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). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyler honors. He has received the distinction of 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 is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Silva average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Silva is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Silva graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed 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. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Steven Agle specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Webster, TX and Galveston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Agle is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency. He has received distinctions including 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.

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

Dr. Celia Chao works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Dr. Chao is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She 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, who practices in Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in 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. Dr. Olino studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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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