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Dr. Robert J. McKenna's Ratings
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.
Submitted July 24, 2013 | flag
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.
Submitted Feb. 28, 2013 | flag
Didn't take the time to ask me any questions about my condition and did not offer a differential diagnosis. Acted to busy to notice there was a patient with concerns that should be addressed.
Submitted Aug. 1, 2012 | flag
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.
Submitted April 3, 2012 | flag
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.
Submitted July 25, 2011 | flag
If you're looking for someone to hold your hand, look elsewhere. If your looking for the best thoracic surgeon on the planet, this is the guy.
Submitted July 23, 2011 | flag
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!
Submitted April 6, 2011 | flag
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.
Submitted April 28, 2010 | flag
Knowledgeble, skilled, Kept me informed all the way. Did a microsurgery and was successful on a spot on my lung. No cancer found, was thorough prior to the surgery in his research.
Submitted March 21, 2007 | flag
Failed to do a test in surgery that was ordered by my oncologist. Put in a port catheter during surgery that was not ordered by my oncologist. No explanation given for either the omission or the comission. Unable to reach office after hours. When I commented on that at next appointment, his explanation was that he and office staff knew that answering mechanism failed to work properly at times. Not an acceptable explanation in my opinion. Very standoffish, superior attitude; doesn't like when patients ask questions. Would never use him again and would never recommend him to anyone. Reported all of this and more to my referring physician.
Submitted Jan. 17, 2007 | flag
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