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We found 5 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, who practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Tyler takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Silva is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Dr. Silva is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Chao completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Dr. Kimberly Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Brown practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Galveston, TX and Webster, TX. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Brown is professionally 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 professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Olino attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Olino accepts 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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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.