Dr. Roderick MacArthur


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Specialty:Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Hospital: U Of A
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Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 27 reviews. Dr. Roderick MacArthur has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon-related: coronary artery bypass, heart valve repair, heart valve replacement, heart defects, artery surgery, heart surgery, lung surgery, esophagus surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant, pulmonary disease, esophageal disease, arterial disease, angioplasty, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, pacemaker, chest cavity surgery, stents
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RID: 5183444
15/02/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. MacArthur is an outstanding skilled surgeon and specialist. His willingness to explain, take on the challenge of an extremely complex heart surgery was so much appreciated. He is an exceptional doctor who western Canada is lucky to have. Anyone should trust his highly recognized competence, superior skill, vast knowledge -- knowing they are truly in the care of a compassionate & talented surgeon! Dr. MacArthur is the best of the best!  Respond
RID: 3629440
10/12/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. MacArthur saved my life, plain and simple. Dr. MacArthur's exceptional talent, his brilliant mind and nurturing, compassionate spirit are unsurpassed. This beautiful man works tirelessly, from morning to night and through the operations and 16 hour days, maintains his gentle and optimistic disposition. He is a thoughtful and intuitive doctor, always taking the time to visit and check on his patients whatever the time of day. I have several friends who are medical doctors and specialists in their field who can attest to his incredible reputation as one of the most highly regarded heart surgeons anywhere;period. We are so, so fortunate to have this fantastic, skilled, caring surgeon at the Mazankowski Heart Institute. He will be in my heart(figuratively) forever and I hope literally, never again. My wife, Julia and I are forever grateful to Dr. MacArthur and his administrative assistant, Noella, for their heart. Godspeed to all. Give em hell. Marcus Walsh 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 3578871
23/10/13 5 5 5 5 Doctor was very friendly, professional, and the care from the staff was excellent.  Respond
RID: 2651822
18/05/13 5 5 5 5 I owe my life to Dr. MacArthur and his skill and compassion as a surgeon. My chances of survival without the double valve surgery he performed were 0%, but Dr. MacArthur was willing to perform the surgery and extend my life. Dr. MacArthur has been an angel in our lives. I went from counting my days to playing in the garden with my grandchildren and looking forward to many more years watching them grow. He and his staff, especially Noella, are extremely competent and caring. I don't have enough good things to say about Dr. MacArthur and his team. If you are blessed enough to have Dr. MacArthur as your surgeon, you are in the very best of hands. 
Insurance: AHC
RID: 2611444
08/04/13 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Roderick MacArthur very kind, helpful and knowledgeable as was his resident and staff. He gave me information which changed my mind about the type of valve I would opt for. His staff person (Noella) is a real gem and she was very helpful in assisting me and reducing my anxiety. The anesthetist was great, and the ICU and ward staff were excellent. I feel Dr. MacArthur and his team have given me a new lease on life for which I am more thankful than words can express. I am gaining energy every day. I am on minimal medications, and I am in the process of changing my lifestyle to make full use of the opportunity I have been given for the extra time I have left. Although I thanked Dr. MacArthur at my exit interview, I cannot fully express the gratitude and good fortune I feel to have been his patient. Best Wishes to Dr. MacArthur and His wonderful team! Joseph Wood  Respond
RID: 2471267
10/11/12 5 5 5 5 The cardiac surgery I have undergone was handled as professionnaly as anyone can ask, from the front office coordination to the pre-surgery meetings with Dr. MacArthur, his concerns for my overall health situation as well as the cardiac, his willingness to coordinate his work with that of another surgery and his handling of the actualcardiac surgery and in-hospital care is the finest it could possibly have been. His care to ensure my wife understood what was going to happen and keep her to date on surgical and recovery matters was tremendously appreciated. We also wish to extend our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Abdo Elhenawy for his surgical work and post-operative patient contact and care. Also many thanks to Noella for all her efforts and support during this process. To all of you "Thank You!".  Respond
RID: 2415217
01/09/12 5 4 5 5 Dr. MacArthur spent considerable time with me, explaining the procedure I was to undergo. He answered all my questions in a patient, accommodating manner and explained all the risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as what I could expect after the surgery. I have noted his punctuality as a "4" only because he is a very busy man, and the day I was scheduled for a followup after my procedure, his time was taken up with a couple of emergency surgeries. Dr. MacArthur is someone I would trust my life to in a heartbeat (literally!).  Respond
RID: 2402280
15/08/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. MacArthur is a fantastic doctor as he made me and my family feel very confortable as he explained everything about the bypass operation and what the chances of recovery were as I'm 74 years of age. He explained what my chances were if I didn't have the operation and what to expect by having it. It made my decision for me and my family so much easier. I found that his staff to be very good and helpful.Dr. MacArthur is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I would recommend his services to anyone. I'm so happy I made the decision to proceed with the operation as I was in the hands of a very competent and caring doctor.  Respond
RID: 2297427
27/06/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Macarthur, makes one feel at ease within minutes. He explains what the problem is and how he plans to correct the problem. Very friendly and informative. I was very lucky to be treated by this Doctor.  Respond
