Dr. Kenneth MacDonald, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 65
  
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 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. MacDonald has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in his area. 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 accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald performs Gallbladder Removal more than 98% of their peers

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

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 91% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 77% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 55% of their peers

Dr. MacDonald performs this procedure more than 55% of their peers

Check Dr. MacDonald's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. MacDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • 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)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • 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
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • 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
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • 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
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth MacDonald, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Greenville, NC and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. MacDonald has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other spec...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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Locations

Physicians East, P.A.

Physicians East1850 W Arlington Blvd Greenville, NC 27834
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Vidant Medical Center

Greenville, NC

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)