We found 3 surgical oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Farmington, CT.

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Dr. Sai N Varanasi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
41 Brewster Road
Bristol, CT

Dr. Sai Varanasi specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, Dr. Varanasi focuses on breast surgery. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varanasi attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Varanasi is professionally affiliated with Bristol Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Dr. Ramon Emilio Jimenez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
445 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT

Dr. Ramon Jimenez practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and West Hartford, CT. Dr. Jimenez's clinical interests include pancreatic cancer, skin cancer surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Jimenez is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Sarcoma, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Richard Sauter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 200
Farmington, CT

Dr. Edward Sauter is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Farmington, CT and Hartford, CT. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sauter include breast surgery. Dr. Sauter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sauter is professionally affiliated with Windham Hospital and Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Ultrasound, Breast Core Needle Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Cancer, ... (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.
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