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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen's areas of expertise include breast cancer and melanoma. Dr. Reintgen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Reintgen attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reintgen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Charles Cox is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Cox's clinical interests encompass breast cancer and breast reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She speaks Spanish. In Dr. Lago-Toro's practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer surgery. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Lago-Toro completed her residency training at Baystate Medical Center. 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.

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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 is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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. Gabordi accepts. His 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

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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.