Dr. Edward W. Taylor III, MD

Dr. Edward W. Taylor III, MD

General Surgery | Male | 54 years old

I believe in being intimately involved in preoperative as well as postoperative care of my...Read more

Riverwalk Surgical Associates, Bakersfield, CA
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      4.8 based on 95 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (95)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (95)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (95)
      Dr. Taylor III's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (92)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (95)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (94)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (90)
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      in Bakersfield, CA |
      I have had three different encounters with Dr. Taylor. The first time his was the instructor helping a young surgeon with a particularly challenging colon surgery on my husband. If that procedure had been messed up, my husband would have ended up with a colostomy bag (at age 50, obviously something we did not want to happen). Te doctors took their time and in the end the procedure was very successful. This was about ten years ago and the tumor has not reemerged.
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      After surgery everything seemed to fall apart. Because of allowable characters, I'll give a brief list: 1. Conflicting post-op instructions from Doctor, Surgery Center, and MA 2. Taylor contradicting himself 3. Taking me off of restriction less than 48 hours after which led to: 4. Wounds opening with stitches exposed 5. Numbness and swelling 6. Deniability of any wrong doing without even being accused 7. Several Cuts measuring a few inches rather than a few centimeters as stated during consult
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      Experienced surgeon; extremely knowledgable. Scheduling was easy; explained procedure thoroughly and appeared to genuinely care for my well being.
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      Office staff very nice and helpful. Dr. Taylor very friendly makes you feel comfortable then explains procedure well. Hope I don't need surgery anytime soon but if I did I would definitely go back.
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      Dr. Taylor was very pleasant & knowledgeable about my condition. He spent a good amount of time explaining the procedure & the after care. I was very pleased with Dr. Taylor throughout my surgery & recuperation. Thank you Dr. Taylor!
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      Dr. Taylor repaired by Hernia, his patient care was wonderful. His compassion for my well being before and after surgery was outstanding. I felt like I was in good hands the entire time, and the fact that he also brought in another surgeon for the surgery made me feel even more comfortable. I would highly recommend him. Thanks so much Dr. Edward Taylor.
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      Dr. Taylor was very thorough in his explanation of my condition. He also explained one more time before the surgery what he was going to be doing. He is a great surgeon.
      Dr. Taylor is one of the most sincere caring doctors,he puts your fears at ease. Great doctor highly recommend.
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      He was very thorough in explaining all options. Very professional yet personable. Felt very comfortable and at ease having him perform my surgery. Highly recommend him.
      in Bakersfield, CA |
      Dr. Taylor put us at ease regarding the pending surgery and always has operated on both my wife and myself.
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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Cancer
      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abdominal Hernia
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Abscess
      • Anal and Rectal Cancer
      • Anorectal Abscess
      • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
      • Appendicitis
      • Appendix Cancer
      • Benign Tumor
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Breast Abscess
      • Breast Cancer
      • Breast Cancer Recurrence
      • Breast Diseases
      • Breast Lump
      • Cancer
      • Carcinoma in Situ
      • Cholecystitis
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
      • Distal Colorectal Cancer
      • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
      • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
      • Endocrine Cancer
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
      • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
      • Gallstones
      • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Hernia
      • Hiatal Hernia
      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • Incisional Hernia
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Intestinal Abscess
      • Intestinal Cancer
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Invasive Breast Cancer
      • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
      • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
      • Lipomas
      • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
      • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
      • Male Breast Cancer
      • Malignant Breast Tumor
      • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
      • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
      • Parathyroid Adenoma
      • Parathyroid Cancer
      • Parathyroid Carcinoma
      • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
      • Partial Lung Collapse
      • Pediatric Hernia
      • Pleural Effusion
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Rectal Cancer
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spleen Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
      • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Traumatic Hernia
      • Tubular Carcinoma
      • Ulcer
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Vascular Disease
      • Ventral Hernia

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
      • Abdominal Surgery
      • Acid Reflux Surgery
      • Adhesiolysis
      • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
      • Appendectomy
      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Appendectomy, Open
      • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
      • Biopsy
      • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
      • Biopsy of Breast
      • Bowel Surgery
      • Breast Reconstruction
      • Breast Surgical Procedure
      • Colectomy
      • Colon and Rectal Surgery
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagomyotomy
      • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Breast Tumor
      • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
      • Excision of Lipoma
      • Excision of Neck Mass
      • Excision of Rectal Tumor
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
      • Excision of Stomach Tumor
      • Excisional Biopsy
      • Fecal Impaction Removal
      • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
      • Gallbladder Removal
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
      • Gallbladder Surgery
      • Gastrectomy
      • Gastroenterology Procedures
      • Gastrointestinal Surgery
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Hemicolectomy
      • Hemorrhoid Removal
      • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
      • Hepatobiliary Surgery
      • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
      • Hernia Repair
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
      • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Colectomy
      • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
      • Liver Biopsy
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Lymph Node Resection
      • Mastectomy
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
      • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Parathyroid Surgery
      • Parathyroidectomy
      • Partial Mastectomy
      • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Port Removal
      • Rectal Surgery
      • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
      • Small Bowel Surgery
      • Soft Tissue Surgery
      • Splenectomy
      • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
      • Stomach Surgery
      • Surgical Biopsy
      • Temporal Artery Biopsy
      • Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Thyroid Surgery
      • Thyroidectomy
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Vagotomy
      • Ventral Herniorrhaphy
      • Wound Repair

      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

      • Medical School
        University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1987

      • Internship Hospital
        Kern Med Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Residency Hospital
        Kern Med Center

        Completed in 1992

      • Undergraduate School
        U Calif Davis

        Graduated in 1983

      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
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      • Media & Publications
        • more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles published covering many different general surgery topics

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • 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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      Dr. Taylor III's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

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      Dr. Taylor III's Care Philosophy

      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.