Dr. Phillip Ley, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Ley
Accepting new patients

Merit Health Surgical Oncology

1020 N Flowood Dr Ste A Flowood, MS 39232

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Dr. Phillip Ley, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Flowood, MS and has over 33 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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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ley

4.8

Based on 83 ratings

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Dr Ley had previewed my case and was able to answer all my questions. He was thorough and to the point. He gave me several options but also gave me my best option based on his years of experience. His manner was kind and concerned for wag at is best for me. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing surgical care.
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May 29, 2021
After being diagnosed with DCIS in May of 2020, Dr Ley suggested a mastectomy which I agreed with and since my surgery I’ve healed with little to no numbness to speak of. The Best Surgeon, Great Bedside manner, Very Professional, but also very Caring about you as a patient. I would recommend him to anyone needing breast surgery including my personal Family. He is “The Best” in his field.
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Elizabeth J Jones – May 24, 2021
A cancer experience is always a serious and extremely scary experience. A cancer experience with a parent who has devoted their life to you with an influence beyond all others could be devastating. But then you meet Dr. Ley and Modina and their staff... I can’t say that the experience wasn’t still scary and we continue to worry each day, but with the knowledge, understanding and compassion that this team offers is unmatched. The bed-side manner and sincere concern shown for my dad on a personal level (who is hard of hearing) is incredible. THANK YOU will never be enough for the way they have treated my family.
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Tracy Quin – May 06, 2021
Dr. Ley is skilled and knowledgeable in his field. He also spent a lot of time explaining procedures and answering my questions.
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Sharon – May 05, 2021
Dr. Ley and his personnel are very knowledgeable and treated me with dignity and respect.
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Rebecca R Hilderbrand – Apr 29, 2021
He was kind and very informative.
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Mar 18, 2021
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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  • Listened & answered questions
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Sonia McLain Maxey – Aug 07, 2020
SHORT, but ok
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Nettie Smith – May 29, 2020
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
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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Tammy – Oct 25, 2019
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
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
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
By far, the best, most compassionate and knowledgeable physician I have ever been to. Truly his gift!
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Mar 29, 2019
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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Madeline Ruth Morris in Brandon, MS – Feb 12, 2019
Took excellent care of me yesterday! He has been my doctor for 5 years! Amy his nurse was great!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Amy – Jul 19, 2018
I love this man. He is easy to talk to and he listens. A great Oncologist and a great surgeon.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Martha in MS – Jun 28, 2018
He is amazing doctor and a great person
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Hunter in Ms – Mar 12, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia in Magee, MS – Mar 30, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Stephanie in Richland, MS – Jan 14, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Biography

I grew up in a small town thirty miles from Houston, in the shadow of M D Anderson. The town's only doctor at the time had an office in the back of my...Read more

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Phillip Ley, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ley frequently treats Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, and Lumpectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ley treats.

Where is Dr. Phillip Ley, MD's office located?

Dr. Ley's office is located at 1020 N Flowood Dr Ste A, Flowood, MS 39232. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Phillip Ley, MD speak?

Dr. Ley speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Phillip Ley, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ley has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Dr. Ley's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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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Mastectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ley performs Mastectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ley performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
Lumpectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ley performs Lumpectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ley performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ley's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Chordoma
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Locations

Merit Health Surgical Oncology

Merit Health Surgical Oncology1020 N Flowood Dr Ste A Flowood, MS 39232
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The Surgical Clinic

St Dominic's Internal Medicine106 Highland Way Ste 200 Madison, MS 39110
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