Treatments related to coronary artery bypass surgery include endoscopic vein harvesting and endoscopic radial artery harvesting. These procedures are used to identify and collect blood vessels from the thigh, calf, wrist or chest. These harvested vessels will be used as grafts during the bypass surgery.
In an effort to minimize the impact of bypass surgery on the patient, new treatments are emerging that provide the ability to bypass blocked arteries without opening the chest. These less invasive procedures include key-hole surgery that is performed through tiny incisions and robotic procedures.