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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen's areas of expertise include breast cancer and melanoma. Dr. Reintgen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Reintgen attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reintgen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Moskal is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Moskal attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Smith attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. G. Hodge is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Hodge has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Kelley is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelley takes. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kelley trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Molina works as a surgical oncologist. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Molina accepts. Dr. Molina attended the University of Panama School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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.