The Bethencourt Group Surgery Results

One of the things we take pride in the most is how much experience our surgeon Dr. Bethencourt, have and how happy our patients are. Check out our results from 3 of our biggest procedures, Aortic Valve Replacement, Mitral Valve Repair … Continue reading

da VinciĀ® Robot Cardiac Surgery Los Angeles County

Having performed well over 800 robot assisted cardiac procedures, Daniel M Bethencourt, MD has the expertise and experience you need when looking for a cardiac surgeon you can trust to perform complex heart surgery using minimally invasive techniques, which includes the use … Continue reading

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

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

Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass Surgery Los Angeles, CA

  With today’s technology, there is no need to have invasive heart bypass surgery that involves “cracking” the chest and stopping the heart. Dr. Daniel Bethencourt provides patients throughout Southern California with minimally invasive cardiac procedures, including minimally invasive heart … 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 … Continue reading