During minimally invasive bypass surgery, a three to
five inch incision is made between the ribs in order to access the heart and
bypass one or two coronary arteries. This procedure is performed while the
heart is still beating and does not require the use of a heart-lung machine or
an incision made in the sternum.
invasive direct coronary artery bypass
Treated with Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery:
Minimally invasive bypass surgery may be performed
in cases of coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis of the coronary
Non-surgical alternatives to minimally invasive
bypass surgery include dietary changes, weight loss, lifestyle changes, blood
pressure medication, blood thinners and vasodilators. A traditional coronary
artery bypass is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
with Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery:
Minimally invasive bypass surgery is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery:
Possible risks following minimally invasive bypass
surgery include scarring, infection, bleeding, blood clots and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia.
after Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
minimally invasive bypass surgery is very good. The majority of arterial grafts
last ten years or longer.
from Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery:
Total recovery from minimally invasive bypass
surgery takes two weeks.