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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 clinical interests encompass breast cancer surgery. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arentz is a graduate of 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nicholson takes. Dr. Nicholson studied medicine at 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 in Lubbock, TX. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Ronaghan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Mark Reedy specializes in gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Lubbock, TX and Abilene, TX. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is in-network for 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 sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Cammack takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.