Dr. C Vincent Phillips, MD

Dr. C Vincent Phillips, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. C Vincent Phillips, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

Riverwalk Surgical Associates, Bakersfield, CA

3838 San Dimas St Ste B231

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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Hernia Repair
very high
more than 90% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 89% of peers
Appendectomy, Open
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Phillips "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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7  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

83  Conditions Treated

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62  Procedures

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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.


  • 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

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What People Say About Dr. C Vincent Phillips, MD
Dr. Phillips is an EXCELLENT surgeon. I in fact, requested Dr. Phillips for my recent surgery. He had operated on my husband over 30 years ago, and I trusted him implicitly. I was up and around the very same day as my gallbladder surgery. Albeit slowly... but without the soreness I had...Read More
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Karen Harrison in Bakersfield, Ca – May 04, 2018
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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!)
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Robert in Bakersfield, CA – Nov 07, 2016
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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
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phyllis childress in Bakersfield, CA – May 06, 2016
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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...Read More
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Kevin in Bakersfield, CA – Apr 21, 2016
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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...Read More
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Sam in Bakersfield, CA – Jan 26, 2016
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