Dr. C Vincent Phillips, MD

Dr. C Vincent Phillips, MD

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General Surgery  |  
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66 y/o
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Dr. C Vincent Phillips, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with Mercy Hospitals and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.

Riverwalk Surgical Associates, Bakersfield, CA

3838 San Dimas St Ste B231

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GEMCare
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As a surgical specialist, I will not replace your primary care physician. I am a general surgeon and will limit my practice to the areas of expertise with which I feel comfortable. Your primary care physician is your ?general manager? and will continue to meet most of your health care and health maintenance needs. I am a practicing board certified general surgeon. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I entered the practice of surgery in 1980 in Bakersfield and have been practicing continuously since that time. I maintain active staff privileges at Millennium Surgery Center and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. My practice is devoted exclusively to general surgery. General surgery encompasses a wide variety of medical conditions. My expertise includes surgical treatment of diseases of the thyroid, diseases of the breast such as breast cancer and other conditions, essentially all intra-abdominal organs, most commonly gallstones and other diseases of the gallbladder, treatment of gastro esophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernias, diseases of the colon such as colon cancer or diverticulitis, diseases of the stomach and liver. Repair of all hernias is a common surgical procedure. These including inguinal, ventral, abdominal and umbilical hernias. At times, hernia repair requires the use of mesh and other hernias can be repaired primarily without the use of mesh reinforcement. I deal with a large variety of lumps, bumps and skin cancers. I have been certified in general surgery since 1980 and I have successfully undertaken recertification in 1990, 2000 and again in 2010. I have seen the treatment of many surgical conditions move to an outpatient setting as opposed to hospital setting. This has not only been safe but frequently better for the patient. At times, a hospital setting is still required for major surgical endeavors. The laparoscopic approach is frequently used to deal with surgical conditions. Other surgical conditions still require a traditional approach. I firmly believe that the risk of surgery should be less than the potential benefit before any surgical endeavor is undertaken. Fortunately, the risk for most surgical procedures is very low.
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Dr. Phillips' Experience

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

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tumor
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Kern Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Kern Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Phillips has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Phillips' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Phillips to family and friends
3.8
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Phillips' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Bakersfield, CA |
I have (and would again) trust this man with my life - without any hesitation whatsoever. Dr. Phillips is not only very professional, but also very caring, and pleasant to be around (he's got a great sense of humor!)
in Bakersfield, CA |
dr, phillips got me in for my surgery very fast, I was so grateful because I am going on vacation soon, so I have had time to heal, I would recommend him to all my family and friends. thank you dr,phillips Phyllis childress
in Bakersfield, CA |
Awfull experience ! Wife told them she has a bad allergic reaction to certain stiches, they used them anyway. Neck got infected and puss and blood was coming out after 4 weeks,After 1 week she was told her neck was fine, was not until the fourth week that he realized that the stitches were in fact having a reaction, so he scraped them out and put different ones in. This time he left a quarter inch gap on her for (drainage)? One week later a stich popped now she has a 3/4 inch hole on neck... sad
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Phillips was recommended by some friends I trust, My procedure was minor and the outcome after the surgery was excellent. I even have trouble finding the place where he stitched me back together...he did such a good job. I had one question a few days down the road after the procedure and he answered the call himself after hours. I feel he genuinely cares about what he does.
I work as an nurse and as I should do i tried to ask Dr Phillips questions about the possible surgery and options. He responded by cutting me off and not answering any of them. He was abrupt and as he walk out he stated you will be back and stormed out. Horrible..
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Phillips accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • GEMCare
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    UMR
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Phillips has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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