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Matthew Philips, MD

4.8 out of 5 (259 Ratings)



About Matthew Philips

Dr. Philips is a neurological surgeon in practice with Southcoast Neurosurgery. He is on the medical staff at St. Lukes Hospital in New Bedford, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

A native of New Bedford, Dr. Philips is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania and subspecialty fellowship training in complex and reconstructive spinal surgery.

He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Joint Sections of Trauma and Critical Care and Spinal and Peripheral Nerves and North American Spine Society.

In addition to spinal reconstruction, Dr. Philips has a special interest in spine tumors, degenerative disease of the spine, brain tumors, traumatic brain injury and surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Dr. Philips is board certified in neurological surgery.

Matthew speaks Portuguese


Matthew practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

480 Hawthorn Street
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-9150

Get Directions 41.625282 -70.9559079

Southcoast Physicians Group Neurosurgery

100 Rosebrook Way 2nd floor
Wareham, MA 02571

P: 508-273-4950

Get Directions 41.77422380000001 -70.73153839999998

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (14)

  • Professional Caring staff. Thank you

  • Wait time was one hour for a ten minute office visit

  • everyone was very professional and friendly

  • Good listener

  • The doctor was late and I understand he had a emergency but it was worth the wait. The doctor was kind and caring and explained everything very clearly to me which I appreciated.

  • Dr. Phillips is super! Would recommend to anyone!

  • No improvement necessary as on previous visits I consider this to be a first class facility and Dr Phillips is the best ever

  • Dr. Phillips is an outstanding Neurosurgeon and I would recommend him to anyone. He is caring and compassionate and provided me with EXCELLENT care. The office staff is great I have absolutely no complaints.

  • Dr. Philips surgery completely eliminated my symptoms and discomfort and brought me back to optimal well-being. Feeling blessed to have such a gifted and talented surgeon right here where I live and work. Thank you again, Dr. Philips!!

  • My experience at the neurosurgery facility was life changing. I am so grateful to Dr. Phillips and his staff for the excellent care I received. I would recommend this medical center to anyone, without hesitation.

  • The doctor reviewed my symptoms & gave me a referral for a doctor that could help with my symptoms.

  • They are always prepared with all of my current health issues.

  • Couldn't be happier with the care I received at Dr Phillip's office probably should have given all 10's but I don't give anyone a perfect score

  • he did not seem to have studied my MRI before we met nor gone back to previous MRI. His action seemed to be a quick response to his first look without reviewing all the information available.

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