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Dr. Richard MacDowell, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 71

  12 Reviews
Dr. MacDowell

Albany Medical Center GNS

25 Hackett Blvd # MC134 Albany, NY 12208
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(518) 262-2592

Dr. Richard MacDowell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1972 and specializes in general surgery.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Friendly staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. MacDowell accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Medicaid
Managed Care
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Background Check

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. MacDowell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Biopsy of Breast
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDowell performs Biopsy of Breast more than 5% of his peers

Dr. MacDowell performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDowell performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 5% of his peers

Dr. MacDowell performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Skin Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDowell treats Skin Cancer more than 5% of his peers

Dr. MacDowell treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma

Dr. MacDowell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Dr. MacDowell's Reviews

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Dr. McDowell performed bilateral open femoral hernia repairs. Was professional, caring and took the time to educate and answer questions.
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Kind and calming. May God continue to bless Dr. MacDowell as he continues to care for his patients
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Experienced and shares all information with his patients
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Biography

Dr. Richard MacDowell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1972 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1976
Albany Medical College
Residency Hospital
1973
RPI
Undergraduate School
1972
Albany Medical College
Medical School

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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average