Dr. Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD

Dr. Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD

Thoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o
22 reviews

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

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Dr. McKenna Jr. specializes in Thoracic Surgery and practices in Santa Monica, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Patient Reviews (3)
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.'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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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

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


  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Stanford University Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital Good Samaritan

    Completed in 1987

    Stanford University Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    MD Anderson Hospital Tumor Institute

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Southern Calfornia

    Graduated in 1973

  • Other Education
    Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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