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What Are My Options for Coronary Bypass Surgery?

If you have coronary artery disease (CAD), then you are one of more than 3 million people in the United States who have this condition.
CAD is caused by cholesterol and plaque build-up on the inner walls of the arteries that supply blood to your heart. … Continue reading

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

Coronary Artery Bypass (CAB) Surgery Southern California

Daniel M. Bethencourt, MD specializes in “complex” robotic surgery and is often able to perform robotic or minimally invasive surgery where many other physicians cannot. One of the many procedures Dr. Bethencourt performs routinely with robot assist is Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) or Coronary Artery Revascularzation. … Continue reading

Beyond Human Limits

Robotic Arms and Eyes Extend Capabilities of Heart Surgeons

A community seminar about the benefits of robot-assisted surgery at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center piqued Ron Walker’s interest. When the 70-year-old Fountain Valley resident attended the session, he learned that the minimally invasive procedure meant generally shorter recovery times, … Continue reading