Juan C. Mejia, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: Spanish, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Mejia is the Program Director for the Living Kidney Donor program at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. He created and developed the Providence Liver and Pancreas Surgery Center, the Spokane Pancreas Cancer Institute and a dedicated liver and pancreas multidisciplinary tumor board. He performs highly complex robotic liver and pancreas surgery, including the world's first reported successful pancreatico-duodenectomy in a patient with a mechanical heart.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
University Of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Internship
General Surgery
University Of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Residency
General Surgery
University Of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship
Transplant Surgery;
University Of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
Professional Associations
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
Personal Interests
Running, tennis and scuba diving.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • Anastomosis Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Occlusion
  • Bile Duct Repair
  • Bile Duct Stone
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Duct Fistula
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome
  • Cancer Of Pancreas
  • Carcinoid Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystenterostomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystogastrostomy
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Choledochoenterostomy
  • Choledochoplasty
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholesterolosis Of Gallbladder
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Closure Of Biliary Fistula
  • Common Duct Exploration
  • Congenital Anomaly Of Pancreas
  • Congenital Cystic Of Liver
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Cystic Fibrosis - Gi Complications
  • Destruction Of Lesion Of Liver
  • Dilation Of Sphincter Of Oddi
  • Echinococcus
  • Excision Of Ampulla Of Vater
  • Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Excision Of Lesion Of Pancreas
  • Extracorporeal Circulation For Hepatic Assistance
  • Fibrocystic Liver
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Fistula
  • Gallbladder Obstruction
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Hepatic Cyst
  • Hepatic Infarction
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Heterotopic Liver Transplant
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Insulinoma
  • Internal Drainage Of Pancreatic Cyst
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Islet Cell Transplant
  • Islet Cell Tumor
  • Islet Cell Tumor Resection
  • Laparoscopic Ablation Of Liver Lesion Or Tissue
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy Of Liver
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Resection Head Of Pancreas
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Hemangioma
  • Liver Laceration
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver Trauma
  • Localized Perfusion Of Liver
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Gallbladder
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Malignant Tumor Of Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Needle Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Open Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreas Tail Cancer
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreatic Fistula
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Pancreatic Steatorrhoea
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatoscopy
  • Percutaneous Aspiration Of Gallbladder
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Personal History Of Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Porcelain Gallbladder
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Portal Pyemia
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Postcholecystectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Pseudocyst
  • Removal Of Pancreatic Tube Or Drain
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Gallbladder
  • Repair Of Liver Laceration
  • Repair Of Pancreas
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Surgery Of The Pancreas
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (43 Ratings, 24 Comments)


100

02/19/2018
A very straight forward professional. Offered new hope to battling my cancerous condition.
100

02/14/2018
This doctor and all of the staff were fantastic. So happy to have left [...] and come here. They gave me My Life Back! [...]
100

01/24/2018
[...] had to explain to me a cancer i didnt know i had until the last two weeks and i was extremely concerned about what was going to happen and quite stressed. He was sensitive to my emotional situation and talked me through options for treatment and what needed to be done next, what and why he was recommending the treatment he thought best for me given my personal medical history, and carefully answered all my questions so that i was clear on the answers as they pertained to my situation. i felt confident that i can trust him and that my treatment will be excellent and appropriate. my anxiety was diminished, i feel like i am in a relationship with a doctor/surgeon who has my best intrests in mind and will receive what i need to survive and maintain quality of life.
100

12/30/2017
Dr. Mejia is very good & his staff.
100

12/30/2017
Excellent no complaints.
100

12/27/2017
The staff is very helpful & Dr. Mejia is very thorough.
90

12/23/2017
I was referred for surgery. Everyone was nice and helpful
100

12/18/2017
He is thoughtful and considerate, as is his staff and all others in the office setting. [...]
100

12/15/2017
All my experiences with Dr. Juan Mejia and his staff were excellent. My respect, gratitude, admiration for Dr. Mejia know no bounds. He is truly a kind, caring and most highly skilled surgeon. All of my interactions with Dr. Mejia were beyond satisfactory; all were informative and thoroughly, adequately explained.
100

12/02/2017
I was sent to Dr. Mejia in an emergency situation. I was very satisfied with the care & evaluation.
80

11/29/2017
provider was rushed. Tried ti fit me in too small appointment time
100

11/01/2017
Dr. Mejia dealt with my diagnosis with a great deal of care & compassion.
100

10/27/2017
Great experience overall. Very thorough although nothing abnormal showed up in my test results to indicate cause of pain.
100

10/10/2017
Dr. Mejia personally asked about my eldest son - he remembered his name showed personal interest in his well-being. It had been 4 years since he & my son had talked with one another. His internist in my family was impressive.
100

10/05/2017
Dr. Mejia & PA [...] are very thorough & kind. All questions are always answered before leaving the office.
80

08/10/2017
I felt it was inappropriate to be approached to schedule surgery, chemo & radiation based upon preliminary results of my endoscopy & ERCP. The doctor whom I never previously met walked into my hospital room at 6:00 the next morning. Discussion outside that realm was not considered. I answered by explaining I was not prepared to make that decision.
100

08/02/2017
Always available.
100

06/14/2017
The staff and dr. are always available to answer questions. Exceptional care!
90

06/07/2017
Dr. Mejia considered my many "concerning" issues and came up with a 3 month surveillance program (re: Pancreatic cyst (4"). So I could avoid a very serious surgery. (A conservative approach.) I was previously told - I needed to remove gall bladder. He showed me the MRI and said it didn't appear this was necessary.
80

06/01/2017
Dr. Mejia gave me all the time need to discuss my problem. Office/nursing staff friendly & efficient.
90

05/25/2017
Everyone has been very informative and caring.
100

04/11/2017
Dr. Mejia & his nurse were easily approachable & very informative when relaying information & answering my questions. Their professional confidence & competence were very calming.
100

04/07/2017
Dr. Mejia is not only an expert in his field but also very caring.
100

03/30/2017
It was a fine experience!
 
105 West 8th Avenue Suite 7050
Spokane, WA 99204
509-747-0416
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Spokane, WA 99204
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500 West Broadway Street Floor 2
Missoula, MT 59802
Richland Specialty Outreach
112 Columbia Point Drive Suite 103
Richland, WA 99352
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital
Providence St. Patrick Hospital