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Stephen L. Kuchenbecker, MD

Accepting New Patients
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 685W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
2285.2 miles away
Speaks: Spanish and English
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Pacific Surgical Associates

2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 685W, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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About Stephen L. Kuchenbecker

Six time recipient of UCLA's Golden Scalpel Award, Dr. Kuchenbecker teaches the twice monthly UCLA Colon & Rectal Clinic for medical students and residents. He is honored in numerous publications including L.A. Magazine's LA's Best Doctors, Best Doctors In America nominated by fellow doctors, and America's Top Surgeons – 2007. Often physicians' first choice of surgeons, Dr. Kuchenbecker frequently cares for challenging surgical problems including cancers and diseases of the digestive system, various abdominal wall hernias and breast diseases. He uses less painful treatment alternatives including injection sclerotherapy & stapled hemorrhoidectomy and excels in the use of laparoscopy for appendicitis and diseases of the gallbladder as well as hand assisted laparoscopy for benign and malignant tumors of the colon and diverticulitis.

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Pacific Surgical Associates
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 685W
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Affiliated Locations
Providence Saint John's Health Center

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Cerclage
  • Anal Dilation
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fissure Fistulectomy
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Fistula Repair
  • Anal Incontinence Surgery
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Sphincter Dyssynergia
  • Anal Sphincterotomy
  • Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Anorectal Abnormalities
  • Anorectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anorectal Myectomy
  • Appendiceal Carcinoid
  • Benign Carcinoid Of Colon
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Small Bowel
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bladder Uterine Fistula
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Colostomy Revision
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Delorme Procedure
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endorectal Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Excision Of External Hemorrhoidal Tags And Papillae
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fissurectomy
  • Foreign Body (Anus-Rectum)
  • Foreign Body (Colon-Intestine)
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidopexy Stapling
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Anal
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis Surgery
  • Ileitis
  • Ileo Colonic Fistula
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision Of Anal Septum
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Anterior Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Ostomy Removal
  • Paget's Disease Of The Perianal Skin
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Partial Colectomy
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Perineal Hernia Repair
  • Pouchitis
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctitis
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Proctoplasty For Stenosis
  • Proctoscopy
  • Prolapse Colostomy
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Pseudopolyposis Of Colon
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Mass
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Refashioning Of Colostomy
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Removal Anal Seton Marker
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Seton Placement
  • Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stoma Complications
  • Stoma Reversal
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohn's Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
  • Ventral Hernia Repair