Cardiothoracic Surgery

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS)

There are more than 500,000 coronary artery bypass surgeries performed each year in the United States. This open heart surgery procedure is performed on patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) that has caused a blockage in the patient’s coronary artery. The CABS is performed to improve blood flow to the patient’s heart when lifestyle changes, medications, and angioplasty are not appropriate or effective options for a patient.

Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH)

Endoscopic vessel harvesting is performed on patients who have coronary artery disease in conjunction with coronary artery bypass surgery. The harvested veins are used to add new vessels to assist the blocked vessels in circulating blood through the cardiovascular system. The vessels are harvested from legs (the great saphenous vein) and the arms (radial artery). EVH does not have a negative impact on the extremities blood vessel networks.

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