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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 general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Farmington, CT, Hartford, CT, and Enfield, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Gates include breast surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Gates is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Ultrasound, Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Cancer

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 in Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and Enfield, CT. Dr. Jimenez speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreatic cancer, skin cancer surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jimenez accepts Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 surgical oncologist in Bristol, CT. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery. Dr. Varanasi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Family Health Plus. 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's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer and breast surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sauter is professionally affiliated with Windham Hospital and Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Cancer

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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.