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Dr. Bart MacDonald, MD

Brain Injury Medicine ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. MacDonald

Dr. Bart MacDonald, MD is a brain injury medicine specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med in 2000 and specializes in brain injury medicine, neurosurgery, and more.

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Dr. MacDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Fracture
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

To walk with you and your family in the trying times of an unexpected health crisis. The goal is help you understand your condition, see ALL the treatment options, and be able to understand the reason for choosing the best option for you in light of ...


  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency Hospital
University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
Residency Hospital
Residency Hospital
U NC at Chapel Hill
Residency Hospital
University of Florida-Gainesville
Internship Hospital
Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Medical School
Georgia Institute of Technology
Undergraduate School
Georgia College
Undergraduate School


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Had cervical and lumbar surgeries in 2018.
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Failed back surgery May 29 2015 left me deformed and disabled. Now he’s a brain trauma spec- guess many of them can’t complain. I went from spinal fusion straight to a rehab center. No follow up. I’m still broken.
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I’ve had two procedures with Dr. MacDonald: a herniated disc in T-4,T-5 December 2015. He was great explaining the procedure and listening to me. I went back to him this week and performed a cervical spinal fusion C5-C6, C6-C7. He came in ahead of time and we had a great conversation. He followed up with me early evening in the hospital room. It is perfectly clear with Dr. MacDonald that his goal is to do what he can to get you out of pain. Simply the best! (This is after trying Emory)
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Amazing Doc. Very interested in helping me. Took time to explain everything.
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He is the greatest surgeon I ever found, & the kindest man that I have ever had the honor to know. For 1.5 years I got bounced around with horrible doctors at Emory who said I had herniated discs and wouldn't listen as the pain kept getting worse. Dr. MacDonald listened, he looked & found my L5 was shattered, the discs didn't heal due to bones piercing them, & swelling on the nerves damaged them. I believe if I met him first I would be walking. He is a wonderful doctor and treats you like family
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If my son, husband or any other friend or family member needed the expertise of a neurosurgeon with my eyes closed I would take them to Dr. MacDonald and his team. He fix my back with his blessed expertise and from the beginning was honest and caring never rushing to finish with me and move to the next patient. If you are worried about your surgery and looking for a second opinion go to him. He was my second opinion and the last one.
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Dr. MacDonald injured my spinal cord during my surgery. Although I knew the risks of surgery, this doctor never informed me of the injury and didn't explain my paralysis. The hospital failed to inform me either. i was quickly transferred to a rehabilitation hospital and Dr. MacDonald did no follow up at all. I have suffered and struggled for 3 years and I am 100% disabled. I just wish he would've been more forthcoming . Maybe that's why he left Texas.
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Dr. MacDonald is an accomplished surgeon with terrific patient empathy and consideration. After suffering with spinal stenosis for years Dr. MacDonald recommended a procedure to correct my issues. I am grateful for his skill and expertise in performing the procedure to the point that I now feel like a new person. Minimal recovery time. I would highly recommend Dr. MacDonald.
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Dr. Bart McDonald is an excellent, knowledgeable and extremely caring physician. I went to him for lumbar surgery recommendations and options. After speaking about my symptoms, he recommended my neck be checked and found I had severe cervical spinal stenosis which needed correction ASAP. I underwent surgery in November and had a fusion from c-4 thru c-7 and he did a phenomenal job!! I cannot express how grateful I am to him and his staff for taking such good care of me. I feel great! Thank you
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