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We found 3 surgical oncologists near Dayton, OH.

Dr. Rebecca Mae Tuttle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
30 E Apple Street; Suite 5253
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Rebecca Tuttle practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Tuttle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tuttle trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Tuttle is affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Minia. Hellan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1222 S Patterson Boulevard; Suite 220
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Minia. Hellan practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Hellan speaks German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital. She graduated from Medical University of Vienna. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hellan has an open panel.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3533 Southern Boulevard; #3100
Kettering, OH
 

Dr. Roxane Weighall practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weighall graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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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.