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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 surgical oncologist. Her areas of expertise 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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Nicholson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from 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 surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ronaghan attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Mark Reedy's specialties are gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reedy graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. James Cammack practices urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cammack accepts.

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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.