November 16, 2017
For his dedication and excellence in patient care, Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners proudly named Dr. David A. Makey, a Patient Preferred Physician representing General Surgery in the state of Mississippi.
Dr. Makey has over four decades of experience and specializes in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery and other laparoscopic surgeries, including hernia surgery. He is board certified in general surgery, and is recognized as one of the best surgeons in Meridian, Mississippi. He has received star reviews from his patients and they applaud his expertise.
“If I only had [two] words to describe Dr. Makey it would be "awesome surgeon" and all around great physician,” said a patient who rated Dr. Makey five-stars on Vitals.com. “He has taken care of not only myself but most of my family. We love and trust Dr. Makey.”
A highly-respected general surgeon, Dr. Makey treats patients at Medical Arts Surgical Group, a facility specializing in general, thoracic, and vascular surgeries. He is an active staff member at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, and Meridian Surgery Center and is also courtesy staff member at Anderson Regional Medical Center-South, Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, and The Specialty Hospital of Meridian.
Dr. Makey attended the University of London and obtained his medical degree (MBBS) in 1972. He trained in the United Kingdom at Royal Portsmouth Hospital (house surgeon), Croydon General Hospital (internal medicine), St. James’ Hospital in Balham, London, England (casualty and surgery), and Basingstoke Hospital in Hampshire, England (surgery, orthopedics, and genitourinary surgery) during his postgraduate internships (1972-1977). Dr. Makey completed the first part of his Fellowship with the Royal College of England in 1974 and finalized his fellowship in 1976.
Relocating to the United States, Dr. Makey completed residency training at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana (1977-1980), E.A. Conway Memorial Hospital in Monroe, Louisiana (1978-1979, service to local indigent people), and South Louisiana Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana (1980, service to local indigent people).
Dr. Makey stays abreast of the latest in his field with memberships in the East Mississippi Medical Society and the Alton Ochsner Surgical Society. He has been honored with the Patients’ Choice Award (2012, 2014) and Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2012.
To make an appointment with Dr. Makey please call (601) 703 9233 or visit and be sure to look out for Dr. Makey’s spotlight feature at
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