your car, to the X-ray techs and nurses to the Dr Fontaine and his team, everyone at Moffitt Cancer Center was top-notch. I would not go anywhere else for cancer care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William – Nov 17, 2019
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I was diagnosed at a Florida east coast hospital with Stage 2 lung caner and advised I would require surgery once the diagnosis was confirmed. I waited 6 weeks for test results and was to wait 6 more weeks for one more test. I switched to Dr. Fontaine at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He removed the cancerous lung lobe the next week and three days later I was out of the hospital. Dr. Fontaine was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. I give him my highest recommendation.
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Mar 21, 2019
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Dr. Fontaine is very knowledgeable. He is truly an expert in his field and was able to explain my options very clearly. He inspires confidence and has excellent bedside manners. My robotic lung cancer surgery went very well. I was very impressed by Dr Fontaine and all the members of his team. Now I know why he is rated as #1 in Tampa Bay. A big thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 26, 2018
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Dr. Fontaine is a life saver! He can explain the intricate technical aspects of a major operation while sensing and addressing the emotional needs of family and friends. I visited several other nationally-recognized surgeons and chose Dr. Fontaine because of his highly-regarded skill, excellent post-operative care, and the wonderful sense of ease that he cultivated. Exceeding his fantastic reputation, his bedside manner was warm, his post-op care thorough, and his technical skill impeccable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alexander Engelman in Tampa, FL – Mar 14, 2017
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My Husband Anton Zeman had surgery by Dr Fontaine for esophageal cancer almost two years ago at age 84. He is doing outstandingly well . After being treated with chemo and radiation his cancer had returned surgery was then recommended his surgery went very well. At this time he is still cancer free. We were blest to find this excellent surgeon. We are so grateful. Thank you Dr Fontaine
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anton Zeman in Naples, FL – Oct 25, 2016
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Dr. Fontaine saved my husbands life and I will be forever grateful. Dr. Fontaine is the best in his field and I can't say enough about this wonderful man!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Carole Lereah in Vero Beach, FL – Jul 28, 2016
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Care Philosophy

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Biography

Dr. Fontaine received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed his general surgery residency at Boston University. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2006
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Boston U
Residency Hospital
1999
U Montreal
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fontaine frequently treats Thoracoscopic Lobectomy, Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance , and Lung Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fontaine treats.

Where is Dr. Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, MD's office located?

Dr. Fontaine's office is located at 12902 Usf Magnolia Dr, Tampa, FL 33612. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Fontaine's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fontaine performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Fontaine performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fontaine performs Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fontaine performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Lung Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fontaine treats Lung Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Fontaine treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
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Dr. Fontaine's conditions and procedures:

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy

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Locations

Moffit Cancer Center

Urology of Virginia Pllc12902 Usf Magnolia Dr Tampa, FL 33612
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