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We found 3 surgical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Kresimira M Milas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1300 N 12th Street; Suite 616
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Kresimira Milas' areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Milas's professional affiliations include VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center and Banner Health. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She honors Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Stephanie Costa Byrum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1300 N 12th Street; Suite 619
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Stephanie Byrum is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Byrum has a special interest in breast cancer surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Byrum accepts. Before performing her residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Dr. Byrum attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. Lora L Hebert, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
625 N 6th Street
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Lora Hebert is a surgical oncologist in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Hebert attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at UNC Hospitals. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Surgical Oncology?

Surgical oncology is the use of surgery to diagnose or treat cancer, or to manage the symptoms of cancer. The Egyptians pioneered the treatment of cancer using surgery, removing breast tumors as early as the seventh century. These days, surgical oncology is much more complex and effective. Most cancer treatments involve surgery, and in some cases it is the only treatment needed.

Surgical oncologists work together with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to provide care for cancer patients. Along with medical oncologists, surgical oncologists tend to be the primary providers of cancer treatment. Almost every cancer patient will have a medical or surgical oncologist who is in charge of managing their treatment and making decisions about their care.

The specialized knowledge of a surgical oncologist is less about surgical techniques (which may be very similar to techniques used by a general surgeon) and more about an understanding of cancer itself. Surgical oncologists have an advanced knowledge of how cancer presents and changes, and they know the best way to use surgery to treat cancer.

Surgical oncology is a rapidly advancing specialty, and many new techniques and procedures have been developed in recent years, including minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. A surgical oncologist is able to safely wield these complicated techniques to remove tumors from the body.