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

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Dr. Suhail C Sharif, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
909 9th Avenue; Suite 208
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Suhail Sharif specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Sharif's areas of expertise include breast surgery and robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Sharif is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Sharif welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Robin Annette Bell-Skrine, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
800 5th Avenue; Suite 410
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Robin Skrine's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Skrine include breast surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Mayme Richie-Gillespie is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Stephenville, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth, Cook Children's, and Texas Health Stephenville. Dr. Richie-Gillespie graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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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