Dr. Eric Toloza

Thoracic Surgery
Tampa, FL
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tampa, FL

Address

12902 Magnolia Drive, FOB-1, ThorProg, Tampa, FL
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

All Care Insurance Services

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Medicaid

United healthcare

Office

Tampa, FL

About

Bio

Eric Toloza, MD, PhD, is an Associate Member and a Thoracic Surgeon at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. He performs surgery to treat lung esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, mediastinal masses, metastases to the lungs, and malignant pleural and pericardial effusions. Dr. Toloza's basic science research interests have included using gene therapy to treat various thoracic cancers. He has also studied the use stem cell therapy and gene therapy to treat asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and emphysema. His clinical research has included the study of nutritional and exercise effects on cachexia of cancer and chronic heart failure. Dr. Toloza is currently interested in thoracic oncology outcomes research and how surgical care pathways or a patient's tumor genomics profile affect outcomes. He is also interested in developing minimally-invasive surgical techniques, including robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surigcal procedures. Dr. Toloza has consulted for companies such as Genzyme, Ethicon, Closure Biomedical, Covidien (formerly US Surgical), Atrium, Denver Biomedical, I-Flow, Cardinal Health, Neomend, and Intuitive Surgical.

Specialties
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Thoracic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

429 Answers
169 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No symptoms early on: Unfortunately, early stages of lung cancer often do not cause any symptoms. It is not until the late stages of lung cancer do patients have symptoms ... Read More
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Potentially: The rhinitis can cause nasal congestion, which can lead to sinusitis, which can lead to headaches, which can make you nauseated ... You being "nauseou ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many: Angina (heart), pulmonary embolus (lungs), airway congestion (bronchitis, asthma), infection (bronchitis/pneumonia), heartburn (esophagus), musculoske ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Toloza is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Toloza is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks, I can not use nitroglycerin due to low blood pressure, but I did avoid the hot & cold, & quit drinking coffee. They all helped . I saw my GI & he was able to work me in to have a dilation done...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - Los Angeles
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Residency

University of California Irvine Medical Center

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
Rex Hospital
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