We found 13 surgical oncologists who accept Medicare near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. John Hsiang-Yeou Wang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
Nicolls Road and Health Sciences Dr Intersection; Stony Brook University Hospital, Hsc T18-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Wang is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and intensivist in Stony Brook, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Great Neck, NY. Patients rated Dr. Wang highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Wang welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Lisa M. Sclafani - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Sclafani is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sclafani include sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), breast cancer, and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). Dr. Sclafani is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Sclafani studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sclafani's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Cancer, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. David Edward Rivadeneira, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Rivadeneira is a surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon in Riverhead, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Babylon, NY. Dr. Rivadeneira graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rivadeneira average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivadeneira has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Rivadeneira is open to new patients.

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Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Hsc Level 9 Urology; Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Spaliviero include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero is in-network for HealthSmart, Coventry, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Research, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Adams Talamini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
222 Route; 25 Suite 209
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Talamini's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Talamini trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talamini has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
45 Route 25a; Suite 305
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. June Lee is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Smithtown, NY and New York, NY. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include breast cancer surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for Medicare insurance. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

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Dr. John Patrick Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. He studied medicine at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. Dr. Fitzgerald trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Fitzgerald honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. He is professionally affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile ... (Read more)

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Dr. William B Smithy, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. William Smithy sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Smithy's clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Smithy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aaron Raphael Sasson, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
18 Rm 065; Hst Level
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Sasson is a Stony Brook, NY physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Sasson include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and benign soft tissue tumor. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Sasson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Sasson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Kim, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
101 Nicolls Road, Health Science Center T18-065; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Kim, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kim has received include Southern California Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatectomy, Whipple Procedure, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatectomy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian J OHea, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Brian O'Hea sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. O'Hea has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Hea's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3 Edmund D Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Philip Bao's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Bao is an in-network provider for Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Bao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Dr. Lukasz Czerwonka, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
Hsc T19 020; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Lukasz Czerwonka is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Czerwonka honors. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at Western Reserve Care System and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Sentinel Lymph Node ... (Read 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.