About Dr. John Mehall,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. John Mehall and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Texas-Houston in 1997. To date, I have performed approximately 3,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including St. Anthony Hospital and Penrose Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is helping patients understand their condition and why surgery is recommended, what the options are besides surgery, and what type of improvement the patient can expect following surgery.
While I have trained and studied extensively, I am grateful to be blessed with the technical ability to do complex valve and minimally invasive surgery. I pride myself on giving the best possible care for our patients and can repair almost all leaking valves, both mitral and aortic. We have an excellent surgical care team.
Our team of professionals has allowed us to deliver outcomes that are consistently better than national average.
5 Patient Reviews for
"I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. Dr. Mehall performed a non-invasive mitral valve repair. I was out of the hospital in 3 days. I just started my 29th season as a ski instructor."
-- Gus Nicholson, Mitral Valve Repair, heart valve surgery patient
"Dr. Mehall has a great personality. I was petrified since I had no idea my heart was in trouble and lots of doctors missed what was wrong. I was so weak it was questionable I'd make it through surgery. Not only did I make it, thanks to God and Dr. Mehall, but I've had worse pain from a papercut than this surgery. I took one pain pill and that was it. Didn't need anything for pain ever. I actually fibbed when I was asked my pain level and said 1 to 2. Actually it was O mostly. Just my opinion, but I have a feeling Dr. Mehall is probably one of the best surgeons in the country."
-- Rita Derego, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/21/2020
I'm very happy with the surgical results, however, I felt and looked like I was in a fight with Rocky Balboa for the next 10 days."
-- Joseph Rotondo, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 05/15/2020
Dr. Mehall and his staff were attentive and available 24/7. If you live anywhere near Colorado Springs, I and need heart surgery, I highly recommend Dr. Mehall!"
-- Steven Liebowitz, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 09/27/2018
-- Ray Hicks, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/14/2013
My wife, son, and I went to see him and he sold me on the procedure and everything that came with it. He was very honest, had a great manner, and made me feel very confident in the physician and the facilities.
Dr. Mehall was always accessible, always took the time to talk to me and he always had a great bedside manner.
As an unexpected benefit, Dr. Mehall was able to set up my family in the John Zay Guest House, a “Home Away From Home,” directly across from Penrose Hospital, for eligible patients and family members of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Having my family stay at the guest house worked out terribly well, we are very grateful for that opportunity."
-- Gus Nicholson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/14/2012
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic valve surgery
- Mitral valve surgery
- Atrial fibrillation
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Multiple valve operations
- Atrial fibrillation
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. John Mehall, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Texas-Houston in 1997.
Following his surgical training at the University of Texas and the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Mehall received extensive training in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He has been at the forefront of the technologies and procedures associated with minimally invasive surgery, publishing and presenting in a variety of journals and venues.
Dr. Mehall regularly conducts training courses for other surgeons on minimally invasive surgery and mitral valve repair, and has trained over 200 surgeons using training programs of his own design and development. In addition to his duties as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Dr. Mehall serves as the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Associates. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Mehall has received several honors and awards during his career including:
* 2010 - 2018 Top Doctor - Cardiac Surgery, Colorado Springs Style Magazine * Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Centura Health * Co-Chair Catholic Health Initiatives National Cardiac Surgery Committee
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The office of Dr. Mehall is located at 11700 W. 2nd Place, Suite 280, Lakewood, CO 80288. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: April 17, 2021