General Surgery

General Surgery

Dr. Macdonald has been a GP/Surgeon in Banff since 1988 He trained in General Surgery in the West of Scotland for 3 years with specialist training in vascular and Paediatric surgery. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England & Glasgow. He also is a Member of the Canadian Association of Gastro enterologists.

He has organized three Non-Scalpel Vasectomy conferences in Banff and has  given lectures in Canada on H-Pylori, Peptic Ulcer Disease as well as Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and screening for Bowel Cancer. He is  an ATLS instructor and teaches the ATLS course to Doctors.

He has over the last few years developed an interest in hernia repairs, varicose vein surgery, no scalpel vasectomy and open access endoscopy. He performs a large  number of the more minor surgeries in his clinic and  performs elective and emergency procedures such as appendectomies , drainage of abscesses and Cesarian Sections in the hospital.

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  • Anal Fissure and Sphincterotomy
  • Breast Biopsies
  • Caesarean section
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dilation & Curettage
  • Ganglion Removal
  • Hernia repair (Inguinal, Femoral, Umbilical, Incisional)
  • Haemoroidectomy
  • Haemorroid Banding
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Incision & drainage of Abscess
  • No Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Pilonidal Sinus Surgery
  • Removal of soft tissue tumours & skin lesions
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Varicose Vein Surgery

You can be referred by your family physician, once the Clinic receives the referral you will be called to book a consultation. If you do not have a family physician then please call the clinic direct 403 762 3155.

Please bring your healthcare card to the consultation.

The consultation should take no longer than 15 minutes; you will meet with Dr. Macdonald and discuss appropriate treatment options for your condition.

If it is decided that surgery is your best option, a surgery date will then be booked. Urgent surgery can be arranged within days.

Surgery requiring hospital care takes place at the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital.

Minor procedures such as no-scalpel vasectomy, circumcision & skin biopsies are performed in our office surgical suite.

Pre-Operative Patient Questionnaire  (link PDF)- Only to be completed if instructed to at the time of booking your consult


“I had an operation and he did fantastic. One of the best. I suffered for many months with my problem. He had me in one week, no waiting, he went thru the procedure, explaining everything. Totally satisfied.”

“I had an inguinal hernia repaired by Dr. Ian MacDonald at the Mineral Springs Hospital in Banff on Nov. 20th, 2015. He is a very good doctor and the surgery went well. I went back to see him on December 21, 2015 for a follow-up visit. He was pleased with the way the incision was healing and so was I. Dr. MacDonald is a good surgeon and very personable. I would recommend him to others and if I lived in Banff instead of Calgary, I would make him my family doctor. Thank you Dr. MacDonald.”

“Had hernia surgery from Ian yesterday. It was a great success could walk up stairs that day with little pain. Very happy with the surgery ! Would highly recommend him for this kind of surgery.”

“Due to a long wait for an endoscopy in Edmonton, my family doctor was able to book with Dr. MacDonald within 1 week. I was very nervous about the procedure however the nurses at Mineral Springs hospital and Dr. MacDonald soon put me at ease. Dr. MacDonald to have excellent bedside manner and answered all my questions before and after the procedure. Would recommend without hesitation.”

403 762 3155

211 Bear St #201A
Banff, AB
T1L 1J8