Dr. John MacGillivray, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. John MacGillivray, MD
Dr. John MacGillivray, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. MacGillivray is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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    John D MacGillivray MD523 E 72nd St Fl 2
    New York, NY 10021
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    Patient Comments (5)
    in NY |
    Saw him about 5 years ago for a meniscus and ACL that he repaired. Today, I still have knee discomfort and pain. I only went to him because no other Dr. at HSS at that time would take my insurance. I've had great success with past surgeons at HSS. It's the only place to go! (so i thought) As I have shared with other Drs. at HSS since my past surgery. (I have new ins.) My was dog treated better by our Vet. than I was by this clown. But unfortunately you get what you paid for. HSS is great.
    in East Northport, NY |
    I have seen Dr MacGillivray for several issues. He resolved all my previous knee, collar bone and recently other knee issues. He is knowledgeable and excellent.
    Port Washington, NY |
    MacGillivray diagnosed my pain as a knee problem and recommended arthroscopic surgery. It did not address my pain, and multiple DRs have since told me it was hamstring tendinitis. 2 months after the surgery, I developed new pain at the portal site, which I have been told by HSS is nerve damage. 1 year later, my quads atrophied from the nerve pain and I now have patellar tendinitis from the atrophy. I am in constant pain and barely able to walk. It is not possible to explain the damage to my life
    in New York, NY |
    I visited Dr. MacGillivray about a possible torn ACL The doc rushed to get me of his office. He failed to read my entire MRI report until I asked about a secondary ligament rapture in my knee besides my ACL.His staff is eager to get me to schedule an operation right away even when I've insufficient information to decide about his recommended surgery approach, and when this doc charges a penalty if a patient cancels a surgery appointment in less than a certain number of days.
    in New York, NY |
    I've now seen him twice--both times for a second opinion. First time, an orthopedist wanted me to wear a hip-to-ankle cast for three months for a horizontal patella fracture. Dr. MacG said just wear a knee brace for two weeks. He was right. I was fine. This time, I was told an MRI showed an ACL rupture. Dr. MacG read it and said it didn't show that at all. This was consistent with my lack of pain. Dr MacG knows his stuff and clearly doesn't recommend surgery unnecessarily.
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Meniscus Injuries
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


    • Medical School
      Tufts University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1990

    • Internship Hospital
      New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus

      Completed in 1991

    • Residency Hospital
      Hospital For Special Surgery

      Completed in 1995

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Hospital For Special Surgery

      Completed in 1999

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
    • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Knee Osteotomy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee Tendon Repair
    • Lateral Meniscus Repair
    • Medial Meniscus Repair
    • Meniscus Surgery
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Stabilizations
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate