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Endoscopic Vein Harvesting

Prior to performing bypass surgery, a Deborah® cardiothoracic surgeon determines what type of blood vessels are needed to create the bypass graft. Surgeons may opt to choose arteries from a patient’s chest (mammary or thoracic arteries), arm (radial artery), or veins in the legs (saphenous vein).


How does it work?

Performing this vein harvesting procedure endoscopically allows for a better overall patient experience after coronary artery bypass surgery. Because the incisions are tiny, endoscopic procedures cause little blood loss and the risk of infection is much lower. These techniques reduce patient discomfort, minimize scarring and shorten recovery time.

Using special instruments, the surgeon delicately removes the blood vessel and closes the incision. The harvested vessels are then used during surgery to create a bypass graft.


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