We found 3 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Suhail Sharif MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 2.5 stars (1 rating)
909 9th Avenue; Suite 208
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Suhail Sharif is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Sharif's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Sharif is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Bile Duct Problems, Skin Cancer, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mayme Richie-Gillespie MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Fifth Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Mayme Richie-Gillespie practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richie-Gillespie is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth and Texas Health Stephenville.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
800 5th Avenue; Suite 410
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Robin Skrine sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Skrine graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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