We found 3 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reintgen studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Reintgen's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Claudia Elisa Lago Toro, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
4321 N. Macdill Avenue; Suite 203
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Lago-Toro specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lago-Toro include breast cancer surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lago-Toro attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Baystate Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lago-Toro is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery

Dr. Robert C Gabordi II, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 203
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Gabordi specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His education and training includes medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gabordi include breast cancer surgery and breast issues. Dr. Gabordi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gabordi's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer Surgery

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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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