We found 3 surgical oncologists near Dayton, OH.

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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) in Dayton, OH and Centerville, OH. She is professionally affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tuttle takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Medical University of Vienna. Dr. Hellan is conversant in German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Hellan is open to new patients.

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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 in Kettering, OH and Dayton, OH. Dr. Weighall accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at 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.
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