We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Tyler is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Tyler trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Tyler has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Helen Colleen Nevill, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Silva works as a surgical oncologist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Silva obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Silva is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Celia Chao, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Celia Chao is a surgical oncologist in Galveston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Chao average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Chao performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Kelly Olino, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Olino, who practices in Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Olino is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olino accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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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