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 his patient J.H., who had surgery in December 2014. J.H. submitted his recommendation for the award stating “…Dr. “B” is a top notch surgeon who did exactly what he said for the 3-wire robotic surgery to insert a new pacemaker defibrillator. Highly skilled, a craftsman/scientist. My heart is in rhythm for the first time since 1998! Thank you!…“
Dr. Bethencourt is a leader in the field of Robotic Cardiac Surgery having performed over 800 cardiac surgeries where robot assistance was used. He and the cardiac team at Long Beach Memorial & Orange Coast Memorial are committed to providing exceptional care to our patients.