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

Dr. Kresimira Marija Milas MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
1300 N 12th Street; Suite 616
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 258-1519; (602) 839-5895

Dr. Kresimira Milas' areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center, and Banner Health. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milas attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Stephanie Costa Byrum MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
1300 N 12TH Street; Suite 619
Phoenix, AZ
(480) 256-6444

Dr. Stephanie Byrum is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Gilbert, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include breast cancer surgery. Dr. Byrum is affiliated with Banner Health. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Byrum is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery

Lora Hebert MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
625 N 6th Street
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-8222

Dr. Lora Hebert's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Hebert is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of UNC Hospitals' residency program.

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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.