RID: 2159741
24/05/12 5 5 5 5 I had an excellent experience. He was very kind and knowledgeable.  Respond
RID: 2114645
06/05/12 5 5 5 5 I trusted Dr. MacArthur from the first encounter. He was in no way condescending and used encouraging words despite the gravity of the situation. I was impressed he rounded on Sunday. Natura Sanat Medicus Adjuvat  Respond
RID: 1829495
01/04/12 5 5 5 5 I had my surgery on Sept 30, 2011, having an aneurysm repaired and a bovine aortic value implanted replacing a bicuspid value. Dr. MacArthur was the most professional surgeon a patient could wish for. My recovery is complete thanks, in my opinion, to my excellent surgeon!  Respond
RID: 1731144
07/03/12 5 5 5 5 We have no word to express how grateful we are for Dr. MacArthur and his team. If you are referred to Dr. MacArthur you cannot be in better hands. Many many thanks. J. Rivera and Family  Respond
RID: 1657735
10/12/11 5 5 5 5 I am extremely grateful that Dr. MacArthur was recommended to me for heart surgery. He was very friendly and explained the surgery procedure prior to the operation and I had complete confidence that all would go well. I had no fear going into surgery and really appreciate him giving me an extended and better quality of life. The post-operative visit answered my questions and was assured that he was available at any time for any future concerns I might have. Dr. MacArthur's assistant, Noella, has also been extremely friendly and efficient in setting up all my appointments with the doctor. She is a great person.  Respond
RID: 1651938
04/12/11 5 5 5 5 I had full confidence in Doctor MacArthur and his team from day one. Pleasant approach with the patient, positive outlook.  Respond
RID: 1648849
01/12/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. MacArthur met with us in November in preparation to do a very complex surgery in January. Unfortunately, my husband required the aortic replacement surgery in an emergency situation in Calgary. Dr. MacArthur was consulted, and managed to arrange to be at the surgery in Calgary, to assist. It was a huge relief to our family to have him there, as he was the most informed about the situation, and had trained the doctor who was going to do the surgery in Calgary. We were happy to have two brilliant minds in a surgery that was uncharted territory for them both!  Respond
RID: 1640760
21/11/11 5 5 5 5 The staff provided prompt care when needed.I was allowed a longer recovery time in the hospital because I did not feel ready to go home, which I greatly appreciated.I recall the Dr. being punctual with his visits aroung ten o'clock each morning.He always had a happy face and was very pleasant when answering mine or my families questions.The answers were always satisfactory. Thank You  Respond
RID: 1637629
17/11/11 5 5 5 5 Very skilled surgeon,did my triple bypass,and I have been fine since!  Respond
RID: 1523387
26/08/11 5 5 5 5 I cannot say enough good things about Dr. MacArthur and his team. He was my husbands surgeon for aortic valve replacement and double by-pass. His bedside manner is the best bar none. He is very compassionate, explained everything so well to us. Thanks a million Dr. MacArthur.  Respond
RID: 1483849
11/07/11 5 4 5 5 Was very impressed with my care from Dr MaCarthur,he is an exceptional surgeon and person. My whole experience from start to finish with Noella, Dr Macarthur & the Mazankowsy centre were the best. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Dr Macarthur.  Respond
RID: 1480177
06/07/11 5 5 5 5 Very professional and genuinely concerned about the patient. Knowledgeable, approachable, thorough. would highly recommend Dr. MacArthur and his team to anyone in need of ex cardiac surgery.  Respond
RID: 1453386
31/05/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. MacArthur is a wonderful surgeon. His gentle caring attitude helped me so much pre and post-surgery. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone requiring heart surgery.  Respond
RID: 1004066
06/10/09 5 5 5 5 I was truly grateful to have Dr. MacArthur as my surgeon. I found him to be a very compassionate and caring Dr. He takes the time to explain to the patient what to expect. Hats off to a excellent surgeon with great bedside manners!! I had valve replacement in August 2009. His assistant Noella was always kind and considerate on the telephone.  Respond
RID: 846573
29/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dr.macarthur is a great doc, my husband had a aortic aneurysm they fit us in to see him but on the day we went for a consult he was tied in surgery and we had to go back 2 days later for the consult, but the day we were waiting the assistant called him in surgery to see how long he would be and he took the time out to talk to my husband oh the phone while he was still in the surgery room to say he was sorry he was late and to tell him to come back in a few days to see him. He wanted to see him right away cause his aneurysm was large, we went back to see him and 5 days later my husband had open heart surgery. His assistant noella is the best she is kind and got everything in order so my husband could have his surgery so fast.My hats off to Dr. Macarthur and his team they are the best, and would recommend anybody to him.  Respond
RID: 770978
23/01/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. MacArthur is one of the kindest doctors we have met.My husband had a quad bypass and we are truly grateful for this talented man. His bedside manner is bar none and thanks to Noella for all you infomation and caring.  Respond
RID: 589739
14/05/08 5 5 5 5 The last post is exactly what I would have said right down to his assistant Noella. Wow, couldn't ask for a nicer, more knowledgeable, compassionate Dr and team during a time where my 35yr old husband was dealing with a heart aneurysm and open heart surgery.  Respond
RID: 581821
04/05/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. MacArthur is Assistant Clinical Professor - Program Director - Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital and is the BEST Dr.- Nicest DR. a person could ever deal with. Knows what he is doing and goes in and gets it done.From the Dr. consultation to surgery it was only 61 days.I can't say enough about the care that was given in the ICU wing. The staff are so caring and comforting to the family. Thanks to all of you!!! Dr. MacArthur also has the greatest Administrative Assistant that any one would wish to work with. Noella Miciak is the great gal!! Our gratitude goes to all these wonderful people!!!  Respond
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