We found 9 surgical oncologists who accept Health Net ELECT Open Access POS for Large and Small Groups near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, 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. Christine Denise Ching, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. C. Ching is a surgical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Ching focuses on cancer surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ching is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ching's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Research, Lumpectomy, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, 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. Runi Chattopadhyay, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay works as a cancer surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks French and Bengali. Dr. Chattopadhyay has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer surgery and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Chattopadhyay attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chattopadhyay has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chattopadhyay is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Karen Y Whang, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Karen Whang specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Whang is conversant in Korean. In her practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whang takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Yao, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Yao works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Yao attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yao include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Yao's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Petron Metkus, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, 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
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, 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
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
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.