Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG Off-Pump)

What is a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG Off-Pump)? When the surgeon removes a portion of a blood vessel from the patient’s leg or chest, most probably the left internal mammary artery and the saphenous vein to bypass the old, diseased coronary artery and to build a new pathway for blood to reach the heart muscle. These transplanted vessels are called … Read More

Gastric Bypass Open Surgery

What is a Gastric Bypass Open Surgery? Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure used to help a patient lose weight. It is usually recommended to help those who are morbidly obese – meaning that their weight problem has become a serious health risk.

Stent Implantation Coronary Angioplasty

What is a Stent Implantation Coronary Angioplasty? In simple terms, a balloon angioplasty with stent insertion is a procedure used to increase the amount of blood flowing through the coronary artery.

Cardiac Catheterization Angiography

What is a Cardiac Catheterization? In simple terms, a cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic procedure used when your doctor believes that blood is not flowing normally in and/ or around your heart. During a cardiac catheterization, a heart specialist will insert a thin tube into an artery in the arm or leg and gently guide it towards the problem area … Read More

Gastric Bypass Laparoscopic Surgery

What is Gastric Bypass Laparoscopic Surgery? Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure used to help a patient lose weight. It is usually recommended to help those who are morbidly obese – meaning that their weight problem has become a serious health risk. Most severely overweight patients overeat. Food enters the body through the mouth, travels down the esophagus where it collects … Read More

Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty

What is a Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty? During a balloon angioplasty, a heart specialist will insert a thin tube into an artery in your arm or leg and gently guide it towards the problem area in your heart. Once the tube is in place, a small balloon is briefly inflated in order to widen the narrowed artery. During and after … Read More

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)? An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an aneurysm a bulge or swelling in a blood vessel. Your doctor has determined that a portion of the aorta passing through your abdomen – the area between your legs and your chest – has developed a blood clot. In most cases these clots are caused by … Read More