Moffit is very good. I got a second opinion from them and live close by (2.5h). Typically colon and rectal cancer is a slow grower... so I personally would rather go to the big institute to make sure I received the best possible care. That is a long wait though. I had a non-agressive form. I had symptoms in February of last year and didn't get a colonoscopy until August. I got results in September and surgery at the end of October... so my wait was even longer than yours I think.
You could also look into Cleveland Clinic Florida. They are a couple hours south of Tampa and where I got my surgeries after talking to both. Cleveland Clinic is usually very fast and seems to be able to get you in very quickly compared to a lot of other places. We are only a month away now though, so you may no be able to get in faster. Dr. Weiss has done both my stage 3C cancer surgery and my reversal. He has the personality of a stone, but is one of the highest ranked surgeons for colorectal out there and obviously did a fantastic job or I wouldn't be cancer free today. Cleveland Clinic is ranked #8 in the nation and is one of the highest ranked for colorectal care. Their hospital is very nice and I could not recommend them enough.
M 35 yr
DX Rectal Cancer, 10/16 (symptoms Feb 2016)
Dx stage 2 - Surgery Oct 25 201 Loop ileo w/ j-pouch
Close margins within 1mm
9/38 lymph nodes involved on path / Stg IIIc,pT4, pN2 B, p.M0. MSS, K‐ras, NRAS, no mutation
Started Folfox - 3rd Treament, Dec 30th 2016 Cardiac Arrest - Lucky to be part of the 6% to survive!
S-ICD installed / Port Removed
Vaccine Clinical trial at UPMC - last shot June 2017
Reversal 8/1/17 - Praying this is it!