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We found 2 surgical oncologists who accept United Healthcare PPO near Orange, CA.

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Dr. Kim James Charney, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1140 West La Veta Avenue; Suite 620
Orange, CA

Dr. Kim Charney is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among Dr. Charney's clinical interests: cancer surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Charney trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Charney include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Melanoma

Dr. Lawrence David Wagman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1000 W La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA

Dr. Lawrence Wagman is an Orange, CA physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Wagman include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and stomach cancer. Dr. Wagman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wagman has received include 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. Dr. Wagman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Breast Surgery, Bile Duct Cancer, Sarcoma, Pancreatic Tumor, Stomach ... (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.