Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD

Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD

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Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Slidell, LA. Dr. Bethala has more experience with Heart Conditions and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures 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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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Bethala is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore Slidell, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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4.2

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30 minutes from check in to exit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Tom – Sep 06, 2021
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Great visit
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 27, 2021
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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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
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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!
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
5 people found this helpful
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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!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
6 people found this helpful
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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.

Heart Conditions

Compare with other Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Bethala is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Bethala
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Heart Disease
Sinus Tachycardia
Hypertension
Sinus Bradycardia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

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

Dr. Bethala is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioversion, Elective
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High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Bethala's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Bethala's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Slidell, LA. Dr. Bethala has more experience with Heart Conditions and Cardiac Electrical System...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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (985) 288-1834, and for other questions, call (985) 641-7577.

Does Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bethala has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Bethala's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bethala frequently treats Heart Conditions and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Bethala specializes.

Where is Dr. Vasanth Bethala, MD's office located?

Dr. Bethala's office is located at 1051 Gause Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bethala is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore

Slidell, LA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Highland Community Hospital

Picayune, MS

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

Slidell Memorial Hospital

Slidell, LA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average