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We found 6 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Dr. Tyler is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Tyler attended Dartmouth Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Helen Colleen Silva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Silva's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Dr. Silva studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Silva is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Steven Carl Agle, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Agle is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Galveston, TX and Angleton, TX. Dr. Agle honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Traveling Fellowship, Fredrick A. Coller Surgical Society; Top Resident Researcher, Southern Medical Association; and 2nd Prize in NC/SC Resident Research Competition, American College of Surgeons. Dr. Agle is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Celia Chao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Celia Chao is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She 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. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Chao is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Kimberly Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Brown is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Galveston, TX. Dr. Brown is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She 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.

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Dr. Kelly Olino, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Olino's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Olino completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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.