Dr. Montgomery Cox, BS

General SurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Cox
Accepting new patients

Unifour Family Health Care

1205 N CENTER ST Hickory, NC 28601

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(828) 324-1699

Dr. Montgomery Cox, BS is a General Surgery Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from South Carolina U, College of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cox to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cox's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cox performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cox performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cox treats Obesity more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Cox treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cox performs Esophageal Surgery more than 49% of his peers

Dr. Cox performs this procedure more than 49% of his peers

Dr. Cox's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Cox accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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  • Office environment (9)
  • Staff friendliness (8)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (8)
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  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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I never got to see him after all my hard work. I am looking to have gastric sleeve done and I have gotten all of my appointments done to finally see the surgeon. There is so much to do and on top of that I had to go to a cardiologist because some heart issues came up so I was delayed another two months. I am a ex smoker as of 4-9-2020 after smoking for 35 years. I worked hard to quit smoking in the last 4 months because I wanted to quit for my health not just this surgery. I have tried to quit in the past but never really had success. This time I have done amazing which should be a good thing but to see Dr Cox you have to be smoke free for 90 days. I told the truth and said I wasnt quit yet because honesty is best when it comes to your health. I thought you had to quit before your surgery but I misunderstood. I took the day off work for this appointment and was told 90 days smoke free. How disappointing for someone who worked so hard to quit. Looking for new surgeon.
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april swalwell – Apr 13, 2020
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Dr Cox did my gastric bypass. He was professional, supportive, and always interested with my recovery and progress. His treatment was so good I was able to make 27 laps around the surgical floor my first time up after surgery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Modern techniques, an emphasis on compassionate care, and patient education to help make complex diseases & procedures understandable. Offering a wide...Read more


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


Medical University of South Carolina Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
Medical University Hospital
Internship Hospital
South Carolina U, College of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. Montgomery Cox, BS's top areas of care?

Dr. Cox frequently treats Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure, Obesity, and Esophageal Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cox treats.

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Dr. Cox's office is located at 1205 N CENTER ST, Hickory, NC 28601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Unifour Family Health Care1205 N CENTER ST Hickory, NC 28601

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Winston Salem, NC

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)