Cardiac Surgery Results in Los Angeles CA
Delivering Improved Quality of Life in Southern California
The vast majority of our patients have outcomes that provide them with an improved quality of life. Depending upon their treatment, patients can return home as early two-three days after surgery and many patients return to work or their normal lifestyle within two weeks.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgical Results
Comparing coronary artery bypass surgery done robotically vs open (Sternotomy). During the surgery, a bypass is created by grafting a piece of a vein above and below the blocked area of a coronary artery, enabling blood to flow around the obstruction. Veins are usually taken from the leg, but arteries from the chest may also be used to create a bypass graft.
Aortic Valve Replacement Surgical Results
Comparing Mini-Thoracotomy (or Port Access) aortic valve replacement vs open (Sternotomy). Dr. Bethencourt performs the majority of Isolated (meaning no other procedure needed) Aortic Valve Replacements using a Minimally Invasively technique called “Mini-Thoracotomy” or “Port Access”
Atrial Fibrillation/Maze Procedure Results
Comparing total MAZE procedures done vs. isolated MAZE procedures done via robotic assistance. In the Maze procedure the surgeon seeks to permanently interrupt aberrant electrical conduction within the atria to restore normal sinus rhythm.