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

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

Dr. Suellen Arentz works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Houston, TX and Lubbock, TX. Dr. Arentz's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. Catherine Ronaghan's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ronaghan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Ronaghan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Brian Nicholson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Lubbock, TX. Patients gave Dr. Nicholson an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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

Dr. Mark Reedy is a gynecologic oncologist and surgical oncologist in Lubbock, TX and Abilene, TX. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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

Dr. James Cammack is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cammack attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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.