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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

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

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