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Dr. Richard Allan Ii Ehlers II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
18100 Saint John Drive; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ehlers works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehlers takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His distinctions include: Smoke Free Advocacy, American Cancer Society; Singleton Surgical Society Scientific Award, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; and Jeanne B. Kempner Scholar Award, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
17448 Highway 3
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyler accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: 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
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #2.110
League City, TX
 

Dr. Helen Silva is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Silva 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 a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Silva is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Steven Carl Agle, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
17448 Highway 3
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Steven Agle is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Agle is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Agle attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Agle has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Kimberly Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
17448 Highway 3
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Brown is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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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