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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' medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Gates's areas of expertise include breast surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Before completing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Gates attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She 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 is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include pancreatic cancer, skin cancer surgery, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Jimenez is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jimenez attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. She is affiliated with Bristol Hospital. Dr. Varanasi 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 studied medicine at Andhra Medical College.

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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 surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Farmington, CT and Hartford, CT. Dr. Sauter's clinical interests include breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Windham Hospital and Hartford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.