We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept Bronze Compass 6400 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 works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Tarpon Springs, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Reintgen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Reintgen is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For Dr. Reintgen's residency, Dr. Reintgen trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Moskal is a cancer surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moskal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Scott Kelley practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Lakeland, FL. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kelley has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Molina is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Lakeland, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Molina honors.

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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.
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