Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 64

Dr. McKenna
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

McKenna Surgical Associates, LLC

187 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste 7 Frederick, MD 21702

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(240) 457-4605

Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Howard U, College of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Frederick Health and Holy Cross Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McKenna to book an appointment.


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Affiliated with Frederick Health Frederick, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. McKenna's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKenna performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 88% of his peers

Dr. McKenna performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Obesity
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKenna treats Obesity more than 87% of his peers

Dr. McKenna treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McKenna performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 70% of his peers

Dr. McKenna performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. McKenna's conditions and procedures:

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

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Dr. McKenna accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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PHCS Network PPO

Dr. McKenna's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McKenna

4.6

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (24)
  • Appointment scheduling (23)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (22)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr McKenna is the best. Explained everything before surgery and checked on me afterwards. I would only want him to preform any future surgeries. Great personality makes you feel at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Teresa Pepin – Aug 21, 2020
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In 2015 Dr. Stephen McKenna changed my life forever. I can't say enough good things about this doctor. If it were not for him and his staff I could have not come as far as I have. I am more out going and confident and my self esteem has definitely become better. Thank you for helping me to live a longer, healthier life. PS we loved his NP Terri as well. She was AWESOME too!
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Sandra Johns – Dec 31, 2019
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Awesome, Love going to this office. Went through all the pre-surgery qualifications for Bariatric Surgery, took 6 months for me to complete and get approval from Carefirst, has surgery less than a month ago and am doing great. Had very little pain and have not had any issues, except for my own fault, since the surgery. Love everyone in the office, very friendly and competent staff.
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Apr 17, 2019
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Dr. McKenna has performed (2) separate hernia repairs on me over the course of 10 years. I am about to have another repair in a different location and I will not see anyone else but him. He is the best, no BS, good humor and bedside manor. Excellent procedure and follow up. Thanks Doc! I'll be seeing you!
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Kevin Federline in VA – Oct 19, 2018
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Explains everything
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deidre in Frederick, MD – Jul 13, 2018
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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.
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Frederick, MD – Jun 16, 2017
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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.
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Jules in Germantown, MD – Feb 13, 2017
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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
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mahmoud elgibali in college park, md – Sep 20, 2016
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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.
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Jan 22, 2016
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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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Dave in Rockville, MD – Jan 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Howard...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

2006
howard university hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Howard U
Residency Hospital
1982
Howard U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. McKenna has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McKenna frequently treats Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure, Obesity, and Sleeve Gastrectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McKenna treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen McKenna, MD's office located?

Dr. McKenna's office is located at 187 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste 7, Frederick, MD 21702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

McKenna Surgical Associates, LLC

Stephen J. McKenna, MD187 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste 7 Frederick, MD 21702
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Frederick Health

Frederick, MD

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)