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
average rating 4.89 stars (36 ratings)
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Tyler's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Helen Colleen Silva MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.95 stars (67 ratings)
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Silva is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Silva takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Celia Chao M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.94 stars (35 ratings)
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Celia Chao specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Chao's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete 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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Kelly Olino MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.67 stars (9 ratings)
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

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

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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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