Dr. Robert McCoy, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 64

General Surgery

Dr. Robert McCoy, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Fullerton, CA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with St. Jude Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Robert McCoy, MD

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

1950 Sunny Crest Dr Ste 2600 Fullerton, CA 92835 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(714) 446-5260

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Affiliated with St. Jude Medical Center Fullerton, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. McCoy's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCoy treats Gallstones more than 100% of his peers

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

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCoy treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McCoy treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Ventral Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCoy treats Ventral Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McCoy treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McCoy's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. McCoy accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
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Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. McCoy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCoy

4.4

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
78.94736842105263%
(30)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(2)
3 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
13.157894736842104%
(5)
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Dr Robert McCoy was straightforward with my wife’s diagnosis. He was friendly, attentive and supportive on how she was feeling about her leg lipomas. The surgery went well and the incision site is healing well. My wife is grateful for having him as her doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 19, 2022
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Sorry for late review but just filled out paperwork to get a sore knee diagnosed in another state. The question came up on prior surgery and who the doctor was. Well, only had one surgery and that was a slight hernia repair by Dr. McCoy in April/2017. This guy and his whole staff were so professional !! I called McCoy 'Bones' from Star Trek series jargon and he knew (prob gets that a lot) exactly what that was, and we had fun with that. Dr. McCoy answered all questions and was very reassuring about full recovery. It is now Oct 2021 and never a problem again with the hernia. If I was still in CA. I would still be seeing this Dr. and Group, knowing if something came up that they couldn't handle, I would be given a first rate referral to someone that could. Thanks again Dr. McCoy and staff for everything you people do. GOD Bless !! Stephen Sullivan
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephen Sullivan – Oct 15, 2021
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My experience with Dr. McCoy and his staff was excellent. His communication with me was clear and direct. I appreciated his honesty. He took as much time as needed during all of my appointments. Would highly recommend. Also, my experiences with the Plaza Surgery Center, the breast center, the MRI and nuclear med departments and St. Jude Hospital Surgery were excellent. The nurses and staff carried out their jobs with caring and excellence.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diane Freeman – Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. McCoy left me in worse pain than before he performed my surgery (twice). I still showed that i had a hernia on a CT Scan directly after hernia repair. I was in terrible pain and Dr. McCoy was dismissive. I begged him to do surgery a second time and nothing was repaired. I just had hiatal hernia repair by another surgeon and requested that this surgeon assess what was wrong and why I was in so much pain. He explained to me that the hernia "repair" that I received from Dr. McCoy only showed that he sewed a mesh on. He did NOT sew my hernia shut prior. This left a pocket and my open hernia rubs against the plastic mesh. TERRIBLE that I have to have 3rd surgery to fix what Dr. McCoy was negligent at. I have been in pain for over 2 years...I highly suggest you have someone else operate on you. Dr. McCoy did not care that I was in pain and that there was something wrong. He just didn't want to admit that he did a poor surgery.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 31, 2020
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Very proficient team. Absolutely would recommend Dr. McCoy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debby Bukky – Sep 15, 2020
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer under the care of a different doctor/medical provider. Its devastating enough to learn you have cancer but to be given the run around that im not approved to see a surgeon or oncologist just added more unnecessary stress. Thats when i switched over to St Jude and was under the care of Dr Mccoy, he is absolutely the most genuine doctor i have ever met. Very professional, caring, compassionate and didn't make you feel rushed and he made sure you understood everything. He always told me they will take good care of me and thats exactly what he and his staff did. The day of surgery talking with hospital staff, they all spoke very highly of Dr Mccoy which made me feel very fortunate that i was under the care of a very highly respected surgeon. Thank you Dr Mccoy and the St Jude Staff for taking great care of me and making me feel at ease through this devastating journey.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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VMoreno – Jan 03, 2020
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Dr. McCoy is very quiet and direct - but tease with him and you'll find a sense of playfulness and a good sense of friendship. I trusted his hand twice (gallbladder that led to discovery of gallbladder cancer and follow up surgery) and melanoma (surgery and lymph node removal). These surgeries were six years apart. All's well that ends well and the folks at St. Jude, outpatient center, Dr. McCoy and his staff were all awesome. I trust his hand and his knowledge.
6 people found this helpful
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Aug 06, 2019
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Dr. McCoy is a fantastic surgeon. He is open, honest, and has wonderful bedside manners. He performed my laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 37 minutes. No issues at all. I highly recommend Dr. McCoy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Brian Henderson in Chino , CA – Jun 21, 2019
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Dr. McCoy is truly one of a kind in his specialty. He performed a very difficult and delicate surgery on my 77 year old wife and through it all, he was there for us every day for a visit after the surgery. I would recommend his skills and abilities as well as his personal touch as the best there is in his specialty.
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May 24, 2019
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Dr. McCoy was excellent. He treated me with respect and compassion. I have had many health problems leading up to my surgery which he understood. His entire team was fantastic. Hats off to the surgical nurses who made me feel as ease. Also the anesthesiologist was the best in any surgery I have ever had. My experience was blessed with this team and I thank them all.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Katherine Burge in Placentia, CA – Apr 09, 2017
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I am due to have surgery next week. I realize this doctor has a large staff. I was trying to have my surgery in January - couldn't get scheduled until February. It took the scheduler 10 days to call me to schedule, after I had my appointment. Then I called the"scheduler" to ask some questions about which medications I should stop taking. I left a message. I had to call a couple days later again to ask again. Not happy with the mannerisms of his staff - he needs a more responsive staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
4 people found this helpful
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Lisa in Fullerton, CA – Feb 16, 2017
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Dr. McCoy was one of the first doctors to take my condition seriously, and worked quickly and efficiently to get all my issues addressed. I have another appointment with him to resolve the issue as it has arose in a different location and am relieved to be in such able hands again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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AM in Yorba Linda, CA – Jan 05, 2017
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Dr. McCoy was very direct but caring- He explained everything fully and I trusted his knowledge and experience. All went very well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Deb K in Chino Hills, CA – Oct 08, 2016
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Misdiagnosis and immediately suggested pain management. Looking for a new surgeon, after family doctor in Guadalajara reviewed MRI. Lost trust in Dr. McCoy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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CP in Whittier, CA – May 28, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Providing a full range of surgical care, including the latest minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques.

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Cabrini Med Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Cabrini Med Center
Internship Hospital
1985
New York Medical College
Medical School
1980
University of San Diego
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Robert McCoy, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Robert McCoy, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McCoy frequently treats Gallstones, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Ventral Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McCoy treats.

Where is Dr. Robert McCoy, MD's office located?

Dr. McCoy's office is located at 1950 Sunny Crest Dr Ste 2600, Fullerton, CA 92835. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Robert McCoy, MD speak?

Dr. McCoy speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

General Surgery1950 Sunny Crest Dr Ste 2600 Fullerton, CA 92835
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St. Jude Medical Center

Fullerton, CA

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)