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 is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. Dr. Tuttle is professionally affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. Her practice is open to 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's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hellan honors. She is a graduate of Medical University of Vienna. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Hellan's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3700 Southern Boulevard; Suite 401
Kettering, OH
 

Dr. Roxane Weighall is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Weighall honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally 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.