Morbid obesity is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. An estimated 5-10 million Americans are considered morbidly obese. Obesity becomes "morbid" when it reaches the point of significantly increasing the risk of one or more obesity-related health conditions or serious diseases (also known asco-morbidities) that can result either in significant physical disability or even death.

Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Its growing use to treat morbid obesity is the result of three factors: Our current knowledge of the significant health risks of morbid obesity; the relatively low risk and complications of the procedures versus not having surgery; and the ineffectiveness of current non-surgical approaches to produce sustained weight loss. This site will provide valuable information about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery. However, the best way to get a full assessment of your condition is to schedule a consultation to determine if weight loss surgery may be an option for you.

We Perform:
General Surgery
Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Lap Band/Realize Band

Recent News:
We are now holding seminars the 4th Monday of the month at Frederick Memorial Hospital in classrooms 1 and 2 at 6 PM. Please call us at (240) 457-4605 to register.

Dr. Stephen J. McKenna, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Stephen J. McKenna, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Stephen J. McKenna, M.D., F.A.C.S.
187 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite 7
Frederick, Maryland 21702
Phone: (240) 457-4605
Fax: (240) 457-4631

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM