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Dr. Bethencourt is an ISMICS Poster Competition Finalist

Dr. Bethencourt is at the ISMICS national conference in Montreal and was the Poster Winner for the Category 8. Valve- Minimally Invasive Approaches: Aortic for the poster entitled Minimally-Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement via Right Anterior Mini-thoracotomy and Central Aortic Cannulation: A … Continue reading

Coronary Artery Bypass Hybrid Procedure

A hybrid procedure for Coronary Artery Bypass involves doing two parts of the procedure in the same place to reduce recovery time and trauma to the patient. Learn more about Coronary Artery Bypass on our services page or call (562) … Continue reading

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

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 … 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 … Continue reading

Bethencourt Receives Applause Award

February 11th, 2015 Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Daniel M. Bethencourt who specializes in Robotic & Minimally Invasive surgery received the “Applause Award” from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for exceeding expectations for patient care. Dr. Bethencourt was nominated by … 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

Dancing For Our Stars Gala Raises More Than $500,000!

The Dancing with our Stars Fundraising Gala for Memorial Health Systems raised more than $500,000 on Feb. 1, 2014! All proceeds for the event went towards the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute (“MHVI”) so that we can continue to provide excellent … Continue reading