Yearly Archives: 2012

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Lung Cancer in Long Beach, CA

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat lung cancer, you may be a candidate for a safe, effective and minimally invasive procedure – da Vinci Surgery. The Bethencourt Group in Long Beach, CA uses the most advanced technology to provide our doctors with superior vision, … Continue reading

A Surgeon’s Dream Comes True: 3D Video Camera Surgery

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt has performed more than 400 robotic-assisted cardiac procedures. He is 1 of only 7 cardiothoracic surgeons in California acknowledged for his expertise by the creators of the da Vinci robotic surgery system. We are proud to have him leading our cardiac robotic surgery team. … Continue reading

Dual anterior and posterior mitral valve clefts evaluated by 3-dimensional echocardiography with robot-assisted surgical correction

We report a case of dual mitral valve clefts in both theanterior and posterior leaflets of the mitral valve. Threedimensionaltransesophageal echocardiography (TEE) facilitates visualization of the mitral leaflet pathology andassists with accurate surgical planning. This rare mitralvalve anomaly is confirmed surgically and corrected withminimally invasive robotic technique. … Continue reading

Best Practices in da Vinci Cardiothoracic Surgery by Dr. Bethencourt

On May 30 – June 2 of 2012, Dr. Bethencourt not only Attended the ISMICS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery) he also presented during a luncheon symposium on behalf of Memorial Medical Centers, Intuitive & da Vinci Surgery, the leaders in Robotic and Minimally Invasive development. … Continue reading

Dr. Bethencourt honored as faculty speaker for “Robotic MV (Mitral Valve) – How to do it?”

The 3rd Annual Re-Evolution Summit at located in Houston Texas.
Physicians and allied professionals came from all over the country to attend this high tech conference focusing on the latest in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at The Methodist Institute for Technology, … Continue reading