Dr. Orlando Deffer, MD
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Cardiology | Male

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Dr. Orlando Deffer, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Metairie, LA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Deffer is affiliated with East Jefferson General Hospital.

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Dr. Deffer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Metairie, LA |
6/1/17: My 83 year old Mom was admitted to East Jefferson Hospital 2 weeks ago for Congestive Heart Failure. Over the 6 last days there, she was coughing up blood. EJ sent her home Wednesday afternoon WITH NO MEDS although EJ knew that HOSPICE was not scheduled to arrive until THURSDAY afternoon! By 11:00 pm Wednesday Mom was so ill that the Sheriff's Office had to drive her back to EJ with PNEUMONIA! Dr. Deffer mouthed off to her at 9:00 a.m. for returning to EJ and not calling HOSPICE instead!
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Deffere was the cardiologist on call and after the ER receiving lab results back at 12:09 that I was indeed having a heart attack, Dr. Deffer began treating me in the ER at 1:55. Though he gave me medication for the sever pain I was in, I remained in the ER in sever pain while suffering from a heart attack for the better part of 8 hours. A horrible experience.
in Metairie |
Listens and explains very well. I trust him. Is cautious.
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  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Cardiovascular Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    National University Of Pedro Henriquez Urena / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Morehouse School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Morehouse School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tulane University Hospital and Clinic

    Completed in 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors