What is a MIDCAB and Who is a Candidate for this Procedure?

Service: Topics: Organization:
Orange Coast Memorial
Daniel M. Bethencourt, MD
Featured speaker:

Daniel M. Bethencourt, MD

Medical Director Cardiovascular Surgery, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial & Orange Coast Memorial
Specialties:
  • Cardiothoracic / Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt is the medical director of cardiac and thoracic surgery at the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute. Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon, Dr. Bethencourt has been practicing cardiac and thoracic surgery in Long Beach for 21 years.

Podcast Summary

Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery offer the same benefits as open-heart coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, but with shorter hospitalization, less blood loss, and a faster recovery. Cardiac surgeon, Daniel Bethencourt, MD, discusses the details of how this surgery is performed, who is a candidate, the risks and benefits, as well as the recovery process.