Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

During this procedure, surgeons bypass diseased sections of arteries branching off the aorta, called coronary arteries, by taking grafts of healthy blood vessels from other parts of the body to increase blood flow to the heart muscle tissue. The number of grafts needed depends on how many arteries are blocked, and the healthy tissue typically comes from the leg. This is considered an open heart procedure where a heart and lung bypass are used during the operation however in some cases less invasive robotic techniques may be an option. Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques for obtaining blood vessels from the leg used in the bypass procedure.