Dr. Edward Clifford, MD

Dr. Edward Clifford, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Edward Clifford, MD is a general surgery specialist in Grapevine, TX and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1986 and specializes in general surgery, surgery, and more.Read his story

1056 Texan Trl

Grapevine, TX 76051

Contact Information

(817) 251-0070

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthSmart
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Clifford performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 78% of peers
more than 76% of peers

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Dr. Clifford's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clifford "Dr. Ed Clifford, FACS, realizes that medical concerns such as breast cancer that require surgical intervention can be overwhelming. Since joining the Surgical Group of North Texas, Dr. Clifford has become well regarded as one of the top breast surgeons in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. He also specializes in general and oncologic surgery, providing his patients with the personalized, hands-on care that has become the signature of SGNT. Dr. Clifford's training began with an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond in Virginia and then medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He chose surgery as a specialty because he liked the idea of fixing the problem, rather than just treating it. As he says, "Appendicitis goes away, high blood pressure does not." He conducted his medical internship and surgical training at St. Paul University Hospital in Dallas where his first rotation was in the breast clinic. Through this, he developed a passion for the challenges associated with breast cancer surgery, which continues to be a large part of his practice today. Dr.Clifford is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is currently the Chief of Surgery at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. Dr. Clifford is also active in the Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and American Society of Breast Surgeons, where he has served on and chaired the research committee. An active mountaineer and guide, Dr. Clifford lives in Coppell, Texas, with his wife and two children."


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5  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

88  Conditions Treated


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53  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • CT-Guided Biopsy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University College Medicine, Richmond
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • St. Paul University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • St Paul Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clifford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clifford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clifford to family and friends
19 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Clifford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I would recommend Dr. Clifford to anyone. He's got a calm personality, answers questions and is very easy going. Love him. His assistant doesn't seem to care about anybody, but he's wonderful. Front desk lady and check out lady are nice.
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Dr clifford operated on me last week. I am very impressed. I dont evem feel any pain after surgeey. I personally feel he is the best surgon in North Texas.
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In my opinion, Dr. Clifford is a very good surgeon with excellent people skills. His staff, however, is very unprofessional and difficult to deal with. Awful experience overall. Wish I had gone elsewhere.
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He has a lot of experience, I had breast biopsy done uneventfully, I did not even need to take pain medication after surgery. Very professional since first office visit
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