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Open Heart Surgery
"Open heart surgery" is a descriptive term for any surgical procedure that involves opening the chest to operate on the heart. When people talk about "open heart surgery," they are usually referring to coronary artery bypass surgery, a procedure where the surgeon uses a blood vessel from the patient's own body to "bypass" a blockage in one of the arteries supplying blood to the heart.

The first ever open-heart surgery in the Bahamas was performed at Doctors Hospital in 1994. Our world-class cardiac program has saved many lives. The Doctors Hospital cardiac program is a full-service, multi-disciplinary program that cares for public and private patients. It combines special diagnostic procedures with education, advanced patient care, and rehabilitative therapy. Diagnostic procedures offered in the cardiac program include pediatric and adult cardiac surgery, cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty and stent procedures, and pacemaker insertion (temporary and permanent).

Coronary artery bypass surgery is used to reduce the symptoms of coronary artery disease and to prevent future heart attacks in patients who have major blockages in their coronary arteries. At Doctors Hospital , several new surgical approaches to coronary artery bypass grafting are now available:

  • Endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting allows vein grafts to be taken from the leg without the need for a large surgical incision. The result is much more rapid healing of the harvest site with less pain and scarring.
  • Minimally invasive bypass surgery offers an alternative to coronary artery bypass grafts for patients who have only one or two blocked arteries. This operation uses a combination of ports (small holes) in the chest and a small incision made directly over the coronary artery that needs to be bypassed. The result is more rapid healing of the chest incision with less pain and scarring.

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