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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

Coronary Artery Bypass (CAB) in California

With the advent of minimally-invasive robotic surgery, a new approach to coronary bypass and MIDCAB became available to patients who needed only one vein graph. Robotic surgeons can now accomplish a single graph of the left internal mammory artery to left anterior descending artery using the da Vinci® Surgical System. … Continue reading

da Vinci® Coronary Revascularization in California

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death amongst both men and women in the United States.
CAD occurs when arteries that supply blood become hardened and narrowed due to cholesterol and plaque.Continue reading