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Dr. Matthew McDonald, DO

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 45

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Dr. McDonald

Samaritan Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Care

2 New Hampshire Ave Troy, NY 12180
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(518) 687-9779

Dr. Matthew McDonald, DO is a bariatric surgery specialist in Troy, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) in 2001 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.

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Dr. McDonald accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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. McDonald's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald performs Esophageal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McDonald performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Obesity
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Obesity more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 84% of his peers

Dr. McDonald performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonald

4.9

Based on 14 reviews

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Dr. McDonald is amazing! He is so nice and he’s a good sense of humor. I tell everyone about my surgery with him and how he made me feel so relaxed. He held my hand as I was going under. Those are things that you’ll never forget. Thank your Dr. McDonald for being such a wonderful doctor!
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He is very dedicated to his patients and his practice. I am a nurse and recommend his services every day to patients since I experienced his expertise first hand. This doctor saved my life. He is truly one of the best physicians I have ever encountered .... and as a lifetime patient with many illnesses and comorbidities to diabetes I have seen a lot of them. He will not let you down.
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Dr. M is fabulous! Awesome surgeon and I have recommened him to many, including my daughter and she loved him as well!! Super sweet, easy to talk to, explained everything in detail and overall an awesome experience! I yr post op today and living life to the fullest!!!!
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Everything from surgery to post surgery was great. However they were slow on introducing foods back into the diet. I had gotten to the point that meat (protein) was boring and making me nauseous. Essentially I was becoming a vegetarian. 5-6 months post op they were not introducing enough foods for variety. This was based, as I was told, on past cases. Fine for data but everyone is an individual and the diet needs to be tailored as such. Overall needs to base on individual, not a data script.
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Dr McDonald performed several surgeries while briefly at Saratoga Hispital in 2010. A breast lumpectomy smong two others. I was never rushed at appointments and all was explained thoroughly. I never encountered any issues at all. He is an excellent practitioner and I am so very happy he has returned to the area.
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Awesome he is a fantastic Dr I would recommend him to everyone I already have
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Biography

Dr. Matthew McDonald, DO is a bariatric surgery specialist in Troy, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) in 2001 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
SUNY Upstate
Residency Hospital
2001
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)
Medical School

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average