If your doctor has recommended coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for you or a loved one, this section of will help you understand the surgical procedures commonly performed.

  • Vessel Harvesting. Obtaining a blood vessel actually requires a separate procedure that is performed immediately before the bypass grafts are performed.
  • Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH). A method that uses a much smaller incision in order to acquire a healthy blood vessel from the patient to use as a bypass graft.
  • Heart Bypass Surgery. A surgical procedure in which one or more blocked coronary arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel to restore normal blood flow to the heart. These grafts usually come from the patient’s own arteries and veins located in the chest, leg, or arm.

Read about these procedures to learn more about the clinical benefits that each one offers.