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Rayford Kruger, MD, FACS

Physician-In-Chief, Surgery Care Center

4.7 out of 5 (119 Ratings)


Bariatric Surgery / General Surgery / Surgery

About Rayford Kruger

A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire, Dr. Kruger completed his residency training at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H.

He is board certified in general surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has practiced general surgery at Tobey Hospital for over 18 years. Dr. Kruger has undergone extensive training in gastric bypass surgery at several Boston teaching hospitals, and has completed specialized training programs at bariatric surgery centers in New England and New York.

In addition to bariatric surgery, Dr. Kruger’s areas of interest include endoscopies, general surgery and minimally invasive surgery, including anti-reflux surgery and other procedures.


Rayford practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group General Surgery

100 Rosebrook Way Center for Weight loss
Wareham, MA 02571

P: 508-273-4900

Get Directions 41.775491 -70.73149790000002

Southcoast Physicians Group General Surgery

300 Hanover Street Suite 1F
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-8612

Get Directions 41.7088423 -71.14465769999998

Southcoast Physicians Group General Surgery

100 Independence Drive Suite 6
Hyannis, MA 02601

P: 508-273-1940

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (23)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Great experience. Program is run like a well oiled machine. Staff and everyone is so helpful. Glad I chose South Coast.

  • Everyone was welcoming start to finish

  • Oleasant visut and good staff. Dr Kruger was very thorough

  • The swiftness and easiness of scheduling an appointment and getting into the doctor is phenomenal

  • Everything was perfect, from the reception, screening and visit with Dr Kruger.

  • Very prompt service and everyone was very courteous and professional.

  • Doctor was great, but the receptionist was fantastic, she was very informative, explained everything and informed me of who to call if i had questions. If i was unsure of anything i could also call her. She was very professional and a real credit to you organization.

  • Dr Kruger was a great person to deal with because he was attentive and a great listener

  • Everything on point.

  • Dr. Krugar is an outstanding surgeon, physician and human being. His program has transformed my life and I will be forever grateful.

  • Dr Kruger and his team are very polite and professional

  • Dr Kruger is awesome

  • Office staff was very organized, and efficient

  • The teledoc experience was great. Exceeded my expectations

  • Yeah, I love Dr. Kruger, but I don't like the virtual visit. I'd rather see him in person. Okay. Thank you.

  • Hi, my experience was very good. My doctor seems to know me pretty well. I'm just hoping that we can proceed with the plan of care a little bit faster. That's about it. Alright. Thank you. Bye.

  • Ms [Name] called and she’s just so sweet ! Thanks [Name] for all your kind words! Then Dr Kruger called. He’s just the best. He saved my life with this surgery and all the workshops we can go to for help Beautiful staff under the guidance of a wonderful Dr They all care about us and helping us make this new life style work My thanks to Dr Kruger and his staff! [Name] [Name]

  • My experience with the office staff and Dr. Kruger was awesome. Dr. Kruger specially. Dr. Kruger is awesome at what he does. I had a Lap band done and a tummy tuck and of course the tube that the saline goes into was moved a little so it's a little tilted and Dr. Kruger always gets it on the first try to add or take out saline. I had some bad experience with other doctors and Mid levels trying to find the tube to stick the needle and one time I had 3 people trying to find the position for the needle to go in and all three did not succeed and that was the worse day of my life. I was poked and poked so many times.Every time I have a problem I ask for Dr. Kruger because he gets it on his first try. He is just amazing doctor. Will give him 5 stars all the way around with no hesitations.

  • Dr.Kruger is the best!

  • Dr Kurger is great

  • I appreciated the opportunity to employ the face to face video consultation with Dr. Kruger.I hope this service can be used in future to discuss concerns and answer questions, or make plans for future care. It was a very effective physician visit from my point of view.

  • Open and accessible with encouragement along with insightVery appreciative for online visit

  • Perfect especially during this pandemic season

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Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.