Dr. Matthew Philips, MD

Dr. Matthew Philips, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o
26 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Dr. Philips specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in North Dartmouth, MA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Philips' Performance
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  • 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 Reviews (4)
in New Bedford, MA |
Dr Philips is the BEST in are area and he has operated twice on me and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him!!! We are EXTREMELY lucky to have him!!!!
in Buzzards Bay, MA |
Dr Philips is an incredible Doctor!!?? I would highly recommend him for neck surgery. I had my first surgery through Drs on Cape Cod...biggest mistake! They had no bedside manners, didn't listen to you or care about what you had to say. I fell 4 months after my surgery with them and told me I was fine! I was not! Dr Philips listens, explains everything and took care of me! My surgery was a success, and follow up with Dr Riveria's pain clinic! I couldn't be more happy. I'm in great hands now!!??
in Fall River |
This Dr is AMAZING !!!! He has done 2 surgeries on my husband and treated me as well for a pinched nerve. This Dr truly cares about his patients . He will go above and beyond to bring you comfort as quickly as he can.
in Wareham,Ma02571 |
Dr. Matthew Phillips did outstanding surgery on January 22,2016 L4-L5 transfusion.
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Dr. Philips' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 1

    Dr. Philips has received 1 sanction

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Disciplinary action in another state (2/2/2016)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Pennsylvania
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Philips has 1 board action

    What are board actions
    • Unprofessional Conduct (11/19/2014)
    • Action Taken: Education
    • Summary: Dr. Matthew F. Philips; License # 161120; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician failed to conduct himself with adequate sensitivity during an interaction with a patient and his wife and criticized that patient’s oncologist to a member of the hospital staff in an unprofessional manner. ACTION TAKEN-Final Decision & Order: The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine admonished the physician and ordered the physician to complete the Massachusetts Medical Society’s course on workplace conflict within one year.
    • State: Massachusetts

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania
  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities