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We found 3 surgical oncologists who accept United Healthcare PPO near Orange, CA.

Dr. Nimmi S Kapoor (Arora) MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
230 S. Main Street; Suite 100
Orange, CA
(714) 541-0101; (714) 633-9111

Dr. Nimmi Kapoor's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She practices in Encino, CA, Orange, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and breast cancer. Dr. Kapoor's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kapoor has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Nipple-sparing Mastectomy, Oncoplastic Techniques, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim James Charney MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
1140 West La Veta Avenue; Suite 620
Orange, CA
(714) 550-0600; (714) 633-9111

Dr. Kim Charney's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Charney's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Charney has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Melanoma

Dr. Lawrence David Wagman MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
1000 W La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA
(714) 633-9111; (714) 835-1800

Dr. Lawrence Wagman practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Orange, CA. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and stomach cancer. Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wagman honors. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Wagman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pancreas Tumors, Liver Tumors, Bile Duct Cancer, Sarcoma, Breast Cancer, Surgical Oncology, Breast ... (Read more)


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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.