We found 27 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Shield near Arcadia, CA.

Dr. Laleh Golkar Melstrom, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Laleh Melstrom's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Melstrom graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Melstrom include liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Northwestern Resident as Teacher Award, Northwestern Department of Surgery; Northwestern University Kanavel Scholar Award, Northwestern Department of Surgery; and First Prize - Chicago Surgical Society Annual Award For Surgical Research, Chicago Surgical Society. In addition to English, Dr. Melstrom (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Melstrom is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Melanoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Laura Kruper, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Laura Kruper works as a surgical oncologist in Duarte, CA. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer and breast-conserving surgery. Dr. Kruper is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received distinctions including Pasadena Top Doctors; Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Fellow Travel Grant; and Alpha Omega Alpha University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kruper is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Bertram Emmanuel Yuh, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Bertram Yuh is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yuh (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Yuh's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Yuh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Clayton S Lau, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Clayton Lau's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lau's clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lau has received professional recognition including the following: "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek; General Surgery Teaching Award-Tufts University School of Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lau (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Paz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger W Satterthwaite, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Roger Satterthwaite's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Santa Clarita, CA. Dr. Satterthwaite attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Clinical interests for Dr. Satterthwaite include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Satterthwaite is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Courtney Anne Severino, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Vito is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Arcadia, CA, Duarte, CA, and South Pasadena, CA. Dr. Vito speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vito include breast surgery. She is affiliated with City of Hope. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Vito completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Hans Francis Schoellhammer, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Hans Schoellhammer is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schoellhammer honors. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schoellhammer is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Cancer

Dr. Veronica Christine Wilson, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Veronica Jones, who practices in Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests encompass breast-conserving surgery. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Jones performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Jones has received distinctions including Chief Resident of the Year, Baylor University Medical Center; Cardiovascular Resident of the Year, Baylor University Medical Center; and John Peter Smith Resident of the Quarter, Baylor University Medical Center. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Cancer Survivorship

Dr. Kevin G Chan, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Chan practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Duarte, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Chan attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Chan is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Kawachi, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kawachi is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kawachi completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Kawachi's clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Kawachi has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek. Dr. Kawachi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Kawachi is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Yuman Fong, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Yuman Fong practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Duarte, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Fong's areas of expertise include gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). He is affiliated with City of Hope. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Fong attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijay Trisal, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Vijay Trisal is a cancer surgeon. Dr. Trisal's clinical interests encompass sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Dr. Trisal attended Government Medical College, Srinagar for medical school. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Trisal has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Best Resident of the Year Providence Hospital; and Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Soft Tissue Problems, Melanoma

Dr. David Zhong-Jian Chu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
224 S. Santa Anita Avenue; Suite C
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. David Chu specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery and practices in San Gabriel, CA and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Chu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and skin cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Facey Medical Group. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Chu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery

Dr. Lily Lau Lai, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Lily Lai works as a surgical oncologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colon cancer, anal cancer, and breast cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Anal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.
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