Matthew D. McDonald, DO, Bariatric Surgeon with Samaritan Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Care

Get to know Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Matthew D. McDonald, who serves the population of New York.

Dr. Matthew D. McDonald is a board certified bariatric and general surgeon with Samaritan Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Care, a partner of St. Peter’s Health. He holds expertise in Advanced Endoscopic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Robotic Surgery.

His professional interests include obesity, advanced endoscopy, minimally invasive procedures including robotic surgery, and general surgery such as GERD/reflux surgeries, foregut surgery, hernias, and abdominal wall reconstruction.

His patients have excellent experiences with him, one stating, “Dr. McDonald is not only friendly, warm and professional but made me feel at ease in a stressful situation. I felt confident that I was in the best hands and thanks to his skills, both surgeries were a complete success. Follow up care was excellent.”

The Samaritan Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Care is a Comprehensive Center accredited from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This national accreditation is reserved for bariatric care programs that meet the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

Dr. McDonald graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. After obtaining his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, he completed his general surgery residency with SUNY Upstate Syracuse. Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of treatment known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of surgery. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed at least 5 years of residency training following medical school, met all ABS training requirements, and successfully completed the ABS examination process.

To stay up to date in his field he has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

Dr. McDonald is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served as director of trauma for the 86th Combat Support Hospital deployed to the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

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