Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD

Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Frederick, MD. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

187 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste 7

Frederick, MD 21702

Contact Information

(240) 457-4605

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 93% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 85% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 60% of peers

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Obesity


  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.


  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Howard University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Howard University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKenna has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McKenna's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKenna to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. McKenna's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Frederick, MD |
Dr McKenna saved my daughter's life when she was bleeding out from a lacerated liver and Frederick Memorial hospital had released her without even taking X-rays. He was professional, handled the procedure, our daughter who was in extreme pain and two very anxious parents all very adeptly. I'd voted him best doc in Frederick by a landslide and I've seen many over several decades. Highly recommended.
in Germantown, MD |
I got gallbladder surgery at holly cross Germantown this past week and he performed it. I was in and out and did not even know what happened. Very friendly and professional, even apologized when he was late. I'm still in pain but it went well. thank you.
in college park, md |
I am a 66 year old and suffered from morbid obesity. He performed a three surgeries simultaneously: 1- stomach sleeve 2-remove gallbladder 3- high hernia All three surgeries completed with flying colors in 4 hours You and your loved ones will be in expert hands with care and attention If you have any questions, please contact me for testimonial
Awesome, awesome awesome. Eight years ago he did an emergency partial colectomy on me. Several years later saved my wife by coming in at 4 PM on a Friday after she spent nearly a week at FMH under the care of a nearly incompetent GI doc and got her into surgery that evening although everything in the Frederick Memorial surgical suite was already closed for the day. He finished at nearly 9 PM, yet still yook the time to find me and explain everything. He has a great personality too.
in Rockville, MD |
Dr. McKenna performed life saving surgery on my mom's abdomen one year ago. Next week we are celebrating her life and her wonderful health. I can only hope if I ever end up in the ER that Dr. McKenna will be present. He is a genuine life saver performing miracles here in Maryland.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McKenna accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. McKenna has admitting privileges

Frederick Memorial Hospital
400 W 7th St
Frederick, MD 21701
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