Dr. Bart MacDonald, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. MacDonald
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists

470 Northside Cherokee Blvd Ste 470 Canton, GA 30115

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(770) 721-9540

Dr. Bart MacDonald, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Canton, GA. Dr. MacDonald has more experience with Spine and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northside Hospital and Northside Hospital Cherokee. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. MacDonald to book an appointment.


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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Spondylosis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Myelopathy more than 98% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 99% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Subdural Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 71% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Cranial Trauma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Cranial Trauma more than 69% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

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Dr. MacDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • 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
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Fracture
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Dr. MacDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. MacDonald

4.6

Based on 52 ratings

5 Stars
88.46153846153847%
(46)
4 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
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3 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
(4)
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (48)
  • Explained conditions well (48)
  • Listened & answered questions (48)
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  • Long wait times (31)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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Absolutely the best! I had a great experience with Dr. MacDonald for my spinal fusion at Northside Cherokee Hospital. I was very well informed and educated on the procedure, and his office staff was efficient and available as needed. My care was excellent, healing smooth and as expected. I couldn’t be happier with the care I received. I highly recommend Dr. MacDonald!
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Kendra – Jul 14, 2020
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Dr. MacDonald is an excellent physician. I had lost all hope of find a surgical resolution and he gave that back to me. He actually listens to his patients and very thorough. Great personality. Highly recommend if you are in need of a neurosurgeon.
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Sean S. – Jan 28, 2020
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Had cervical and lumbar surgeries in 2018.
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Cumming – Feb 22, 2019
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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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Barbara Ducote in Monroe, Ga – Nov 08, 2018
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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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M. HEALD in Sugar Hill, GA – Apr 21, 2018
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Amazing Doc. Very interested in helping me. Took time to explain everything.
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bob in alpharetta, ga – Jan 15, 2018
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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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Dahlonega, GA – Mar 22, 2017
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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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Wanda in Decatur, GA – Mar 17, 2017
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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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BettyT in Corpus Christi, TX – Sep 15, 2016
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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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Jim C in Braselton, GA – Jul 01, 2016
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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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Annette Garcia in Cartersville, GA – Dec 31, 2015
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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 ...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency Hospital
2011
University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
Residency Hospital
2007
Harvard/bwh
Residency Hospital
2002
U NC at Chapel Hill
Residency Hospital
2001
University of Florida-Gainesville
Internship Hospital
1996
Georgia Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School
1988
Georgia College
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists

Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists470 Northside Cherokee Blvd Ste 470 Canton, GA 30115
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Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists1505 Northside Blvd Ste 2500 Cumming, GA 30041
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Northside Hospital Cherokee

Canton, GA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northside Hospital Forsyth

Cumming, GA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)