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 area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among her clinical interests: liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Melstrom is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Melstrom's distinctions include: 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. Veronica Christine Wilson, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Veronica Jones' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast-conserving surgery. Dr. Jones is affiliated with City of Hope. She attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Jones accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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

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

Dr. Laura Kruper is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Kruper include breast cancer and breast-conserving surgery. Dr. Kruper is affiliated with City of Hope. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kruper honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kruper include: Pasadena Top Doctors; Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Fellow Travel Grant; and Alpha Omega Alpha University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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 is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamzon has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamzon has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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 practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. He has a special interest in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Yuh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Yuh has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yuh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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 is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Lau (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He has a special interest in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Lau graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Lau average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lau include: "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek; General Surgery Teaching Award-Tufts University School of Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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 is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Santa Clarita, CA. Dr. Satterthwaite has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Satterthwaite attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional 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. In her practice, Dr. Vito focuses on breast surgery. Dr. Vito is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vito is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. I. Paz works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paz trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile for residency. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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. Hans Francis Schoellhammer, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Hans Schoellhammer is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Duarte, CA, Torrance, CA, and Lancaster, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Schoellhammer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Schoellhammer has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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

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 is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. He is especially interested in breast surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and skin cancer surgery. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Facey Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Chu welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Chan, who practices in Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Chan is affiliated with City of Hope. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Chan speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Yuman Fong is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Duarte, CA. He is conversant in Cantonese. His clinical interests include gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Dr. Fong 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Mark Kawachi's medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kawachi graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kawachi honors. He has received the following distinctions: Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek. Dr. Kawachi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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

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

Dr. Vijay Trisal is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Duarte, CA, Lancaster, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trisal's areas of expertise include the following: sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Trisal graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. He has received distinctions including 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. Jennifer A Linehan, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 Duarte Road; Urologic Oncology Mob 2001d
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Linehan practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Dr. Linehan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. Dr. Linehan speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.