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We found 5 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Joseph Dietrich Heyne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 120
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Heyne is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Heyne include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Heyne honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Lumpectomy, Reconstructive Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Annette Bell Skrine, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
800 5th Avenue; Suite 410
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robin Skrine's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She practices in Fort Worth, TX and Irving, TX. Dr. Skrine graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Her areas of expertise consist of breast surgery and breast cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Skrine is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Suhail C Sharif, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 208
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Suhail Sharif is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sharif attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mayme Florence Richie Gillespie, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Fifth Avenue; Suite 400, Ben Hogan Center
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mayme Richie-Gillespie works as a surgical oncologist and orthopedist in Fort Worth, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richie-Gillespie accepts. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Richie-Gillespie's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
855 Montgomery St Pcc 5th Flr; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Tower's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She practices in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Tower include sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), and lumpectomy. Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She obtained her medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tower has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Lumpectomy, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection, Skin ... (Read more)

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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.