Dr. Betty Tong, MD

Surgical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
(5)
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Dr. Betty Tong, MD
Dr. Betty Tong, MD is a surgical oncology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

20 Duke Medicine Cir

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 613-4690

Dr. Betty Tong, MD

Dr. Betty Tong, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Tong

Care Philosophy

I have the privilege of treating patients with both benign and malignant conditions of the chest. While in college at Georgia Tech I envisioned a career as a biomedical engineer. What I quickly learned however was that I was more interested in patients and their medical problems than developing the technology to care for them. During my medical education and training I learned not only how to become a surgeon but also learned the value of teamwork and family in caring for patients. As a thoracic surgeon One of the best and most important aspects of my job is being able to establish a relationship with my patients and their families working together to help them through their illness.
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Dr. Tong's Experience

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Dr. Tong's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Surgical Oncology
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
2

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tong has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tong does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Tong and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Tong's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tong to family and friends
3.4
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Tong's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Maumee, OH |
One of the best we ever dealt with. Thoughtful and able to express her views and ideas so they can be understood. Highly recommend
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Dr. Tong accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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