Monthly Archives: February 2015

Robotic-Assisted Surgery: Repairing the Heart at Long Beach Memorial

  It was easy for René LePage to dismiss the extreme exhaustion. Like many wives and mothers, she wore a number of hats—employee, community volunteer, tutor, chauffeur, cook—so she didn’t think too much of it when she began dropping off … Continue reading

Dr. Bethencourt – Speaks in Egypt!

 Internationally known for Robotic & Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Daniel M. Bethencourt, MD is in Egypt on February 23rd, 2015 at The 42nd Annual Egyptian Society of Cardiology discussing “Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery – Current & Future Opportunities.“      

Bethencourt Receives Applause Award

February 11th, 2015 Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Daniel M. Bethencourt who specializes in Robotic & Minimally Invasive surgery received the “Applause Award” from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for exceeding expectations for patient care. Dr. Bethencourt was nominated by … Continue reading

Mitral Valve Surgery Los Angeles County

From Heart Disease to Hearts-at-Ease with Robotic Assisted Surgery   Michael Walo was on vacation when he had difficulty breathing. He was admitted to the hospital, where he received unsettling news that he needed heart surgery. “One of the valves … Continue reading

Beyond Human Limits

Robotic Arms and Eyes Extend Capabilities of Heart Surgeons A community seminar about the benefits of robot-assisted surgery at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center piqued Ron Walker’s interest. When the 70-year-old Fountain Valley resident attended the session, he learned that the minimally … Continue reading

Performance of the SJM Trifecta Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve

    In July 2014 Daniel M. Bethencourt, MD along with 5 other providers published a paper in the Journal of Heart Valve Disease called “Comprehensive Hemodynamic Performance and Frequency of Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch of the St. Jude Medical Bioprosthetic Aortic … Continue reading

Annual Wear Red Day (2015)

Friday February 6th is National Wear Red Day.