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Dr. Daniel Mckenna

General Surgery
Carmel, IN
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Green Bay, WI

Address

2845 Greenbrier Rd, suite 230, Green Bay, WI
Directions

Fax

(920) 288-8255

Office

Carmel, IN

About

Bio

Dr. McKenna graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in 2003. He then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin in 2008 and a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Dartmouth in 2009. He's been an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine since then. His practice focuses on diseases of the esophagus, stomach, and obesity surgery... Along with general surgery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Bariatrics

Surgical Oncology

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Venous stasis: this sounds somewhat consistent with incompetent valves in your leg veins. This leads to hemosiderin deposition in the skin. I would see a doctor to m... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: i suggest you make an appointment with your physician. Only if in horrendous pain, fevers, or unrelenting vomiting do you need to an emergency room.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: It can be a problem but it is less certain that removal will lead to resolution of your symptoms. If your symptoms got worse during the hida, that is ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Anal fissure: They are horrible and often respond to medications. Sometimes, people need a procedure for them. See a surgeon (colorectal if available).
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Pain: Laparotomies take a long time to heal. As your activity increases, it's not unusual to have somewhat increased pain as the suture pulls on the muscle.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain can range from simple things like constipation or an upset stomach to life-threatening conditions like ruptured aneurysm or appendiciti... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Fissures hurt.: Anal fissures hurt really bad. They burn and take time to heal. Use the Nifedipine as directed by your doctor. They use it to relax the sphincter whic... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Occasionally : Gastroenterologists and surgeons will sometime differentiate endoscopy as diagnostic and therapeutic. Therapeutic can sometimes be called surgical end... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Pregnancy: Yes, at 18 months following surgery. Any sooner can be dangerous for fetal development. We normally recommend closer monitoring during pregnancy.
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Back pain: If its not heart or lung, it could be musculoskeletal (strained muscle), but it'd be worthwhile making sure its not gastroesophageal reflux disease as... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Bariatric Surgery: This could be a marginal ulcer. You should contact your surgeon.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not sure: Mild alt elevation is not unusual after any surgery. The abdominal swelling is concerning and you should really be examined by your gynecologist. Som... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: there are many kinds of cysts we all can get. It has nothing to do with hygiene. See your PCP to discuss what can be done about it.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
External hemorrhoid: while internal hemorrhoids can occur without bleeding, external hemorrhoids will cause itching and pain. Try increasing the fiber in your diet, reduce... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Sleeve gastrectomy: No one knows for certain what the outcomes of vertical sleeve gastrectomy will be at more than 5 years. We know that patients having similar gastrecto... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Probably not.: Most sliding hiatal hernias would not give you that sensation. It would also not cause cramping pain normally. I would see your doctor and if your sym... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
See a surgeon.: Most hiatal hernias do not need repair, but if large and having early satiety or severe gerd, they ought to be considered for repair. Find a surgeon w... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Meds won't cure it: It's hard to know if you have symptoms related to the stone, but if you do, surgery is the only way to cure it. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a rel... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes : Abdominal pain that is severe could be much more costly, in terms of your life, if ignored. Perforated appendicitis, ulcers, and diverticulitis can be... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Hiatal hernia: It very well may be. It depends on the size and orientation of the stomach. You may need a barium esophagram and consultation with a surgeon.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not likely: While anything is possible, it is not typical to have right sided back pain from a hiatal hernia. If you have a very large hernia, it would be possibl... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Talk to anesthesiologist: yes, but not until just before surgery
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Paternity test: only a paternity test will tell you. I would suggest using some form of barrier protection (condom) as venereal disease can be vicious to you and debi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Pilonidal Cyst: it depends where it is. Near the top of the buttocks, it's possible this represents a pilonidal cyst. If it closer to the anus, it may be a perirectal... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: This can be a GI infection, gallbladder problem, ulcer, reflux, or something more sinister: such as low blood flow to the stomach or heart attack. It ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Weight loss: Total carbohydrate and simple sugar consumption lead to fat more than fat intake. Limit your breads, sweets, pasta, and eat more vegetables, beans, or... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Several: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs are usually not risky operations. Hernia recurrence rates vary between 2-10%. There is always a risk of ongoing p... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Fiber helps: A lot is said about diet and diverticular disease. High fiber diets prevent the development of diverticuli. If you have infection of one (diverticulit... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Bug bite: Rarely would a fatty tumor lead to overlying skin changes.
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not sure: Have you had a gastric emptying study? If you have a slow to empty stomach, this can often have these symptoms. Patients with severe gerd often swallo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Band: Your bmi qualifies you for lap band according to the fda. However, you're unlikely to be able to get it covered by insurance. They use the nih guideli... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Pain: It depends on what you had done and when. Ulcers, internal hernias, and perforation are always possibilities. Some patient have pain from uncertain ca... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not really: While it would lead to weight loss on a scale from water loss, realize your doctors want you to lose body fat. That only occurs by cutting out sugars,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
It depends : This is really more about what they were doing and what her condition is. Most upper endos are done with conscious sedation, some with deep sedation (... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not sure: If you had a colostomy at any point, you have adhesions. Whether these are causing symptoms is less certain.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Call your doctor: This may be a migraine, but could be a stroke or head bleed.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Its fine: Your personal feelings aside, masturbation is natural and normal.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly: usually, gallbladder or aortic pain would not feel worse with pressure on the scapula. Have you been doing any physical activity? Sometimes, certain e... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Cholecystitis: I would get it checked out immediately if the pain is that severe. My guess is this is related to your gallbladder, but it could be appendicitis, pneu... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mckenna
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: As long as the fish is not breaded, it complies with a low carb diet. Tuna is the healthiest fish mentioned. Tilapia is fatty and sardines high in sod... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

University of Wisconsin Hospitals

Residency

University Health Care

Awards

Fellowship, American College of Surgeons
Research Grant, NOSCAR
Ben Lawton Award for Medical Student Teaching, University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery

Affiliations

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Association for Academic Surgery
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