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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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Melstrom (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Her areas of clinical interest consist of liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She is affiliated with City of Hope. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Melstrom completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Melstrom accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melstrom 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.

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

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

Dr. Clayton Lau is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Lau attended Tufts University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Lau's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lau honors. Dr. Lau's distinctions include: "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek; General Surgery Teaching Award-Tufts University School of Medicine; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lau (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Veronica Jones' medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jones include breast-conserving surgery. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Before completing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinctions: 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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Duarte, CA. Dr. Kruper's areas of expertise include breast cancer and breast-conserving surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kruper has received include Pasadena Top Doctors; Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Fellow Travel Grant; and Alpha Omega Alpha University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is 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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yuh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yuh is especially interested in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Yuh 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. Roger W Satterthwaite, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Roger Satterthwaite is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Santa Clarita, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Satterthwaite's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Paz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paz include: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kevin G Chan, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Chan is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Duarte, CA. Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Chan has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Courtney Anne Severino, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Vito's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has a special interest in breast surgery. Dr. Vito is affiliated with City of Hope. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then she performed her 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. Dr. Vito is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Yuman Fong specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Fong speaks Cantonese. His areas of expertise include gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and bile duct cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Fong graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is an urologist and cancer surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kawachi at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kawachi include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kawachi accepts. Dr. Kawachi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek. Dr. Kawachi (or staff) is conversant in 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, who practices in Duarte, CA, Lancaster, CA, and Mission Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Srinagar and performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Trisal include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Resident of the Year Providence Hospital; and Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI. Dr. Trisal is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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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, who practices in San Gabriel, CA and Arcadia, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chu include breast surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and skin cancer surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Chu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Facey Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Hans Schoellhammer is a cancer surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. Dr. Schoellhammer is affiliated with City of Hope. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Schoellhammer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Lily Lai's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has a special interest in colon cancer, anal cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Lai honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lai is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, 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.