Dr. John MacGillivray, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 55
(31)
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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.

523 E 72nd St Fl 2

New York, NY 10021

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Dr. John MacGillivray, MD

Dr. John MacGillivray, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. MacGillivray's Experience

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Dr. MacGillivray's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
34

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)

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. MacGillivray has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. MacGillivray's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. MacGillivray to family and friends
3.4
based on 31 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. MacGillivray's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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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Dr. MacGillivray accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. MacGillivray has admitting privileges

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021
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