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

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

Dr. Elise Gates is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. Dr. Gates accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Gates is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She welcomes 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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include pancreatic cancer, skin cancer surgery, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Jimenez is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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 works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Bristol, CT. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery. Dr. Varanasi accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Family Health Plus, and more. She graduated from Andhra Medical College. She is professionally 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 works as a surgical oncologist. His clinical interests encompass breast surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sauter's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.