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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 specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reintgen welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Reintgen performed Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Thomas Leopold Moskal, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Moskal works as a surgical oncologist. Patients gave Dr. Moskal an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Moskal is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Matthew S Smith, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Smith is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Smith graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Gameel Byron Hodge Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. G. Hodge is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Lakeland, FL. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Hodge attended Duke University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Scott Thomas Kelley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Scott Kelley is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kelley studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Manuel Alberto Molina-Vega, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Molina sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine, Dr. Molina performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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.