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Cardiac Bypass Surgery (Heart Bypass Surgery)



Coronary arteries are the small blood vessels that supply your heart with oxygen and nutrients that are carried in your blood. They are very important to your health. If they are blocked or the flow of blood is restricted, your heart cannot function properly. This can lead to heart failure. If you have a blockage in one or more of your coronary arteries, you may need Cardiac Bypass Surgery.


Heart bypass surgery may be planned or done as emergency surgery. Emergency bypass may be performed if you are admitted for a severe heart attack or other coronary event. Heart bypass surgery creates a new route, called a bypass, for blood and oxygen to reach your heart. The goal of this surgery is to replace damaged arteries in your heart with blood vessels from another area of your body. Before your surgery you will get general anesthesia. You will be asleep (unconscious) and pain-free during surgery.

Coronary bypass surgery uses a healthy blood vessel taken from your leg, arm, chest or abdomen and connects it to the other arteries in your heart so that blood is bypassed around the diseased or blocked area. After a coronary bypass surgery, blood flow to your heart is improved. Coronary bypass surgery is just one option to treat heart disease.


Coronary bypass surgery improves symptoms, such as chest pain and shortness of breath due to poor blood flow to the heart. In some situations, coronary bypass surgery may improve your heart function and reduce your risk of dying of heart disease



Dr. Dhairaysheel Kanase, Cardiac Surgeon in Pune has profound experience and qualifications to perform cardiac bypass surgery. He serves as Director and chief Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeon at Apex Eye Care Clinic located in Baner, Pune. He is also associated at various renowned hospitals in Pune like K.E.M. Hospital, Poona Hospital and Research centre, N. M. Wadia Hospital of Cardiology, Ruby Hall Clinic, Jehangir Hospital and Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.


“Prior to the surgery, a comprehensive examination is done to reduce your risk of surgical complications. It is important to inform your doctor—or emergency room team—if patient has: diabetes, emphysema, kidney disease, peripheral artery disease”, says Dr. Dhairyasheel Kanase.