Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr


Dr. Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr. is a highly respected, board-certified General Surgeon who specializes in weight loss surgical options. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, MacDonald received his doctor of medicine from the West Virginia School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University. He completed residencies at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, the ECU medical school, and North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Bowman-Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University School of Medicine).

Prior to joining Physicians East Bariatric Surgery Center, he spent more than 19 years at East CarolinaUniversity’s medical school, where he was professor of surgery and chief of gastrointestinal surgery and surgical endoscopy. MacDonald was also the director of the ECU Department of Surgery’s obesity research program and primary investigator for ECU on four national multi-institutional studies.

In addition to working on many national research projects, professional lectures and presentations, and published works, he was one of seven primary investigators in the U.S. in the original Food and Drug Administration trial for the “Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) System,” a minimally-invasive obesity surgery system option, and he was chosen to present the conglomerate United States results to the FDA in 2000, in Washington, D.C.

In 2006, and every year since, MacDonald was chosen as one of the “Best Doctors” in America by a survey of more than 30,000 physicians. MacDonald also has been selected to “Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care” and “Who’s Who in America.”

Dr. MacDonald lives in Greenville, NC. He and his wife, Jane, have three daughters.

Mary R.

Thanks for a great experience. Your staff was a pleasure to work with.

Mike W.

I liked not having to go to another place to have my blood work, EKG and Chest x-ray done prior to surgery.

William M.

I enjoyed attending your Bariatric Support Group on Wednesday night. I learned so much from the speaker, as well as from other patients that were in attendance. It is nice being able to have this extended support system.

Laura K.

I am so happy that your program added Facebook and a website. I have enjoyed getting new recipes and diet tips to assist in my weight loss journey.

William G

Just wanted to say Dr MacDonald is the greatest! I recently had gastric bypass surgery and I’m doing very good!

Linda B

I purchased the fruit drinks and protein bars from your Nutricenter and they are delicious! So happy I can use these to get my daily intake of protein after surgery.

Mary K

Dr McGuire was very informative during the bariatric seminar and I look forward to my surgery with him in the next few months.

Dawn B

Best surgical practice in town! I’m so glad my doctor referred me to see Dr McGuire he was so nice and informative in my preoperative appointment for bypass surgery. I can not wait until I have surgery and start seeing results!

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