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Bethencourt Speaks to San Antonio’s Journal Club

Daniel M Bethencourt, MD
On July 7th 2015, Cardiac Surgeon Daniel M. Bethencourt, MD, who specializes in robotic and minially invasive cardiac surgery as well as performing the NUSS procedure for patients with Pectus Excavatum (sunken chest), went to Riverside California to give a talk entitled “My Experience with Plate Fixation in the Chest – … Continue reading

Dr. Bethencourt Presents to Physicians at Kaiser Permanente

Biomet, the makers of the “SternaLock” Microfixation Plates asked cardiac surgeon Dr. Daniel M. Bethencourt to speak to the physicians at Kaiser Sunset in Los Angeles California on  March 17th, 2015 . His presentation called “My Experience with Plate Fixation in the Chest – … 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 Valve”  … Continue reading

Aortic Valve – Round Table Discussion

During the Annual Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 2015 meeting in San Diego, CA, St. Jude Medical hosted the “Aortic Valve Selection in 2015 – A Round Table Discussion.” As an expert in the field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, Daniel M.   … Continue reading

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery Southern, CA

Aortic valve surgery is done to replace the aortic valve in your heart. If an aortic valve does not close all the way or it isn’t allowing for proper blood flow, minimally invasive aortic valve surgery may be necessary. 99% of our patients who have an isolated (meaning no other heart problems) aortic valve stenosis or regurgitation can have their surgery done via minimally invasive technique. … Continue reading