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Dr. Edward Taylor III, MD

Dr. Edward Taylor III, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 57


Dr. Edward Taylor III, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in general surgery and surgery.

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(661) 375-7072

Dr. Taylor III accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Health Net
Kern Family Health Care
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
TriCare for Life
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Taylor III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taylor III treats Lipomas more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Taylor III treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taylor III performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Taylor III performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy
Head and Neck Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taylor III performs Head and Neck Surgery more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Taylor III performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Taylor III's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventral Herniorrhaphy

About Me

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. ...


  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications


Kern Med Center
Residency Hospital
Kern Med Center
Internship Hospital
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School
U Calif Davis
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


  • 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,

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Very satisfied with my experience with Dr. Taylor (“no willy nilly”)
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Dr. Taylor is a very professional, and yet easy to talk to physician with a sense of humor. He explained everything in the detail that I appreciate. He followed my oncologist recommendations, and everything worked out well in my case. Turned out he had done the same surgery on my mother 8 years...Read More
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Dr. Taylor is an excellent surgeon and very kind. From my first appointment through my surgery and follow up Dr. Taylor always kept me informed and feeling very comfortable and confident in his care.
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I wuz diagnosed with thyoid cancer. DR. TAYLOR removed my thyroid with a minimal scar on my neck.Dr taylor answered every question we had before surgery. Made me feel very confident in his ability to perform my surgury.He went above and beyond. He took extra time to stretch the neck muscle instead...Read More
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Dr. Taylor was amazing! My mother had seen several doctors before being diagnosed with a hernia, that other physicians overlooked. I highly recommend him to anyone that likes being treated with compassion and kindness.
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