You may need artery bypass surgery to restore the blood flow in an artery anywhere in your body. In the heart, it’s called a coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Types of surgeries may differ, depending on the affected organ, but the goal is always the same: restore the blood flow in the diseased arteries. The artery bypass graft is an alternate conduit that circumvents the arterial blockage restriction. Call the medical expert at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn today for the best advice when it comes to the management of diseases of veins and arteries.
What Is Artery Bypass Surgery?
An artery bypass graft surgery is a procedure to create a new path for blood to flow around a blocked artery. Arteries supply blood rich in oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. The surgical procedure uses an artery bypass graft to replace a diseased artery.
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is one of the most well-known types of artery bypass surgery. The CABG procedure is a common treatment for a coronary disease. An artery bypass surgery can also address the detrimental effects of peripheral artery disease (PAD). At the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky, evaluates your peripheral artery disease and offers advice regarding an appropriate treatment, including a potential need for an arterial bypass surgery.
Am I a Candidate for an Artery Bypass Graft?
A top vascular expert in NYC uses the latest imaging technology to evaluate your peripheral artery disease. Certain symptoms may suggest that you have PAD:
- Leg numbness or weakness
- Leg pain when walking, called claudication
- Shining or discolored skin on your legs
- Muscle pain in your legs or arms
- Cramping in your legs, especially at night
- Pain in your calf or foot
- Hair loss or slower hair growth on your legs and feet
- A cold feeling from your lower leg
- Weak or no pulse in your legs or feet
- Pain in your hips, thighs or calves when you walk or climb stairs
- Slow-growing thickened toe nails
If you have any of these symptoms, you may be a candidate for an artery bypass graft. Visit the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn for a definite diagnosis. CABG surgery is successful about 98 percent of the time, although you need an experienced cardiac surgeon for the procedure. If this is what you need, Dr. Sobolevsky can offer expert advice and point you to the best specialists.
Dr. Sobolevsky is an expert in vein treatment. He was able to diagnose and treat my condition quickly and effectively. I appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail throughout the process. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking vein treatment.
How Do I Know if I Need Artery Bypass Surgery?
Your doctor provides instructions the procedure and where to turn for the procedure. Artery bypass graft surgery, including CABG surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure, but you have to be healthy enough for a successful surgery and recovery. Dr. Sobolevsky may:
- Review your medical history
- Complete a physical exam to determine your current health
- Refer you for medically necessary imaging tests
Let your doctor know if you’re pregnant or have any history of bleeding disorders or heart disease. Make sure your doctor knows if you have an implanted cardiac device. This information allows Dr. Sobolevsky and his team to provide the best advice.
What Are the Variations of Minimally Invasive CABG Surgery?
While Dr. Sobolevsky doesn’t perform heart surgery, he wants to provide you with the best and latest information about the procedure. A minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is an open heart surgery. The main types of the procedure include:
- Robotic CABG surgery. A surgeon uses a robot to place the bypass graft for more precision. This procedure needs a smaller openings in your chest, so you have a shorter recovery.
- Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass. For this modified artery bypass graft, a heart surgeon makes a smaller cut on your chest.
- Hybrid bypass surgery. A surgeon combines a robotic bypass and a manual procedure.
A minimally invasive or robotic CABG surgery offers many advantages, such as less risk of infection, less bleeding and a shorter recovery time. The goal of any artery bypass graft procedure, including coronary artery bypass grafting is to restore the blood flow in a blocked artery.
Artery bypass grafting procedures, such as a coronary artery bypass graft, require the expertise of trained medical professionals, and Dr. Sobolevsky can refer you to the best in New York City. For the best care and most positive outcomes, contact the team at Downtown Vein & Vascular Center today.
Sergei Sobolevsky, MD, is a leading specialist in endovascular medicine with experience in vascular and interventional radiology. Dr. Sobolevsky has decades of experience in the field, with over 25,000 procedures performed, accumulating extensive experience in image-guided minimally invasive medicine, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions.
Dr. Sobolevsky earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1997 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his specialty clinical training in vascular and interventional radiology at Harvard University. Later, he earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and named to the Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Dr. Sobolevsky is licensed in multiple states, has delivered presentations at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, and now acts as a clinical advisor for the biomedical industry. He also held multiple positions in the field during his career, including Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, Senior Vice President in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Artann Laboratories in North Brunswick, NJ, and Medical Director at the American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention Center in Brooklyn.More About Dr. Sobolevsky
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