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Dr. Donna M. Mendes

Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Donna Mendes is a vascular surgeon practicing in New York, NY. Dr. Mendes specializes in disorders relating to the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Mendes diagnoses and treats vascular diseases and performs vasular surgeries. Common conditions that a vascular surgeon treats are aneurysms, atherosclerosis and varicose veins. Vascular specialists might also treat trauma, venous ulcers, poor leg circulation, peripheral arterial disease and other vascular-related issues.
Dr. Donna M. Mendes
  • New York, NY
  • MD at Columbia University
  • Accepting new patients

When does an echo test and stress test show a heart problem?

And Echo test will show you whether or not there is muscle dysfunction in the heart and a stress test will show you if the coronary arteries are the cause of the muscle dysfunction. Donna READ MORE
And Echo test will show you whether or not there is muscle dysfunction in the heart and a stress test will show you if the coronary arteries are the cause of the muscle dysfunction.

Donna Mendes, MD

What is a vascular surgeon?

A vascular surgeon operates on the vessels that take blood away from the heart that has any a narrowing or a blockage. These vessels are usually in the legs but can be in the neck, READ MORE
A vascular surgeon operates on the vessels that take blood away from the heart that has any a narrowing or a blockage. These vessels are usually in the legs but can be in the neck, arm or abdomen. We operate on all vessels except for the heart and brain. The vascular surgeon initially gets a picture of the vessels, and this is called an arteriogram. An arteriogram is a road map which guides the surgeon. The surgeon then follows that road map and opens the vessels with a balloon and stent and if that is not possible, will recommend a bypass to the patient. A bypass is a tube that is placed into the vessel above the blockage on one end and below the blockage on the other ends. Thus it is called a "bypass", ie bypassing the blocked artery.