We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Farmington, CT.

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Dr. Elise Kathleen Gates, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 200
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Elise Gates is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Farmington, CT, Hartford, CT, and Enfield, CT. Dr. Gates's clinical interests encompass breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Baystate Medical Center for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gates is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ramon Jimenez's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jimenez include pancreatic cancer, skin cancer surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Jimenez speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Sai Varanasi is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Dr. Varanasi accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Family Health Plus, and more. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. She is affiliated with Bristol Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Edward Sauter is a cancer surgeon in Farmington, CT and Hartford, CT. His clinical interests encompass breast surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Windham Hospital and Hartford Hospital. 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. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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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