Coronary Artery Bypass (CAB) Results


For the clinically appropriate patient, the da Vinci® procedure offers a number of potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less anesthesia
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster and more complete recovery
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

Learn more about CAB surgery

Coronary Artery Bypass GraftMini-ThoracotomySternotomy/ Open
Incision Size

1-1/2 inches

13 inches

Expected Hospital Stay

3 days

5 days

Expected Hospital Stay

2 weeks

6 weeks

CAB Patient Testimonial

by Anonymous on The Bethencourt Group
Saved my daughters wiill have a dad for a while longer!!!

I was diagnosed with severe multiple coronary artery severe stenoses and occlusion of the right. Dr. Bethencourt and his terrific team did emergency four arterial vessel bypass graft surgery and prevented a myocardial infarct and possible sudden death. He used both of my native internal mammary arteries and harvested my left radial artery for two additional bypasses. I was discharged 5days after surgery in great shape and nearly no pain. I started a walking program with my dog immediately. I am able to walk 30-50 minutes at a time now. Thanks to his technique of using titanium plates for the sternotomy, I am nearly pain free less than three weeks after surgery. All of his team members are very compassionate, professional, patient, understanding and expert. Thank you for saving my life and giving my teenage daughters a healthy father to help them through life's challenges. My dad died of an MI when I was 8, so I know what a miracle this has been for my family. I am a physician in Long Beach and know Dr. B and his great work.

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Our Coronary Artery Surgical Outcomes

* 2014 Hybrid CABG - 1 Robot Converted to Open

All data is self reported