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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 is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include computer assisted surgery (CAS) and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Korean and French. Dr. Park is 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 a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Glenview, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Highland Park, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS) and robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Novakovic takes. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Helfand's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Helfand attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Helfand is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery and breast cancer. Dr. Pesce is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Moo-Young is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Prinz's 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Prinz has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Michael McGuire practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Skokie, IL, Glenview, IL, and Evanston, IL. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. McGuire performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. McGuire is 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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). Dr. Sharpless studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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.