Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD

Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 63

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Slidell, LA. Dr. Bethala has more experience with Cardiac Care, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Implantable Cardiac Devices than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore and Highland Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bethala to book an appointment.


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Cardiology Institute Practice

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(985) 288-1834
Slidell Orthopaedics1051 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70458
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Dr. Bethala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bethala

4.0

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I recommend Dr Bethala to anyone looking for a true professional in cardio care. He is kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable in treating and/or preventing heart problems. He genuinely cares.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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LA – Oct 11, 2018
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If you want to wait 2 hours to see a specialist for 5 minutes of your time (most of it talking to his recorder), he is your guy!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Shelby in Slidell, LA – Sep 01, 2018
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Dr. Bethala saved my husband's life when he correctly diagnosed and found his heart blockages which were corrected with a quadruple bypass surgery. He is very caring and answers all your questions and concerns by explaining everything. I highly recommend him and am having a carotid artery surgery performed by him in a few days because I am so confident in his skills and knowledge!
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Slidell, LA – May 10, 2017
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I would not recommend Dr. Perhaps. My husband was his patient. One night his blood pressure spiked to about 300. He had a appointment with Dr Bethala the next day after spending hours in the hospital the night before. Dr Bethala canceled his appointment and his staff refused to let him see any of the Drs. In the practice. They do not care about patient's well being!!!
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Andrea Baker in Slidell, LA – Nov 02, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bethala

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bethala treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bethala treats other conditions, please contact the office at (985) 641-7577.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypotension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala treats Hypotension more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bethala treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala treats Hyperlipidemia more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bethala treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bethala treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Bethala treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala treats Arrhythmias more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Bethala treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Bethala treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Compare with other Implantable Cardiac Devices specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Bethala performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Bethala performs this procedure more than 51% of their peers

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Electrophysiology specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Bethala performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Cardiac Electrophysiology
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Bethala performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bethala performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Bethala performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

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Dr. Bethala's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Biography

Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Slidell, LA. Dr. Bethala has more experience with Cardiac Care, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders,...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
U New Mexico
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Philadelphia Heart Inst-Presbyn Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Presbyn-U Penn Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1986
Presbyn-U Penn Med Ctr
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore

Slidell, LA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Highland Community Hospital

Picayune, MS

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital

Bogalusa, LA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Slidell Memorial Hospital

Slidell, LA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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