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Beating Heart Bypass Surgery

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Beating heart bypass surgery is an innovative technique for patients needing bypass surgery but not physically able to undergo the stresses of traditional bypass surgery. This surgery is more sophisticated than the traditional bypass procedure and requires an expert surgeon. Traditional open-heart bypass surgery requires the heart to be stopped while blood pumps through the body using a machine. Also called off-pump bypass surgery, beating heart bypass surgery allows the surgeon to operate while the heart is still functioning. Advanced technology allows the surgeon to stabilize a portion of the heart and attend to the congested arteries.

This procedure is beneficial for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, severe atherosclerosis, carotid artery stenosis or a history of stroke. Patients who undergo off-pump bypass procedures may experience a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery with fewer complications, however off-pump procedures are not right for every patient. Your surgeon can recommend the best treatment options for you.

The medical team at Cardiac Surgery Associates of Tampa specializes in groundbreaking techniques like the beating heart bypass procedure. If you would like to speak with one of our cardiac surgeons about the beating heart bypass surgery, please request an appointment online or call us at 813.910.0027.