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Can cardiac bypass surgery be done laparoscopically?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Small incisions

Cardiac surgery can be done through very small incisions robotically and/or thorascopically.
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/robotic_surgery.html.

In brief: Small incisions

Cardiac surgery can be done through very small incisions robotically and/or thorascopically.
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/robotic_surgery.html.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Matthew Hennig
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Not exactly...

Technically, laparoscopic surgery is from the abdomen.
Thoracoscopic surgery and robotic surgery can be used to do bypass surgery as well as other minimally invasive techniques. Your overall health as well as the locations for bypass all help determine if one of these alternative ways of operating is feasible or not.

In brief: Not exactly...

Technically, laparoscopic surgery is from the abdomen.
Thoracoscopic surgery and robotic surgery can be used to do bypass surgery as well as other minimally invasive techniques. Your overall health as well as the locations for bypass all help determine if one of these alternative ways of operating is feasible or not.
Dr. Matthew Hennig
Dr. Matthew Hennig
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In brief: Yes

For very specific arteries and operations.

In brief: Yes

For very specific arteries and operations.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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