Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD

Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 67
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Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1977 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

2121 Santa Monica Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Insurance Accepted

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

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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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very high

Treatment Frequency

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
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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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very high

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 Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert McKenna Jr, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1977 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. McKenna Jr

4.6

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Dr. McKenna is kind, personable and an excellent doctor. I recommend him highly.
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