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Stephen L. Kuchenbecker, M.D.

Languages: Spanish, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
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.
UCLA Geffen School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Hemorrhoids
Pacific Surgical Associates
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 685W

Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6764
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center