Dr. Phillip Ley, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Ley
Accepting new patients

Merit Health Surgical Oncology

1020 N Flowood Dr Flowood, MS 39232

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Dr. Phillip Ley, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Flowood, MS and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Baylor Coll Med medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Merit Health Central and Merit Health River Oaks. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ley to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ley's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ley treats Breast Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ley treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ley treats Breast Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ley treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ley treats Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ley treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Dr. Ley's conditions and procedures:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myeloma
  • Neutropenia
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma right axcilla in May 2000. Was referred to Dr Ley by a friend who was in med school at UMC. Had radical right mastectomy with removal of surrounding tissue and numerous lymph nodes. I am so extremely proud to give this Dr a great review. Through Gods mercy and Dr Ley’s excellent abilities I am alive and well after twenty years!!! Thank you Sir!!!
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Sonia McLain Maxey – Aug 07, 2020
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SHORT, but ok
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Nettie Smith – May 29, 2020
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I can not say enough good things about Dr. Ley and his Nurse Practitioner, Madina. This is the most personable, caring doctor and staff I have ever known. They go above and beyond for their patients.
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Mar 27, 2020
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He explains things very good and makes you feel at ease with anything he does. One of the best doctors I’ve seen
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Tammy – Oct 25, 2019
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Dr. Ley has been my oncology surgeon since 1999. He has operated on me three times for different cancers. He is an excellent physician who truly cares for his patients! No other surgeon will operate on me if I can get him to do it! He is always up to date on new techniques if he isn’t the one introducing them! I had major surgery and he did the nerve block and my pain was very minimal! He’s always available to his patients. Can’t praise him enough!
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Shirley Ollison – Jun 15, 2019
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Ley when he removed half of my thyroid several years ago. I would highly recommend him!
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Apr 29, 2019
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I have been with Dr. Ley for 2 years since moving to MS from NY. He is wonderful!! He is very well versed in this area and I was quite impressed with his knowledge on hormone treatment. Aside from being a great doctor, that I recommend to anyone!! In fact I was worried about a friend who was told she might have “cancer”, I texted Dr. Ley (yes he gives you a number to text him so he is always available) He got her in the next day, did a biopsy himself in his office, sent her next door for post op mammo, even though he told us about 5 days for results, within 2 she had the results and thankfully it was benign. He is very personable, takes his time to explain things to you, even when you are stubborn (he would laugh at that knowing me lol). My husband wishes he can find a Dr. just like him. I would not go to anyone else in this field, but him!
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Apr 23, 2019
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By far, the best, most compassionate and knowledgeable physician I have ever been to. Truly his gift!
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Mar 29, 2019
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I am a difficult patient. I am very frightened of pain. If he tells you that he will not let you hurt during a procedure he means it. I have complete trust in him. He is also super smart and knows what he is doing. I wish he was my dr for everything.
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Madeline Ruth Morris in Brandon, MS – Feb 12, 2019
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Took excellent care of me yesterday! He has been my doctor for 5 years! Amy his nurse was great!
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Amy – Jul 19, 2018
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I love this man. He is easy to talk to and he listens. A great Oncologist and a great surgeon.
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Martha in MS – Jun 28, 2018
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He is amazing doctor and a great person
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Hunter in Ms – Mar 12, 2018
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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.
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Patricia in Magee, MS – Mar 30, 2017
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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.
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Stephanie in Richland, MS – Jan 14, 2017
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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.
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Collette in Ridgeland, MS – Jan 03, 2017
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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.
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Stephanie Phillips in Crystal Springs, MS – Jan 02, 2017
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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!
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MJ in Jackson, MS – Jan 01, 2017
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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.
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Cindy Crutcher in Ridgeland, MS – Jan 01, 2017
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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!!!
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Misty in Greenwood, Ms – Jan 01, 2017
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He found my breast cancer and my husband Merle cell cancer
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About Me

We strive to provide excellent,  timely, innovative surgical management  but also are coordinators of your cancer care. 

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
University Tex/MD Anderson Canc Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Scott and White Clin/Tex A&M Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Scott and White Clin/Tex A&M Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Baylor Coll Med
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Merit Health Surgical Oncology

Merit Health Surgical Oncology1020 N Flowood Dr Flowood, MS 39232
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Merit Health Central

Jackson, MS

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Merit Health River Oaks

Flowood, MS

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Merit Health Woman's Hospital

Flowood, MS

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Jackson, MS

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Saint Dominic-jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson, MS

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, MS

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average