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We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, 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. Charles Everard Cox, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33606
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Cox is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cox include breast cancer and breast reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cox completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Claudia Lago-Toro is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Tampa, FL. Before performing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Lago-Toro attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Lago-Toro's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lago-Toro takes. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lago-Toro's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer surgery and breast issues. Dr. Gabordi is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabordi honors. Dr. Gabordi attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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

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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.