Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

If coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is your best treatment option, depend on the skilled heart and vascular surgeons at Adventist HealthCare.

Among the Top Hospitals in the U.S.

Feel confident in our team’s expertise, dedication to your safety and history of success because we’re in the top seven percent of hospitals nationwide that offer CABG. Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital holds a three-star rating – the highest possible quality rating for this procedure – from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

What’s CABG?

The coronary arteries bring blood to the heart. CABG is surgery to improve blood flow (circulation). It may be done:

  • After a heart attack
  • To treat coronary artery disease (CAD), a type of heart disease that causes the buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries

CABG doesn’t cure the buildup of plaque in the arteries, but it may help relieve symptoms and prevent future problems. Your doctor may also recommend heart healthy lifestyle changes and a cardiac rehabilitation program.

What to Expect

During CABG, your surgeon will replace a damaged part of your coronary arteries with a healthy artery or vein graft – most often, a vein from the leg called the saphenous vein. Your leg will still have healthy blood flow.

Minimally Invasive Vein Harvesting

Your doctor may use a small incision and tiny camera and tools to guide the removal of the saphenous vein. You’ll have less scarring, risk of an infection or bleeding, and a faster recovery than after open surgical vein harvesting.

Open-Chest Surgery

Your surgeon will do CABG through an open procedure. This means an incision will open the chest so your doctor can treat the heart. Learn about the different types of CABG surgery.

After CABG

Your providers will offer superior care and personalized attention in the hours, days and weeks after your surgery. Rely on your team for support during your stay in the hospital and when you go home.

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