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Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 68

Dr. McKenna Jr

John Wayne Cancer Institute - Saint John's Health Center/ Gynecologic Oncology Institute

2121 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1977 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

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There is no doubt that DR McKenna saved my life. He removed the upper lobe of my right lung that was resting on my esophagus after I had had 33 radiation treatments and 6 months of Chemo. No one else would have or had the technical ability to do that. As well he got me in within a week of meeting me and checking my Limp nodes. He may very well be the best lung surgeon in the world. My oncologist that may also be the best in his field was in AH if Dr McKenna's surgical abilities.
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Dr. Robert J. McKenna is absolutely the TOP thoracic surgeon in the world. He is brilliant and very caring to his patients. He truly has his patient's best interest in mind with every decision he makes. He saved my life 9 years ago. I sought out three doctors before learning about Dr. McKenna. I am cancer free and have been for 9 years. You owe it to yourself to consult with him.
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Dr. McKenna is a wonderful doctor. As a patient of Memorial Sloan Kettering for many years I was blessed to find him here in Ali's Angeles. He is so very kind as is his staff and the level of care and his expertise is the very best. I also want to mention St. John's Hospital as I have never before received such incredible attention, understanding and quality of treatment and follow up. I was very nervous not returning to MSKCC and I have found the same level of excellwnce here. Thank you.
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Dr. McKenna performed what should have been a simple operation. I had one nodule in my lung and it should have been a simple operation to remove it. Instead he screwed it up so badly that I now have multiple nodules where he dropped debris during the operation and he didn't even remove all of the original nodule, so that it has come back too. As a result it is unlikely that I will live very long. There is no further treatment available as a result of Dr. McKenna's ineptitude.
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Dr. McKenna is kind, personable and an excellent doctor. I recommend him highly.
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Biography

Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1977 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1987
Hospital Good Samaritan
Residency Hospital
1987
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
1983
Md Anderson Hospital Tumor Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Stanford University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1973
University of Southern Calfornia
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(310) 829-8618

Dr. McKenna Jr accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Prudent Buyer PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. McKenna Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Lung Cancer
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Dr. McKenna Jr treats Lung Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McKenna Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
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Dr. McKenna Jr treats Pulmonary Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McKenna Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Lung Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKenna Jr performs Lung Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McKenna Jr performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McKenna Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic Pacing
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sweaty Palms
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Tracheobronchomalacia
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Zenker's Diverticulum