We found 9 surgical oncologists who accept Health Net ELECT Open Access POS for Large and Small Groups near San Carlos, CA.

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Kimberly Moore Dalal MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (75 ratings)
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal, who practices in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Dalal's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Dalal include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalal honors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Dalal has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Karen Whang M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.79 stars (59 ratings)
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Karen Whang is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Whang has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Whang trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Dr. Whang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures

Dr. Randolph Wy Wong M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (74 ratings)
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dirk Baumann M.D.
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (86 ratings)
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann sees patients in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Daly City, CA. His medical specialties are vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Baumann attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Baumann include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Baumann honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.8 stars (91 ratings)
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery and breast cancer. Dr. Chattopadhyay is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chattopadhyay attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chattopadhyay's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

Daniel Yao M.D.
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.66 stars (94 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Yao practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Mandarin. In his practice, Dr. Yao focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Yao attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yao's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders

Andrea P. Metkus M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.8 stars (99 ratings)
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Metkus' medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. Dr. Metkus takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Metkus attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. Dr. Metkus is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

Bruce Allen M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 4.59 stars (88 ratings)
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and cardiothoracic surgeon in San Mateo, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Allen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. Dr. Allen has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Christine D. Ching M D
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.7 stars (91 ratings)
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. C. Ching is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ching include cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ching is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer Surgery

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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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