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Heart Bypass Surgery Cabg in Turkey

Heart Bypass Surgery Cabg in Turkey

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, also known as Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, and colloquially heart bypass or bypass surgery, is a surgical procedure to restore normal blood flow to an obstructed coronary artery. ... Read More

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Acibadem Hospitals Group
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Acibadem Hospitals Group

Multi Specialty
  • 550 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Heart Bypass Surgery Cabg in Acibadem Hospitals Group

Prof. Dr. Ufuk Demirkilic

Senior Consultant
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 35 years of experience

Dr. Ahmet Demirkaya

Consultant
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 14 years of experience

Dr. Faruk Hokenek

Consultant
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 18 years of experience

Dr. Salis Tager

Senior Consultant
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 39 years of experience
Medical Park Group, İstanbul
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Medical Park Group, İstanbul

Multi Specialty
  • 5600 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Heart Bypass Surgery Cabg in Medical Park Group, İstanbul

Prof. Dr. GÖKHAN HACIİBRAHİMOĞ

Professor
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 18 years of experience

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökhan Albayrak

Associate Professor
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 20 years of experience

Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan Eser

Associate Professor
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 20 years of experience

Prof. Dr. Melih Kaptanoğlu

Professor
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 28 years of experience

Dr. Rüştü Kalaç

Professor
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 13 years of experience

Dr. Emin Hyphen

Senior Consultant
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 16 years of experience
Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul
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Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul

Multi Specialty
  • 470 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Heart Bypass Surgery Cabg in Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul

Prof. Dr. Halil Türkoglu

Chief
Cardiac Surgeon
  • 34 years of experience

Frequently Asked Questions related to Heart Bypass Surgery Cabg

Heart Bypass- Minimally Invasive CABG

When the tube will be removed after surgery?

The tube will be removed within a day or two after the surgery.

What are the risks of heart bypass surgery?

Some of the risks of the surgery includes blood loss, blood clots, low grade fever, pain at the site of cut, infection of lungs, temporary or permanent brain injury, stroke or heart attack.

When you will be discharged after the surgery?

You will be discharged after 2-3 days of the surgery and you can start doing your normal activities after 2-3 weeks of the surgery.

Will I be able to smoke/ consume alcohol after surgery?

Smoking is absolutely prohibited post-surgery. Occasional and moderate drinking is generally allowed.

Would the local doctor in my country be given any special instructions to manage my condition post surgery?

You will be given a discharge summary at the time of discharge from the hospital. This document has all relevant details for your local doctor to follow you up post-surgery.

But your local doctor can also get in touch with treating surgeons through us. Talk to your case manager and we will be happy to facilitate.

When can I be sexually active again?

Resume sexual activities in six-eight weeks

How long do you have to take blood thinners after bypass surgery?

The surgeon must find a balance between preventing clots and having a patient bleed too much during surgery.

For some patients who routinely take a blood thinner prior to surgery, the dose of blood thinners that are typically taken each day is stopped at least 24 hours, and up to a week, prior to the surgery.

When you can recover from surgery?

It takes time to completely recover from the surgery, it may take 3 to 6 months to recover fully. You have to follow some precautions such as don’t smoke, eat a healthy and balanced diet, keep control on your blood sugar and high blood pressure.

What should you not do after CABG?

You should not do any activity or any exercise which can cause pain across your chest, you should immediately stop doing any activity if you feel shortness of breath, dizziness or any pain in your chest, don’t involve in any activity which can cause pulling or pain in your chest.

How long does it take to do heart bypass surgery?

It will generally takes three to five hours to do the surgery.

How you have to prepare yourself two weeks before the surgery?

Before 2 weeks of the surgery stop taking the drugs which can increase bleeding during the surgery. Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight before your surgery , you can rinse your mouth with water but do not swallow it. 

How heart bypass surgery is being done?

In heart bypass surgery the surgeon will make a 3 to 5 inch incision in the left part of your chest between your ribs to reach your heart. After that the muscles in the area will be pushed apart and the coastal cartilage will be removed, then the surgeon will then find and prepare an artery on your chest wall (internal mammary artery) to attach to your coronary artery that is blocked. At last the surgeon will use sutures for connecting the prepared chest artery to the blocked part of coronary artery.  A tube will be placed in your chest for draining fluid.

What to expect during CABG?

During CABG, a surgical team will take one or more blood vessels from another part of your body and create newer blood vessels to take blood into the heart.

ICU Stay, total hospital stay, stay near hospital, when can I fly back?

You'll usually need to stay in the hospital for around 7 days after having a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) so medical staff can closely monitor your recovery. ICU for 1-2 days.

During this time, you may be attached to various tubes, drips, and drains that provide you with fluids and allow blood and urine to drain away.

