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We found 6 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Reintgen is accepting new patients. Dr. Reintgen is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Reintgen's residency was performed 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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Dr. Thomas Leopold Moskal, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Moskal is a surgical oncologist in Lakeland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Moskal studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Moskal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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 specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hodge at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Scott Thomas Kelley, MD
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. Dr. Kelley takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 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's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Molina studied medicine at the University of Panama School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Molina 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.