Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD

Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o
(23)

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Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. McKenna Jr is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

John Wayne Cancer Institute - Saint John's Health Center

2121 Santa Monica Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • Medicare

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Dr. McKenna Jr's Experience

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Dr. McKenna Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
28

Conditions Treated

  • Airway Obstruction
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Tracheobronchomalacia
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic Pacing
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Southern Calfornia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Hospital Good Samaritan
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • MD Anderson Hospital Tumor Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKenna Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Saint John's Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. McKenna Jr is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. McKenna Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKenna Jr to family and friends
4.6
based on 23 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. McKenna Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in West Hills, CA |
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.
in Beverly Hills, CA |
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.
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.
in Woodland Hills |
Dr. McKenna is kind, personable and an excellent doctor. I recommend him highly.
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Dr. McKenna Jr accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
  • Medicare
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Hospitals where Dr. McKenna Jr has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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