We found 6 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 is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Galveston, TX, Webster, TX, and League City, TX. Dr. Tyler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. 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. 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 is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Silva's training includes residency programs at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silva has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Agle 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. Agle 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in Galveston, TX. She 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Chao attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Chao is professionally 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 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 works as a surgical oncologist in Galveston, TX. Dr. Olino studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. She 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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