Dr. Edward Taylor III, MD

Dr. Edward Taylor III, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
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56 y/o
(157)

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Dr. Edward Taylor III, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in general surgery and surgery.

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
  • GEMCare
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Kern Family Health Care
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Gallbladder Removal
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more than 5% of peers
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
normal
more than 5% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taylor III "I believe in being intimately involved in preoperative as well as postoperative care of my patients. I believe patients should be integral in the surgical decision making process. In order to facilitate this, I pride myself in educating my patients. Patients should know if several different surgical options exist and choose what is best for them. I am trained in both open and advanced Laparoscopic techniques thus allowing me to offer the best option for each patient. I believe in doing what is best for the patient. Even though I am skilled in an extensive array of surgical procedures, I realize that I am not an expert in everything. If a patient is better served by a different surgeon, I will not hesitate to refer to the appropriate specialist. After being a "do everything" surgeon at the County for over 20 years, at this point in my career I am "working" because I truly love what I do."
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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

65  Conditions Treated

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77  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.

Education

  • U Calif Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Kern Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Kern Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Abstract award, SAGES, 1995
  • Teacher of the Year, Kern Med CTR, 1999
  • Professional Education Award, Am Cancer Society, 1996
  • Best Teacher in Laparoscopic Surgery, KMC, 2007
  • Resident Achievement Award, Laparoscopy, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 1992
  • Intern of the year, Kern Medical Ctr, 1988
  • Volunteer Award, American Cancer Society, 1995
Media & Publications
  • more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles published covering many different general surgery topics,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taylor III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Taylor III

4.9

Based on 157 reviews

5 Stars
94.90445859872611%
(149)
4 Stars
3.1847133757961785%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
1.910828025477707%
(3)

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Very friendly. Explains everything in layman's terms. Excellent surgical prep and follow up.
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Dave in Bakersfield, CA – Sep 16, 2018
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He is a compassionate care giver. Very good and excellent bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
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Barbara Hiestand in Bakersfield, CA – Aug 30, 2018
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I had such a great experience with Dr. Taylor and his staff. Immediately I felt at ease, taken care of, and confident in my surgery. For this being my first surgery ever, Dr. Taylor did an amazing job explaining everything to me, answering all my questions and making sure I was informed. I couldn't...Read More
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Yessenia Bravo in Bakersfield, CA – Aug 28, 2018
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Absolutely, hands down BEST General Surgeon. Extremely kind, professional and an exceptional staff to mirror his practice! If ONLY Doctor's still housed RN's, I'd be the first to apply. Thank you for your care and service!
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Megan Dawson in Bakersfield, CA – Jun 21, 2018
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Excellent care Professionl staff
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Joe A. Dendy DVM in Bakersfield, CA – Jun 19, 2018
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