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Bypass Surgery (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, CABG)

Overview of Bypass Surgery

Bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG, often pronounced "cabbage"), is a treatment for coronary artery disease and is one of the most commonly performed open heart surgeries. In this procedure, a vein from your leg — or an artery from your chest wall or arm — is used to bypass a coronary artery that is narrowed or blocked by fatty plaque buildup. Because a surgeon can perform several bypasses during a single surgery, CABG is often a good option for people with narrowing or blockage in several coronary arteries. CABG is also a good option for people with severe angina or severe narrowing in the left main coronary artery, or for people whose arteries have re-narrowed after cath lab procedures.

 
Coronary artery bypass grafting CABG surgery creates a bypass around a coronary artery that has been narrowed or blocked by plaque.
 

Patient Instructions

Learn what happens (and what you need to do) before, during, and after this procedure:

Where Do I Go?

Bypass surgery is performed in the cardiovascular operating room (also called the CV OR) by a cardiothoracic surgeon and the OR team. Immediately after surgery, patients recover in the Thoracic Intensive Care Unit, a 24-bed unit directly adjacent to the cardiovascular operating room.

If you have questions please call us: 801-507-4701.

Learn More About Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

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    Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Program provides all surgeries that are clinically available in the United States – along with high volumes and excellent outcomes.

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