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We found 9 surgical oncologists who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Kevin Eugene Behrns, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Behrns sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among Dr. Behrns's clinical interests: pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Behrns takes. He has received distinctions including Anthony A. Meyer Mentor of the Year Award; Teaching Scholar; and James IV Association Traveling Fellowship.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Cancer

Dr. Mikhail Vaysberg, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1600 S. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mikhail Vaysberg specializes in facial plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vaysberg graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Christiana Marie Shaw, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainsville, FL
 

Dr. Christiana Shaw's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaw include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid cancer, and adrenal cancer. Dr. Shaw takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Excellence in Teaching, University of Florida College of Medicine; Academic Chief Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center; and John A. Ridge Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Shaw is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Adenoma, Skin Cancer, Mastectomy, Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanda Aung Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colostomy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Tan's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Polyps, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven John Hughes, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Steven Hughes' specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include liver disease, pancreatitis, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Hughes studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes's distinctions include: American College of Surgeons Faculty Research Fellowship; American College of Surgeons Robert V. Danto Memorial Cancer Research Award; and Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Resident Research Award.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Liver Cancer, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Abscesses, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Cioffi Cioffi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jessica Cioffi is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests include gallbladder cancer, acute pancreatitis, and bile duct cancer. Dr. Cioffi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received the following distinctions: Nathan A. Womack Scholarship Award and H. Max Schiebel, MD, Award for Surgical Professionalism. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Liver Disease, Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Renee-Palko Spiguel, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Spiguel is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spiguel include cosmetic breast surgery, breast pain, and breast cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received distinctions including the University of Chicago, department of surgery, administrative chief resident 2010-2011 and the University of Chicago, department of surgery, academic achievement award. Dr. Spiguel is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Breast Pain, Mastectomy, Breast Issues, Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Infections, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1601 Sw Archer Road; Department of Surgical Services, Mail Code 112g
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ryan Thomas is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Gainesville, FL. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1143 Nw 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Wesly is a vascular surgeon, surgical oncologist, and cardiothoracic surgeon in Gainesville, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and 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.