Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

66 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

James M. McGreevy, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Latin

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4500 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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(801) 581-4488 University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. McGreevy trained as a traditional general surgeon and enjoyed a clinical career rich in varied operative experiences, including, aortic aneurysm repair, carotid endartectomy, portal venous shunts, esophagectomy, gastrectomy, pancreatricoduodenectomy, trauma and minimally invasive surgery. He has served as the General Surgery Program Director at the University of Utah from 1985 until 2009; and as Chief of Surgery at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center from 2009 until 2013. He has a 21 year military career in the US Air Force Reserve, highlighted by four deployments (Desert Storm, 1991; OIF/Kuwait, 2001; OIF/Iraq, 2005-2006 & 2007-2008), retiring in 2011 with the rank of Colonel and Chief Flight Surgeon with 996 military flight hours, almost all of them logged in the F-16. Currently, he maintains an active general surgery practice at the University South Jordan Campus. He is also currently a member of the Breast Cancer Team at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, maintaining a clinic and operative schedule.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.6
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
5.0

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

June 28, 2014

The physician was very caring and knowledgeable. He managed to assuage my anxiety and I left the visit feeling hopeful. I am confident that he will provide the best possible care and that I will have a good outcome. Thanks!

June 05, 2014

He is the "Best" Doctor I ever had, he really cares about his patients

May 07, 2014

Excellent

April 30, 2014

he was wonderful much better than the Dr. that did the surgery.

April 21, 2014

Dr. McGreevy supplied his cell phone number so that I could reach him regarding questions/concerns. This is an unusual gesture from a doctor! Thanks very much.

April 01, 2014

While I'm not sure I agreed with the surgeon on what could be wrong, I understand that surgery is our last option, and I am totally willing to make attempts to avoid surgery. Just difficult to have to wait for a few weeks in pain.

February 10, 2014

All in all I was very happy with the visit, the doctor and the rest of the staff. My husband and I were a bit anxious before the appointment but Dr.McGreevy answered all of my and my husbands questions with etiquette and knowledge. I feel very safe in his and the staff's care.

December 27, 2013

I'm very confident that Dr. McGreevy will help me going through this cancer.

October 20, 2013

It is always nice when you feel like you matter and not just the next patient on the list. I felt very comfortable and felt like the Doctor cared about my medical needs.

August 27, 2013

Dr. McGreavy was great! He is attentive, knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner.

August 05, 2013

He was efficient and seemed knowledgeable. A little bit of a whirl wind experience.

July 16, 2013

I gave the front desk the intensive medical history-didn't seem like the doctor had seen it judging from the questions he asked me.

June 03, 2013

Dr McGreevy is the "best" doctor around

April 16, 2013

Made me feel comfortable. Was very caring and understanding.

April 16, 2013

You are the best!

March 19, 2013

We came here because of treatment you provided to friends of ours. After listening to their experiences there simply was no other choice that we would have considered.

February 19, 2013

In my opinion, Dr. McGreevey is the best of the best!

February 12, 2013

Doctor and Nurses where GREAT

December 26, 2012

very down to earth and compassionate.

December 24, 2012

They were all outstanding and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend the Huntsman Center.

November 19, 2012

good

October 31, 2012

Deffently recommend to friends and family

October 24, 2012

I left the appointment with a sense that my needs were being met, and that I could contact anyone, anytime if I had additional questions or concerns. Those are concerns every patient has at the beginning of treatment.

October 10, 2012

Nothing but great and friendly

July 31, 2012

Just the very best!

July 09, 2012

very good

June 28, 2012

Very, very impressed with Dr. McGreevy! He did not rush the appointment and gave me all the attention as if I was his only patient. I have never had a doctor that even can close to him in the high quality of care he gave me. My husband was unable to attend so Dr. McGreevy gave me his cell number. He did this so if I had any more questions or if my husband had any questions or wanting help understanding his plan for tests and treatment. I have already referred others to Dr. McGreevy!!!

June 11, 2012

Best experience I've had with a doctor, has always made me feel better even when giving me bad news.

June 06, 2012

Drs. McGreevy is the best!!

May 09, 2012

He is the "Best" Doctor I ever had

February 18, 2012

Dr. McGreevy is an excellent, personable doctor.

February 11, 2012

In my opinion Dr. McGreevy is the best of the best!

February 04, 2012

I was treated very well

January 14, 2012

I have never met a general surgeon who is as kind as Dr. McGreevy.

January 07, 2012

everyone was very caring and kind.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-4488 School of Medicine
General Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

My undergradate degree from Saint John's University (Minnesota) was a broadly-distributed selection of coursework, known then as a liberal arts education. This scientific and philosophical education was a continuation of my four year high school coursework in the same Benedictine Tradition which started at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. After a traditional medical school education at the University of Pittsburgh, I entered the General and Thoracic Surgery Residency under Dr. Henry T. Bahnson. This superb clinical residency allowed me to take a two year break after three clinical years to study gastrointestinal physiology as it relates to surgical disease of the upper alimentary tract at the University of Utah under Dr. Frank G. Moody. This intensive exposure to gastric mucosal barrier function in an ex-vivo, perfused gastric preparation was continued when I returned to Pittsburgh to finish my clinical residency. For three years, I worked in the lab of Dr. Stanley Schultz and Dr. Ray Frizzell using the Ussing Chamber Method to study gastric mucosal surface cell function. After completion of the residency at Pittsburgh, Dr. Moody hired me as an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, where I continued the Ussing Chamber work for about 5 years until I abandoned basic science reasearch for patient care and education.

I am currently working on the production of a low-cost, high-fidelity simulator for abdominal surgical procedures. With the help of Dr. Rick Feins at the University of North Carolina, I have been using a heart-lung machine to perfuse an explanted abdominal organ block harvested from large animals used for other research purposes, after euthanasia. After creating a sternotomy, I cannulate the thoracic aorta and vena cava via the right atrium, and perfuse the abdominal organs with oxygenated blood. The living tissue is available for students and residents to gain competence in basic abdominal procedures before participating in clinical surgery in human patients.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Chief Resident University Health Center of Pittsburgh
General Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency University Health Center of Pittsburgh
General Surgery
Resident
Research Fellow University of Utah
Surgery
Research Fellow
Residency University Health Center of Pittsburgh
General Surgery
Resident
Internship University of Pittsburgh Health
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Pittsburgh
M.D.
Undergraduate St. John's University
Biology
B.A.

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