Those who have had a heart valve repair or replacement surgery or coronary artery bypass grafts (open heart surgery) can usually fly after 4 weeks.

What precautions do you have to take after a CABG procedure?

Some precautions which you have to take after a CABG procedure are heavy physical activities, lying down in supine position, restrict salt consumption and chest physiotherapy.

What to expect before coronary artery bypass grafting?

Your doctor might order a number of tests before your CABG procedure. These may include blood tests, EKG, echocardiogram, chest x ray, cardiac catheterization, and angiography.

Can patient use stairs after the procedure?

If you can walk normally at your usual pace, you can also climb two flights of stairs at your usual pace

Will I be able to walk normally after my surgery?

Generally, you should be able to sit in a chair after 1 day, walk after 3 days, and walk up and downstairs after 5 or 6 days. Most people make a full recovery within 12 weeks of the operation.

If you are doing Minimally invasive surgery, does it offer same results as Open surgery or will the results be compromised because of this technique?

That is absolutely right. If your surgeon felt, he will not be able to achieve the desired results in minimally invasive surgery, he will not offer it in the first place.

Where all the incisions be made on my body? Chest only? Chest and legs?

A series of small incisions are made between your ribs on the left side of your chest, directly over the artery to be bypassed. The incisions usually are about 3 inches long.

Taking veins from the legs has traditionally been done but with advanced techniques, doctors do it endoscopically and hence NO more cuts other than chest incision.

I am 70 years old, Is it safe for me to undergo this surgery?

Coronary artery disease is generally an old age problem and hence people of up to 70-75 years of age can safely undergo the procedure.

Success rate of CABG?

CABG in today's world has become a very routine procedure. Most doctors we work with operate about 20-25 such patients every month. The success rate of CABG surgery is easily more than 95%.

What are the risks of CABG?

Possible risks of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) include:
Bleeding during or after the surgery.
Blood clots that can cause heart attack, stroke, or lung problems.
Infection at the incision site.
Pneumonia.
Breathing problems.
Pancreatitis.
Kidney failure.
Abnormal heart rhythm

Why am i not been offered Angioplasty as an alternative?

Bypass surgery is generally considered the better option in cases where the patient's arteries are blocked in multiple areas or where their left main coronary artery is narrowed.

Sometimes patients will prefer the less invasive angioplasty as they would like to resume work sooner.

What are the latest technology and techniques available for CABG?

Minimally invasive surgery also called keyhole surgery.

Is it necessary to do open surgery, can it not be done through minimally invasive technique?

In most cases, minimally invasive surgery can be offered, but if your surgeon is insisting on open surgery, there have to be medical reasons for it.

You should clarify all such apprehensions during your clinical evaluation with the treating surgeon.

Who is a candidate for minimally invasive CABG?

Not everyone can be a candidate for minimally invasive CABG surgery, the ideal candidate for this surgery are only those who have one to three vessels that needed to be bypasses and they are at high risks for undergoing traditional CABG surgery.

I drink liquor frequently. Will i be able to drink normally after this surgery?

Occasional drinking post-CABG is acceptable. It is important for the patient to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Since coronary artery disease is a lifestyle disease and can very well be managed by a change in lifestyle post-surgery.

What to expect after CABG?

Recovering from a coronary artery bypass graft procedure takes time and everyone recovers at slightly different speeds.

Generally, you should be able to sit in a chair after 1 day, walk after 3 days, and walk up and downstairs after 5 or 6 days. Most people make a full recovery within 12 weeks of the operation.

Long term follow up is required?

The doctor will advise you to run investigations after 6 months, 1 year and share the reports electronically to review the progress and condition of the heart.

What is the age limit for bypass surgery?

There is no upper age limit for the surgery, the risk of the procedure are higher in those patients who are older than 65 years.

Is this surgery right for you?

Your doctor can only tell you whether this surgery is  good choice for you or not it depends on your health, the condition of your coronary artery disease, the number of bypass needed.  There are lots of other pros and cons of the surgery the doctor will make the right decision about which procedure is the best suitable for you.

Is CABG minimally invasive procedure?

CABG works to improve the blood flow to the heart and this procedure is said to be invasive because heart bypass creates a new route called as bypass for blood and oxygen to reach your heart, it can be done without stopping the heart there will be no need for you to kept on a heart lung machine during the procedure.

Why the procedure of heart bypass is being done?

You will be recommended to undergo heart bypass surgery if you have blockage in your one or two coronary artery mostly in the front of your heart. When one or more coronary artery become totally or partially blocked and your heart doesn’t get enough blood then it can cause chest pain.

Can CABG be avoided?

The most important is that the need for bypass surgery arises as to the result of a preventable condition, namely, coronary artery disease.

If you take care of yourself, eat well, exercise and take heart-healthy supplements, the chances are good that you may be able to avoid a bypass.

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