We found 5 surgical oncologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Shaun Patrick McKenzie, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1015 East 32nd Street; Suite 308
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shaun McKenzie is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Dr. McKenzie is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Dr. McKenzie attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Rebecca Lynn Wiatrek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rebecca Wiatrek specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Wiatrek is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Richard Youatt-Declan Declan Fleming, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Tx Oncology Central Austin/midtown2
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Fleming's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Fleming has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Rob Alan Fuller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rob Fuller's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Fuller studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6204 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Brown is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Texas Oncology. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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