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We found 6 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Waltham, MA.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tanabe's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed Dr. Tanabe at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanabe studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tanabe completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America (2000 - present year, each year individually); Boston Super Doctors; and Specialty In Cancer Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Tanabe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Filipino, and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanabe welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. James Cusack practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Cusack is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Cusack's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. Dr. Cusack (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Melanoma

Dr. Michele Annette Gadd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Michele Gadd's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gadd honors. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Gadd has received the following distinctions: Ma Dept Of Public Health Grant For Breast Cancer.; American Cancer Society Career Development Award; and To Study Breast Cancer.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Michelle Connolly Specht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Michelle Specht's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among her clinical interests: breast issues and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Specht accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital. Dr. Specht has received distinctions including Gt Shires Award In Surgery; The 100 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Ceneter; and Top Doctors Caste Connolly. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer, Lymphedema, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. John Mullen sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include stomach cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and melanoma. Dr. Mullen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mullen include: Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Melanoma

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Cristina Ferrone sees patients in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. Her medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Ferrone include pancreatic cancer. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ferrone is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Ferrone (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and German. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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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.