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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Kenneth D. Kushner, MD

  • General Surgery
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
South Orange County Surgical Medical Group
26732 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 351
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients
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Primary Office

South Orange County Surgical Medical Group
26732 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 351
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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(949) 364-1007
(949) 364-6057
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
    Areas of Interest

    General Surgery

  • Biography



    Dr. Kushner graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego, then crossed the country to attend medical school at New York Medical College, where he graduated in 1981 as a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Kushner completed his General Surgery residency at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center.

    Dr. Kushner is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Laser Surgery, a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association and the Society of Graduate Surgeons of Los Angeles County, as well as a certified instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support.

    His colleagues and patients greatly appreciate Dr. Kushner's careful explanations, whether in English or Spanish. His methodic approach to complex surgical conditions is a strong asset to his patients and their family.

    Dr. Kushner is skilled in repairs of hernias, treatment of malignant or benign breast disease, laparoscopic gallbladder and colorectal disease operations, skin and soft tissue tumor excision, major abdominal operations and cancer surgery. He participates as chair of Mission Hospital’s Cancer Committee.

    American Board of Surgery
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