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What is coronary artery bypass surgery like?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Major surgery

It's one of the most commonly performed major operations.
Routinely, surgery takes about 4-5 hours; hospitalization last 4-7 days on average. One recovers over 4-8 weeks with full recovery by 4-6 months. No driving for 6 weeks. The purpose is to help folks return to full function with normal life and is successful in the vast majority.

In brief: Major surgery

It's one of the most commonly performed major operations.
Routinely, surgery takes about 4-5 hours; hospitalization last 4-7 days on average. One recovers over 4-8 weeks with full recovery by 4-6 months. No driving for 6 weeks. The purpose is to help folks return to full function with normal life and is successful in the vast majority.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: See video

In you tube there is a nice video showing the procedure.
There are also visual graphics and animations.

In brief: See video

In you tube there is a nice video showing the procedure.
There are also visual graphics and animations.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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