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I've been going to Dr. McKenna for 9 years. He is superb. Was highly recommended by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, as well as Standford Medical Center. He saved my llife from lung cancer. He caught in in the very inital 1st stage & I have been cancer free for the past 9 years. He is extremely knowledgeable, bright, caring, & a fantastic doctor. Excellent bedside manner as well. Excellent surgeon. I would highly recommend him.
Brilliant surgeon. He's not warm and fuzzy. He's a man of few words and is quietly assessing you while you're busy talking. Very honest and direct. He will not take you as a surgical patient unless he believes he can help you.
I am dismayed at the assessment of their treatment in the previous reviews. On a scale of 1-5, I would give him a 10. Other surgeons felt the neoplasm on my thyroid was so large and impinging it would be difficult to insert a breathing tube. They said they would need to use the heart lung machine. Dr. McKenna looked at the CAT scan and believed with the aid of a bronchoscope he could get the tube past the restriction. Next they wanted to saw open my breast bone to remove the large tumor. He believed he could remove it thru an incision in my neck saving me pain and recovery time. I woke up 2 hrs later with no pain and in one piece. I was ready to go home the same day. Only needed a couple of Tylenol to relieve the mild discomfort from the incision in my neck. Two days later I am repairing broken sprinklers at home. By the way Dr McKenna was more than kind, answered all my questions and most importantly did an outstanding job. Nothing takes the place of an expert skillful surgeon.
If you love yourself or your love once avoid this doctor, he has attitude problem, doesn't consider anyone as human being, not even his colleagues, doesn't care about patient & his/her family, poor judgment, he dose what ever he wants to do w/out even listening to his own consultant, basically he is a killer not a doctor, it is a shame that this doctor still practicing, some body get his license.
This surgeon was recommended to me, "as the best". Far from it. I spent 11 days in the Respiratory ICU, nearly died as a result of surgical error. He never asknowledged the error and was unaware of the disaster he created on follow-up. He is arrogant, does not delegate to other competent staff. I am left with a permanent disability from surgery. Incidentlly the original disease is cured.
Made me wait more than an hour because "he was having lunch". Had a student doctor take my history, He gave a thorough explanation and was very nice. ***HOWEVER. planned and scheduled a thorocotomy and other uneccessary procedures without ever doing a physical exam or ordering the proper lab work!!!! I have never known any doctor to plan a surgery without a prior physical ecam and proper lab work. This doctor, in my opinion is sloppy, dishonest and dangerous. I don't care what book or articles he's written! He seems more interested in insurance than in the patient. Also, definitely low-tech. Please, get more opinions to see the difference. Definately...do not reccommend!
If you’re reading this, I am pleased you are doing your research. That is my purpose for sharing my story. Please read it at: http://offthetipofmytongue.wordpress.com/. Choose your surgeon wisely. Don’t hire someone with a history of neglect and lack of morality.
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