Dr. Kenneth MacDonald, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 66

Dr. MacDonald
Accepting new patients

Physicians East, P.A.

1850 W Arlington Blvd Greenville, NC 27834

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(252) 413-6735

Dr. Kenneth MacDonald, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Greenville, NC and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from West Virginia University medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. MacDonald to book an appointment.

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Dr. MacDonald is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center Greenville, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. MacDonald's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 98% of his peers

Dr. MacDonald performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald performs Gallbladder Removal more than 97% of his peers

Dr. MacDonald performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Inguinal Hernia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Inguinal Hernia more than 92% of his peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. MacDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. MacDonald accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. MacDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. MacDonald

4.6

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
90%
(9)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10%
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Excellent surgeon who is also caring, kind and very knowledgeable. He has operated on me several times with great outcomes. He has always made sure I had the best care for my condition, even if it meant referring me to other physicians. I am alive today because other doctors couldn't find out what was wrong, but he never gave up. I am fours year cancer free post pancreatic surgery. I would never go to anyone but him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sandra Ange – Nov 19, 2020
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I underwent bariactric bypass on June 1, 2018 with Dr. MacDonald as my Surgeon. He was very thorough leading up to my surgery and just as thorough over a year later. Dr. MacDonald is very concerned, attention driven, reliable, considerate, highly knowledgeable, very trustworthy, takes time to listen and also very dedicated. His Staff is very supportive and always a pleasure and blessing. I will always praise Dr. MacDonald, not for giving me my life back but giving me a new life. I always thank God for Dr. MacDonald.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joan Reardon – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. MacDonald is an amazing physician/surgeon. He is very skilled and methodical in what he does. For anyone considering bariatric surgery, he is the ONLY ONE I would consider. I have had ZERO complications from my surgery. Follow-up care is excellent. The whole office is very professional and easy to work with.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
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1 person found this helpful
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Greenville, NC – Mar 27, 2017
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I am a physician. My son called to tell me that he was in the ER at Vidant and that he needed surgery. I live 525 miles away. Dr. MacDonald was very kind, intelligent and skilled. My son had a rare surgical emergency that was not a typical presentation. The GI doctor got it wrong and the radiologists didn't figure it out either. If you need a caring, smart, gifted physician/surgeon, Dr. MacDonald is the right person. I recommend him. He saved my son's life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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NJ Physician and Father in Wayne, NJ – Apr 09, 2016
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He was not interested in my care after my procedure and acted as if my need for post op care was an inconvenience and irritated him. Would never even see this surgeon again, not even for an ingrown toenail and would never recommend him to anyone I cared about. Would have selected zero stars if I could.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Greenville NC – Feb 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth MacDonald, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Greenville, NC and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
E Carolina University School Med
Residency Hospital
1984
North Carolina Baptist Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
West Virginia University
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Kenneth MacDonald, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. MacDonald frequently treats Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Removal, and Inguinal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. MacDonald treats.

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Dr. MacDonald's office is located at 1850 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Physicians East, P.A.

Physicians East1850 W Arlington Blvd Greenville, NC 27834
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. MacDonald is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Vidant Medical Center

Greenville, NC

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)