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Dr. Donna M. Mendes MD

Vascular Surgeon | Vascular Surgery

10 W 66th St Suite 1F New York NY, 10023



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.

Education and Training

MD at Columbia University

Columbia Univ Coll of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 1977

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 1977

Board Certification

American Board of Vascular Medicine

American Board of Surgery

SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS

Provider Details

Dr. Donna M. Mendes MD
Dr. Donna M. Mendes MD's Expert Contributions
  • Can you recover from heart failure?

    Yes, one can recover from heart failure. Heart failure is a weakening of the heart muscle because of years of beating against untreated high blood pressure which causes the heart muscle to become weak and thin. It can also occur after a heart attack if a significant mount of the heart muscle is involved. A heart attack, or myocardial infarction occurs when a coronary artery is closed. That occurs when there is already a significant amount of "plaque" in the artery and clot then also appears. Plaque is also known as atherosclerosis. The combination of plaque in and then clot in the vessel causes the artery to completely close and the muscle that it is perfusing then dies because there is acutely no flow to the muscle because the artery was bringing oxygenated blood to the heart. Simply, no oxygen flow causes death of the muscle. Recovery involves exercise. which can make the heart muscle stronger. This can simply be walking and can be increased as the patient's ability to exercise increases. It also involves medications and control of the cause of the problem, such as control of hypertension and medications for the coronary artery disease or angioplasty or surgery. Every patient is different, but that is a brief overview. Donna M. Mendes, MD READ MORE

  • 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 Mendes, MD READ MORE

  • 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, 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. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Vein Specialist

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local Teaching -
  • Chief Resident -


  • Inducted into the Library of Congress for Being the First African American Vascular Surgeon in the United States in 2015   


  • Varicose Veins
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (dvt)
  • Pain
  • Phlebitis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (pad)
  • Swelling
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Permanent Removal Of Ingrown Toenails


  • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt


  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships

  • Society for Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Her perseverance and her father.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Going to the Gym, Reading

Dr. Donna M. Mendes MD's Practice location

10 W 66th St Suite 1F -
New York, NY 10023
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New patients: 212-302-3051
Fax: 212-496-2948

Donna Mendes, MD

1090 Amsterdam Ave -
New York, NY 10025
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