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Robert Macdonald, MD

Dr. Macdonald is a general surgeon in the Denver area. He is affiliated with Rose Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
75 doctors
Top 15%
75 doctors
Top 5%
37 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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111 doctors
Top 15%
111 doctors
Top 5%
55 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw sprained joint patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw more ventral hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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60 doctors
Top 15%
60 doctors
Top 5%
30 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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297 doctors
Top 15%
296 doctors
Top 5%
148 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
Top 15%
31 doctors
Top 5%
15 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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24 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw more umbilical hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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163 doctors
Top 15%
163 doctors
Top 5%
81 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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49 doctors
Top 15%
48 doctors
Top 5%
24 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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13 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
356 doctors
Top 15%
356 doctors
Top 5%
177 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw pilonidal cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
Top 25%
39 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw sebaceous cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
Top 25%
310 doctors
Top 15%
309 doctors
Top 5%
154 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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48 doctors
Top 15%
49 doctors
Top 5%
24 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
Top 25%
15 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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17 doctors
Top 15%
17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
Top 25%
326 doctors
Top 15%
327 doctors
Top 5%
163 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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165 doctors
Top 15%
165 doctors
Top 5%
82 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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70 doctors
Top 15%
70 doctors
Top 5%
34 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw abscess patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
Top 25%
148 doctors
Top 15%
148 doctors
Top 5%
74 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
125 doctors
Top 15%
124 doctors
Top 5%
62 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
Top 25%
248 doctors
Top 15%
248 doctors
Top 5%
124 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
264 doctors
Top 15%
264 doctors
Top 5%
131 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
220 doctors
Top 15%
220 doctors
Top 5%
109 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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200 doctors
Top 15%
200 doctors
Top 5%
99 doctors
Dr. Macdonald saw heart disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Macdonald’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Macdonald 39%
Predicted for his patients 26%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Macdonald’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Macdonald’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Macdonald’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Macdonald’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Macdonald’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Macdonald 97%
Predicted for his patients 82%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Macdonald’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Macdonald’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Macdonald’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Macdonald’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Macdonald’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Macdonald 98%
Predicted for his patients 91%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Macdonald’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Macdonald’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Macdonald’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Macdonald’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Macdonald sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SURGICAL ASSOCIATES
4545 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
875 miles away
  • Spanish
  • Russian

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Credentials
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1991
  • U S DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Macdonald is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Rose Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield