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We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept United Healthcare Choice near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Rebecca Lynn Wiatrek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rebecca Wiatrek is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Rob Allen Fuller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 200, Midtown Building 1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rob Fuller's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Fuller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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 is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Austin, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Fleming takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Fleming attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Austin, TX. Dr. McKenzie graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. McKenzie is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.