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Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Petron Metkus, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
50 S. San Mateo; Suite 360
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Metkus' medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Metkus include breast surgery. Dr. Metkus's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Metkus welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Sinha has an open panel.

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Dr. Dirk Stephen Baumann, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Baumann has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumann takes. Dr. Baumann obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Baumann has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Bruce L Allen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 360
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Allen's clinical interests: melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Al Vincent Taira, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Al Taira is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Taira's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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