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We found 5 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Galveston, TX.

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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 League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Silva is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before performing her residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Silva attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Silva average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Tyler attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Celia Chao is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Chao attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school.

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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. She is in-network for 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 the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Brown is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Kelly Olino is a Galveston, TX physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Olino studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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.