Dr. Brian Thomas Bethea MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Brian Bethea is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Dallas, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baylor University Medical Center and Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for 15 years. Dr. Bethea accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 17 doctors at Baylor University Medical Center and one of 12 at Children's Medical Center of Dallas who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Valvular Disease, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1999 - 2005

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2005 - 2008

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Class of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 2 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified 8 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Sympathetic neural and hemodynamic responses to upright tilt in patients with pulsatile and nonpulsatile left ventricular assist devices.
Markham, D. W.,Fu, Q.,Palmer, M. D.,Drazner, M. H.,Meyer, D. M.,Bethea, B. T.,Hastings, J. L.,Fujimoto, N.,Shibata, S.,Levine, B. D.

Effects of inhaled nitric oxide following lung transplantation.
Yerebakan, C., Ugurlucan, M., Bayraktar, S., Bethea, B.T., Conte, J.V.

Application of haptic feedback to robotic surgery.
Bethea, B.T., Okamura, A.M., Kitagawa, M., Fitton, T.P., Cattaneo, S.M., Gott, V.L., Baumgartner, W.A., Yuh, D.D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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