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We found 6 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reintgen's office for an appointment. Dr. Reintgen's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Moskal specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Lakeland, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Moskal attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Smith practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Lakeland, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. G. Hodge's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Lakeland, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hodge honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hodge completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Scott Kelley sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kelley is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kelley is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Molina specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Lakeland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Molina obtained his medical school training at the University of Panama School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.