Dr. Robert Macdonald, MD

Dr. Robert Macdonald, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Macdonald, MD is a general surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in general surgery and gastroenterological surgery.Read his story

Rocky Mountain Surgical Associates

4545 E 9th Ave Ste 460

Denver, CO 80220
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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more than 5% of peers
more than 5% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Macdonald's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Macdonald "Dr. Macdonald's undergraduate work was at University of California, San Diego, and he earned his medical degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He received his surgical training at University of Colorado in Denver, and has been with Rocky Mountain Surgical Associates since 1996. He is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a fellow of The American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Hernia Society.His practice is based at Rose Medical Center in Denver, where he has served as Vice Chairman of Surgery. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Colorado. He performs surgeries at Rose Medical Surgical Center and Mile High Surgical Center.Dr. Macdonald has specialized in Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery since 1996. In 2017, he created The Mile High Hernia Institute to focus his practice on hernia surgery. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic hernia operations. He also specializes in the surgical treatment of sports hernias.Dr. Macdonald is affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, Denver University, CU Health, and Colorado State University. He has been married since 1991 and has 3 boys. He also enjoys golf, fishing, and trying to get his boys through college. He has been recognized several times in Top Docs edition of Denver's 5280 magazine."
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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Macdonald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Macdonald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Macdonald to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Macdonald's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr McDonald is exactly what you hope to get and deserve to get when engaging a surgeon. Outstanding, caring manner. Takes the time needed to explain the procedure, answer your questions, and assure you of the outcome - which, in my case, was as advertised. He loves what he does - and it shows. ...more
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Extremely happy with the surgery, the recovery was fast and virtually painless! Dr. Macdonald and his staff did an awesome job! Highly recommend.
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Fantastic guy...explained in detail what I was going through with my first surgery ever, followed up, made sure that we were on the same page. RECOMMEND!
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He has an outstanding reputation, speaks plainly yet has a wonderful manner, and the surgery he performed on me as exactly as promised, with an excellent outcome. He is a highly skilled surgeon who deserves all the accolades he gets.
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