We found 4 surgical oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity 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 is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Galveston, TX, Webster, TX, and Angleton, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Tyler average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyler honors. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Tyler attended Dartmouth Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyler's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Helen Silva is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Silva average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing 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, Dr. Silva attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Silva is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Celia Chao's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Chao is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Chao accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Kelly Olino's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Olino is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Olino attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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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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