We found 9 surgical oncologists who accept Humana near San Mateo, CA.

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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 sees patients in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes new patients.

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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 oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ching's clinical interests include cancer surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Ching completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ching average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ching is accepting 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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rudolf Fabian Buntic, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Surgical Oncology
101 N. El Camino Real; Suite A
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Rudolf Buntic's specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Buntic's areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery and reconstructive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Buntic is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Karen Whang works as a cancer surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Whang's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Whang performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Whang is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Chattopadhyay's areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery and breast cancer. 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. Chattopadhyay accepts. Dr. Chattopadhyay attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chattopadhyay is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Andrea Metkus is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Metkus average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metkus include breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Dr. Metkus is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency.

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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 specializes in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Daly City, CA. Dr. Baumann studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests encompass abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Baumann is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Allen has a special interest in melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Allen attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Allen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.
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