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We found 5 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3601 4th Street; Ms 8312
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Suellen Arentz's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arentz include breast cancer surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Arentz graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
3612 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Brian Nicholson's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nicholson accepts. Dr. Nicholson is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3202 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Ronaghan is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ronaghan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2412 50th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Mark Reedy's areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Reedy is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
Department of Urology 3601 4th Street Stop7260
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. James Cammack's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Cammack is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.