Dr. Edward Taylor III, MD

Dr. Edward Taylor III, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o
118 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • GEMCare
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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.Read more

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Dr. Taylor III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (32)
in Arvin, CA |
Dr.Edward W.Taylor 111 has done three surgeries on my self ,and just recently did one for my son ,his caring and understanding with his patients he great at explaining the before and after surgery he takes his time and listens to any questions patients have always with a smile and so profecional and his office personal are always so polite and helpful if I oh any off my family ever need another surgery I would ?? trust him to perform it he is the best at what he does .thank you Dr.Edward Taylor
in Bakersfield, CA |
DR. Taylor is a wonderful DR. He is very passionate about what he does. He has made my surgical experience by far less fearsome. He listens to his Patients and explains every detail. He was there at the bedside every morning at the hospital during my recovery checking and making sure I was okay and answering any questions. He made sure i was pain free as much as possible. He made me feel very comfortable. He did not hurry off to the next patient. he took his time. I highly recommend Dr. Taylor.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Taylor was concerned about my needs and answered the questions I had about my surgery and recovery. My surgery was without complications and I am on my way to a speedy recovery. I am pleased with the care I received from Dr. Taylor and his staff.
Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Taylor was amazing, he listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions patiently. He was very professional yet made me feel like I was his only patient. He helped to ease all my fears. I was so glad I chose him as my surgeon and would highly recommend him. The staff at his office were also very friendly and were always helpful to all who came through the office that I saw.
in Bakersfield, CA |
I enjoyed talking with Doctor Taylor excellent in explaining the procedure and what to expect after surgery. I highly recommend Doctor Taylor.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Could not have asked for a better doctor for my gallbladder surgery. Very professional.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Taylor squeezed me into his already full schedule when he didn't have to. Within 6 days I had tests ran, tests evaluated AND surgery! No other Dr in town would even schedule an appointment before 6 weeks!!
in Bakersfield, CA |
He has very good bedside manor! He was a wonderful doctor and made me very comfortable with having gallbladder surgery that I needed. I've had surveys before and I have to say this was easiest one! I was only sore for about a day and recovery was very quick! I believe it was due to his skills as seurgon. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family! I will be going to him in the future if I need any other surgeries! Also the nurses at milenum surgery center made me very comfortable!
in Bakersfield, CA |
I thought everyone associated with my visits were great! Thanks for making it a positive experience.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr.Taylor has great bedside manner, is patient, very kind and a skilled surgeon. As an RN myself I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a general surgeon!!!
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Taylor is very informative. Before my surgery he gave complete information about the thyroid. He told me what may and may not happen during the procedure. After the surgery he told me what to expect during the next two weeks. He told me exactly what he had done during surgery. He is a great Doctor. He also has a great sense of humor.
in Bakersfield, CA |
As far as surgery goes, Dr Taylor is highly recommended by me, .. knowledgable, attentive with a great bed side manner!
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr Taylor and his staff were great. I would recommend Dr Taylor highly made the whole procedure relaxing. Very Very professional both himself his staff and the care I received prior,during and after. Thanks
in Bakersfield, CA |
Very nice man, and excellent doctor. Took time to explain the surgical procedures to me before surgery, and showed every concern for my comfort and care after the surgery.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Exellent no other words to describe doctor tylor Had a gallbladder surgery every thing went well his staff excellent as well :)
Bakersfield, CA |
With this surgery procedure I had a much better,faster recovery. Staff was polite, attentive and had their ear to the ground.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Taylor III was recommended by my flight physician for an 2 year old inguinal hernia. Knowing just enough about anatomy to be dangerous, I had to ask every question about the procedure and post (1) year recovery. Dr. Taylor III was very professional and explained in detail of the procedure and recovery. Staff could not be better as they followed up on clearance, Pre-Op and twice on Post-Op. Its been 4 weeks since surgery and I'm very happy. I would place any family member in Dr. Taylors hands
in Bakersfield, CA |
When I had an appointment, his staff was welcoming and called me into an examination room quickly. Dr. Taylor came in shortly. Dr. Taylor was respectful and kind. He listened intently and addressed every question with empathy and quickly alleviated my worries. In the hospital he asked questions about my pain level and offered comfort & resolution for the concerns I had.
in Bakersfield, CA |
This was my first time under the knife.I took a liking to Dr.Taylor when we shook hands. He told me everything in detail and everything went really well. Recovery at the Millennium surgery center could not have been any better.Very pleased.Thank you everyone. Marty White
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr Taylor's bedside manner is very reassuring. He took away my fears. Everything worked out just like he said.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Taylor did my surgery last week. He made sure I was not in any pain afterwards and I recovered exceedingly well, being able to exercise the following day. He and his office staff followed up and ensured I was taken care of afterwards as well. He is great, easy to talk to, and there is little or no wait time in his office. I would highly recommend him for any surgery.
in Bakersfield, CA |
He is very nice person . He treat me very well .
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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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.

Dr. Taylor III's 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

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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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 Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • 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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

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 Repair
  • Hernia and Hydrocele 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