We found 8 surgical oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Highland Park, IL.

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Sangtae Park works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Glenview, IL, Evanston, IL, and Skokie, IL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Park is especially interested in computer assisted surgery (CAS) and robotic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Korean and French. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Other
767 Park Avenue West; Suite B100
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Kristian Novakovic is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Glenview, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Novakovic include computer assisted surgery (CAS) and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Novakovic completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Novakovic accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Brian Todd Helfand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Brian Helfand is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. Dr. Helfand's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. On average, patients gave Dr. Helfand a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Pesce is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery and breast cancer. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pesce takes. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Tricia Moo-Young sees patients in Evanston, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. Her medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Moo-Young attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Disease

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Richard Prinz's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prinz is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Prinz has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Michael McGuire is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Skokie, IL, Glenview, IL, and Evanston, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McGuire is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Sonya M Sharpless, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 303
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sonya Sharpless' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Dr. Sharpless graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.