We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Joseph Heyne's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and breast cancer. Dr. Heyne honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at Methodist Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Heyne's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Skrine completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery and breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Skrine is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer

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 is a surgical oncologist and orthopedist in Fort Worth, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richie-Gillespie studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's.

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

Dr. Suhail Sharif's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Sharif's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sharif's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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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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