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We found 5 surgical oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity 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 specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Silva is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Douglas Tyler's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Tyler attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Celia Chao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Celia Chao is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Galveston, TX. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Chao trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. She 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 general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Brown attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. 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's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.