How many kinds of open heart surgery are there?

Many. This is a very broad question and beyond the scope of this format . In general open heart is performed for repairing/replace valves, bypassing blockages, correcting congenital heart disease , and removing masses such as malignancies. This is not a complete list ofcourse but ...
Many. Open / closed on pump/ off pump congenital adult acquired coronary 80% about now valvular ventricular assist transplant pacemakers etc and may more.

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After open heart surgery if as of now I bench 225. After surgery when would I be able to start working out with this type of heavy weight again?

Minimum 3 mo. I restrict my patients to 10 lbs with arms for 6 weeks followed by another 6 weeks with limits of 25 lbs. Also no pushing or pulling. After the 3 months you can begin building back up slowly. Read more...

My father was told he is not a good candidate for open heart surgery, are there any alternatives?

Some limited options. I assume he had a cardiac catherization. Depending on his age, he may be a candidate for transplant. Not knowing the situation, he may or may not have stenting in the past or his disease is profuse, with little runoff. Or, he could be a poor candidate for other reasons such as copd, diabetes etc etc. I would ask the doctor about other co-morbilities; he may be a transplant candidate. Read more...
Medicine. If for angina, there are some helpful meds. Stop smoking beta blockers other meds to relieve heart failure symptoms cardiology can go over that with you and him. Read more...

I took 10 mg of oxycodone and 0.5 mg of lorazepam, both prescribed after recent open heart surgery. Are the doses small enough that I need not worry?

Opiatebenzodiazepine. temporary use as prescribed for the immediate post operative pain is okay. Longer term use causes habituation and tachyphylaxis,there is some recent data suggesting heightend risk of cognitive decline (dementia) in those who have used benzodiazepines; so be careful and use sparingly. Read more...