Treating Mitral Valve Prolapse and Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Bethencourt has a lot of experience treating cardiac conditions with proven results. Many patitents have undergone Robotically assisted mitral valve surgery and coronary artery surgery with great recovery rates. While Dr. Bethencourt can do both open and minimally invasive surgeries, he has mastered the da Vinci Robotic System to do minimally invasive robotic surgery, and can even perform hybrid procedures that combine both that and open.
For more information, call Dr. Bethencourt at (562) 988-9333.
Two common conditions that can affect your heart are mitral valve prolapse and coronary artery disease. If you have one of these conditions, and medicine, lifestyle changes or other options do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.
The method of heart surgery your doctor uses may include: open surgery through a large chest incision (sternotomy) or minimally invasive surgery through a few small incisions (cuts) between your ribs (also called thoracoscopic surgery). Surgeons use long instruments, including a thoracoscope (long thin tube) which has a light and tiny camera at the end. Images from the camera are sent to a video monitor to guide doctors as they operate.
If you are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery, ask your doctor about da Vinci Cardiac Surgery.
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