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what exactly is a thoracab procedure?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Minimally invasive: This is another name for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery, where the heart is access through the intercostal (between the ribs) space and the operation is down through there. For more information please see: http://www.Uchospitals.Edu/specialties/heart/services/coronary-artery-disease/bypass/thoracab.Html.
Answered on Jun 20, 2014
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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
CABG via thoracotomy: This is a coronary artery bypass operation done through an incision between the ribs rather than splitting the breastbone.
Answered on Dec 10, 2012

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