We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity 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's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyler honors. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Tyler attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Tyler has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Helen Colleen Nevill, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Silva's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Silva average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silva honors. Dr. Silva obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Olino attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Olino is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Celia Chao sees patients in Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao takes 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. Dr. Chao is professionally 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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