We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Austin, TX.

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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). Dr. Wiatrek accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Fleming takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Rob Fuller specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuller honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Fuller is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Dr. McKenzie is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for residency. Dr. McKenzie has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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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