Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is a surgical procedure that restores blood flow to the heart by bypassing blocked heart arteries. Boston Medical Center's Cardiac Surgery Department offers a wide range of CABG, from traditional open CABG to minimally invasive procedures in a state-of-the-art environment. Having this many treatment options means that you'll receive the treatment that's right for you.
In CABG, the surgeon uses a piece of artery or vein from another part of the patient's body to reroute blood around the blockage. Traditional CABG requires the surgeon to open the chest by separating the breast bone, stilling the heart, and connecting the patient to a heart-lung machine.
The cardiac surgeons at BMC specialize in treating blocked coronary arteries using innovative techniques that use smaller incisions and allow the heart to remain beating, including:
Compared to traditional open CABG, the benefits these procedures offer to patients include less need for transfusions, less risk of bleeding, stroke, or kidney failure, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times -- helping you get well and back to your life as quickly as possible.
Although we are proud of our techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, you are our highest priority. Our surgical team includes cardiac surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and surgical nurses who work collaboratively to provide you with the most advanced and effective medical treatment in New England -- as well as unmatched patient care.
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