Dr. W. Phillips, MD

Dr. W. Phillips, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. W. Phillips, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

1000 E 5th St Ste 400

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 595-6680

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 18 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Phillips performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
high
more than 87% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
more than 76% of peers
Vascular Disease
normal
more than 70% of peers

Dr. Phillips's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Phillips' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Phillips "Stephen Phillips, MD is a Board Certified General Surgeon and Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon who practices at the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute in Tyler, Texas."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Phillips "Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon W. Stephen Phillips, MD, was trained in Houston by pioneering heart surgeon Denton Cooley, MD, and has been practicing heart surgery at ETMC since 1997.

However, Dr. Phillips isn't comfortable in the spotlight of publicity but where it matters most: in the surgical suite."Cardiac surgery is complex with each case presenting a different set of obstacles. The stakes are high, which is an aspect that continues to intrigue me.

"Dr. Phillips doesn't just pay attention to his patients when they're on the operating table. He also treats every patient outside of the operating arena as if he or she were the only one he is taking care of. "I want them to recognize me not only as their surgeon but as their friend.""

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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30  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Bethesda Usn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Bethesda Usn Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Tex Heart Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Phillips has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Phillips does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Phillips and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Phillips' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Phillips to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Phillips' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I was very pleased with Dr Phillips He did my husband's heart Bypass surgery. Then he did my 4 bypass surgery Would not trust any other Doctor Very caring and understanding He and Dr Sick saved my life
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Dr. Phillips saved my husband’s life in February 2018. He is an excellent surgeon and a very caring person.
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