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Dr. Douglas S. Reintgen M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Tarpon Springs, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Reintgen obtained Dr. Reintgen's medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center. In Dr. Reintgen's practice, Dr. Reintgen is particularly interested in breast cancer and melanoma. Dr. Reintgen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 3.62 stars (4 ratings)
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Moskal's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moskal is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 3.25 stars (3 ratings)
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Scott Kelley's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kelley studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelley accepts.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Molina is a cancer surgeon. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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