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.

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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. His topic was “Recommendation for Building Successful Robotic-Assisted CARDIAC and THORACIC Surgery Programs at Your Institution

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

Re-Evolution Summit IIIThe 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, Innovation & Education (MITIE).

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