Dr. Jose Mena, MD

Dr. Jose Mena, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery | Male | 58 years old

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 more

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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.Read more

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in Mandeville, LA |
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!
in Mandeville, LA |
Doc has performed 3 different surgeries on me for blood clots. To sum him up in one sentence. He cares!!! He's the best.
in Hammond, La |
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.
in Sun, LA |
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 regularly before and after surgery, even late at night. I would highly recommend him as I feel he goes above and beyond his responsibilities before, during & after surgery.
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    Specialties

    • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Board Certifications

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    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Aneurysm
    • 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
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Coarctation of the Aorta
    • 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
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleural Cancer
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thrombosis
    • Thymomas
    • Vascular Disease

    Procedures Performed

    Dr. Mena says..

    Clinical Interests: 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

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    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Impella Device
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lung Transplant
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Escuela De Medicina

      Graduated in 1985

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery
    • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Mena says...

    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.

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    Dr. Mena's Care Philosophy

    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.

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    Dr. Mena says...

    Clinical Interests: 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