What body cavity is used to perform coronary artery bypass surgery?

Center of chest. Coronary bypass operation is performed by cutting the breastbone down the middle and opening up the chest. When the parts of the split breast bone are moved to each side the heart is easily reached. Once the coronary vessels have bypasses in place the sternum is brought back to the middle and held with wire sutures that are permanent.

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What cavity would you do coronary bypass surgery on?

The heart is at . Chest cavity. Typical open heart surgery required a midsternotomy. Opening the chest along the sternum and retracting laterally. You will see the pericardial sac. After pericardiotomy you will see the heart beating at he cavity. Read more...

What is the death rate of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Less than 1% It should be less than (typically, much less than, these days) 1% overall for any institution. If it is more, perhaps they should not be performing the procedure. Read more...
Depends. Go to sts.Org and do the risk calculator analysis according to comorbidities and demographics, obviously patients with renal failure, left main, 80's , diabetes, salvage operation for acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock, morbid obesity, pre operative cardiogenic shock, redo operations, concomitant valve or aortic surgery, severe pulmonary hypertension, COPD will have high mortality/morbidity. Read more...
About 1%. For a straight forward CABG operation, the mortality rate is less than 1% but as dr. Matos-cruz pointed out, there are many other risk factors that can impact the outcome and raise the mortality rate. Read more...

How can I get an indepth explanation of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Research. If you are looking for a comprehensive explanation, go on line and look for papers from the cleveland clinic, texas heart institute, or other high volume facility. If you know a cardiothoracic surgeon, you may want to sit down and talk with them one on one. Read more...

What is the number of people that have coronary artery bypass surgery each year?

Decreasing . The annual CABG surgery rate decreased steadily from 1742 CABG surgeries per million adults per year in 2001-2002 to 1081cabg surgeries per million adults per year in 2007-2008. Read more...

How often robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery used and advantage co or pro over the regular bypass.?

Depends on center. Robotic CABG depends on the center and on the surgeon. The frequency varies widely from medical center to center. The robotic approach utilizes smaller incisions, is cosmetically more acceptable, lesser pain and the recovery quicker than conventional surgery. Read more...
Rarely used <1% . Rare. Pro -- smaler incision, sternum not sawed in half. Con -- unknown long term results, grafts may not stay open as long as with open procedure, beecause the anastamoses (sewing grafts onto the arteries) are more difficult. Robot has been around for many years. It is notable that < 1% of all CABG are done with robot at this point for reasons noted above. Don't risk your life / future. Read more...
It depends. In the hands of some surgeons, robotic results may not be as good as for others. Choose your surgeon and medical center well. Read more...