Dr. Phillip Ley, MD
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Dr. Phillip Ley, MD


General Surgery | Male

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Areas of expertise: Breast surgery/Breast Cancer, Abdominal Surgery/Cancer, Thyroid surgery/Cancer.


Dr. Phillip Ley, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Madison, MS. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Ley is affiliated with Merit Health River Oaks, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Merit Health Woman's Hospital and St. Dominic Hospital.

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    Patient Reviews (22)
    in Magee, MS |
    Dr. Ley and his staff is wonderful. He takes the time to make sure you are comfortable and knowledgeable about the procedure he is performing or the condition you are experiencing. I'm so thankful that he is my doctor.
    in Richland, MS |
    Dr. Ley took time to listen to me and my concerns. He explained what to expect before and after my surgery. Our first meeting was not as positive, because he was distracted. Yet, after he saw that I was upset, he slowed down and talked to me. Since then, he has been great. I would highly recommend him. I am thankful that he is taking care of me.
    in Ridgeland, MS |
    Dr Ley is so talented in the Breast Cancer arena! He was very easy to talk with him about every aspect of my case. I would highly recommend dr Ley to anyone who needs surgical cancer treatments. He is very passionate about his work and he is a very caring person as well . Dr Ley treated me and my family like a friend.
    in Crystal Springs, MS |
    He always makes sure he educates you about the issues that your having, answers your questions. Great bedside manner and makes you feel more like family member and not a patient. I highly recommend him.
    in Jackson, MS |
    After being referred to a surgeon for a breast lump who said it was fine without any testing and a mother who died from untreated breast cancer, my OBGYN was very concerned and said I must see Phillip Ley. I did and several lumps later, though benign, I am still taken seriously by Dr. Ley, his wonderful nurse and any of his staff of which I've come into contact. He makes sure I am monitored yearly and I feel confident that I am in good hands should any problems occur. I hope he never retires!
    in Ridgeland, MS |
    Dr. Ley took very good care of me during a very scary time in my life. He gave me his cell phone number to call him or text if I had questions or concerns. He performed my surgery on a day he doesn't usually do surgery so that I could attend my daughters high school graduation later that week. I will be forever grateful to Dr Ley and his staff for the caring way I was treated.
    in Greenwood, Ms |
    This man saved my life. Love him and his staff! If you're diagnosed with breast cancer, do not make another move until you see him. He's the best!!!
    in Sturgis, MS |
    He found my breast cancer and my husband Merle cell cancer
    in Ridgeland, MS |
    A patient of 26 years, I have tremendous confidence in Dr. Ley. He has consistently provided me with expert care, and has done so with great compassion.
    in Brandon, MS |
    I would highly recommend Dr. Ley to anyone. Worked with Dr. Ley in surgery for many years. Not only is he an excellent surgeon, his patient care and concern are of utmost importance to him. He will be my first choice when/if I ever need a surgeon.
    in Brandon, MA |
    I have worked with Dr Ley as a RN on the telemetry floor and I am a current pt of his. I have seen him cut open a chest in the room and massage the pt's heart all the way to the OR to save his life. I became a breast cancer pt last year and there was no doubt I wanted Dr Ley to be my surgeon! He does not sugar coat things, but he truly is a kind, caring physician. He is a pt advocate and expects nothing but the best care for his pts. I would highly recommend Dr Ley! Madina, his NP is awesome too
    Cibolo, TX |
    Dr Ley is a no nonsense doctor, who knows what's he doing, is compassionate and listens to his patients. I like him because even though what he has to tell you isn't what you want to hear, he finds the best possible way to let you know, while being as honest as he can.
    in Jackson, MS |
    Dr. Ley was compassionate, competent and caring. We trusted him and he delivered. He helped us through the hardest time in our lives.
    in Greenville Ms |
    Most awesome Dr. Ever!!! Awesome bedside manner Awesome knowledge and expertise Thank God for Him everyday! He saved my life!
    in Summit, MS |
    He is very kind and trule cares about his patients and their care. He has called me at night and on weekends to give me test results. I have never had a doctor do that in my life. I am 67 years old and had more surgeries than I care to remember. I do recommend him every chance I get.
    in Okolona, MS |
    Dr. Ley is a very educated man who has much compassion and care for each patient. He is willing to communicate wth each of us as we desire. He is a well-respected doctor in his field of expertise nationally and stays up to date with new findings. He is also confident in his ability and welcomes anyone to get a second opinion if desired. He has gone out of his way to assist both my husband and myself. His staff is also very caring and provides individual time for questions and concerns as well.
    in Louisville, MS |
    Thorough explanation of what my options were - the phone call I got the next morning after my sappointment was priceless - dr ley knew I was overwhelmed of my X-ray findings - the reassurance was so needed - I knew I needed a very good dr but I had a great one- I have already recommended to 5 other people
    in Byram, MS |
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer. He was straight-forward and didn't sugar coat anything. I immediately felt comfortable. I wanted to know the truth, and he was truthful.
    Mendenhall, ms |
    Dr. Ley is a great doctor and a great surgeon! I had a great experience with he and his total staff. I highly recommend him.
    in Brandon, MS |
    I had a lesion removed from my chest that had to be left open and packed for about 2 weeks. No infection and very minimal scarring. He also treated my husband that had stage 4 colorectal cancer with the same results. I can't say enough good things about this man.
    in MS JACKSON |
    Dr. Ley is wonderful, very knowledgeable of every procedure he has to do to his patients. He has great bedside manners. He is a caring and concerned about all of his patients. His office staff including his nurses are tops. Couldn't ask for better service. He is the best!!
    in Brandon, MS |
    I have seen Dr. Ley on and off for several years. I could not ask for a better physician professionally, diagnostically, or with a wonderful bedside manner. I know that Dr. Ley sees a lot of patients each day but he has always made me feel like a priority. I would not accept anyone else for my surgical needs. Thank you, Dr. Ley for being a great physician and a wonderful and caring person.
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    Dr. Ley's Care Philosophy

    Areas of expertise: Breast surgery/Breast Cancer, Abdominal Surgery/Cancer, Thyroid surgery/Cancer.

    Dr. Ley's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in General Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Mississippi not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Cancer
    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Aneurysm
    • Appendicitis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Abscess
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Fibroadenoma
    • Breast Lump
    • Breast Tumor
    • Cancer
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Fracture
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallstones
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Thrombosis
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
    • Ventral Hernia


    • Medical School
      Baylor University

      Graduated in 1988

    • Internship Hospital
      Scott and White Clin/Tex A&M Health Science Center

      Completed in 1989

    • Residency Hospital
      Scott and White Clin/Tex A&M Health Science Center

      Completed in 1993

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Tex/MD Anderson Canc Center

      Completed in 1996

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Texas / Austin Campus

      Graduated in 1982

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • General Surgery
    • Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Breast Brachytherapy
    • Breast Needle Localization
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • 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
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Gastrotomy
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Hepatectomy
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparotomy
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
    • Skin Grafts
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Ultrasound, Breast
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Wound Repair