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We found 5 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Federal Employee Program PPO near Burlingame, CA.

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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 is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, 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 sees patients in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. 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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. Dr. Metkus accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Metkus attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

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 vascular surgeon, surgical oncologist, and thoracic surgeon. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Baumann's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baumann accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He 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's medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Allen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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

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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.