Dr. Jose Mena, MD

Dr. Jose Mena, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jose Mena, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Hammond, LA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Health Center - Hammond

41676 Veterans Ave

Hammond, LA 70403
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

Learn about Dr. Mena

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Mena performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 85% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 85% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Mena's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Mena's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mena "Dr. Jose Mena earned his medical degree in San Jose, Costa Rica. He did his residency in General Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and then went on to do a Fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Surgery at New York University. After being on the Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia and in private practice, he returned and completed a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic. He stayed on as an attending physician doing both Cardiothoracic and Peripheral Vascular Surgery. His professional interests include Coronary Artery, Carotid Artery, and Aortic Surgery including Endograft Repair of Aneurysms, Endovascular Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures, and the diagnosis and treatment of Disorders of the Veins of the lower extremities. He practices at the Ochsner Health Centers in Covington, Slidell, and Hammond."
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mena "My many years of extensive training, multiple certifications, and constant education in the field of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery have prepared me to deliver the best care possible to each and every patient. My staff and I pride ourselves in providing the personal touch while delivering outstanding professional care to my patients and their families. We always listen to our patients. We provide the best information and advise in a very clear manner and include our patients and their families in the decision making. Empathy, concern and kindness are traits that are an integral part of our delivery of care."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

4  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
Read Less

41  Procedures

Read Less

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Escuela De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mena has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Mena does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Mena and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Mena's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mena to family and friends
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Ochsner Health System

also has reviews with comments for this provider:

logo for Ochsner Health System
based on 59 total reviews (16 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Mena's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Mena was a Godsend for us. We cannot possibly thank him enough for the care compassion and expertisecused to save my husbands life during two major cardiovascular open heart surgeries
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
For the very first time in my life (43 yrs) I have met a doctor who's bedside manner is PHENOMENAL!! Dr. Mena's true care and concern for his patients is out of this world. It's unfortunate I have to see a Vascular surgeon but I THANK GOD I am seeing the BEST that Ochsner has!
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option3thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Doc has performed 3 different surgeries on me for blood clots. To sum him up in one sentence. He cares!!! He's the best.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option3thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Dr. Mena provided excellent care. Without Dr. Mena's excellent care and service i would not have survived getting shot during a car jacking. He was able to replace a major artery and vein perfectly. My recovery time was far less than was expected as well.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option3thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
I went into hospital with what I thought was pneumonia, while in the ER I had a heart attack. Dr., Mena performed 5 bypasses. He was caring & has a great bedside manner. Answered all of my questions, gave me all the information regarding my condition and what needed to be done and checked on me...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option8thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Image of Dr. Mena
Are you Dr. Mena?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!