Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting(CABG) surgery performed by Dr. Rajsekhara is considered as the best in Hyderabad. He mostly suggests it for patients suffering from chronic coronary heart diseases and other heart-related ailments. As the best cardiac surgeon in Hyderabad, he always treats patients with the utmost care and offers comprehensive treatment plans that best fit their condition.
Dr. Rajsekhara is highly experienced in performing cardiac surgeries including Heart Transplantation Surgery, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries, Valve Repairs & Replacements, Adult Congenital Heart surgery, ECMO & VAD Surgeries, CABG with Arterial grafts, Infective Endocarditis Surgery, and Redo Heart Surgeries. His treatment areas include congenital heart diseases, mediastinal tumors, open heart valvular repairs, myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, and many more.
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Understanding Off-Pump CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
CHD or Chronic Heart Disease is a condition in which the coronary arteries get blocked due to plaque buildup. Plaque is an accumulation of fatty deposits inside the coronary arteries that leads to narrowing of coronary walls and blockages. The narrowing of the coronary arteries results in reduced blood flow to the heart muscle.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is a cardiac surgery to improve the blood flow in patients suffering from chronic heart diseases such as coronary atherosclerosis or acute coronary syndrome. This procedure reduces the risk of death and helps in relieving symptoms of coronary artery disease.
In Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting surgery, arteries and veins gathered from other areas of the body are sewn in the place of bypass or blocked arteries. Off-pump CABG or beating heart bypass grafting is a type of CABG surgery carried out without a heart-lung bypass machine.
Candidates For Off-Pump CABG
Individuals suffering from the following health conditions are the ideal candidates for Off-Pump CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting).
- Aortic disease precluding bypass
- Ventricular dysfunction
- Renal insufficiency
- Chronic lung disease
Diagnosis and Testing for Off-Pump CABG Surgery:
- Chest x-ray
- Urine test
- Coronary Angiography
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Stress Test
- EKG (Electrocardiogram)
- Blood tests
Off-Pump CABG Procedure:
In off-pump CABG procedure, the heart-lung machine which connects your heart and lungs and keeps your circulatory system functioning throughout the process is not used. Your heart remains beating throughout the procedure, unlike on-pump CABG.
1. Traditional Off-Pump CABG Surgery
Traditional off-pump CABG surgery takes place under anesthesia with your heart beating throughout the operation, unlike on-pump CABG surgery. In this procedure, Dr. Rajasekhara will make an incision alongside the chest area and separates the breast bone.
Now, he removes the vessel from your chest wall and attaches its one end to the aorta and the other to the blocked coronary artery, to bypass the blockage. After the grafts placed, the doctor will wire back your breastbone and closes the incisions using stitches.
2. Minimally Invasive Off-Pump CABG Surgery
In minimally invasive off-pump CABG surgery, the doctor makes a small incision in the middle of the chest area and separates the breast bone. Dr. Rajasekhara makes small holes to the chest between the ribs using the cameras or robot-controlled arms. The entire procedure remains the same.
Preparing For The Surgery:
Once to decide to have surgery, Dr. Rajasekhara and his team will suggest you with some pre-surgical instructions which you need to follow before the surgery. Consider the following guidelines:
- Stop eating and drinking after the night before the surgery
- Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol at least two weeks before the surgery
- Stop taking all the medications. If you have any additional health conditions, talk to the doctor about the medicines you are taking.
After The Surgery:
After the surgery, your heart signs such as heartbeat, blood pressure, and breathing will be monitored carefully using several machines. You will also have a tube in your throat to help to breathe and will be removed once you breathe on your own. You may also have a chest tube to drain out the fluids if any. Also, consider the following precautions:
- Stop smoking
- Control of diabetes
- Follow a healthy-eating plan
- Reduce cholesterol levels
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Control blood pressure
- Manage your diabetes
- Do regular exercise
- State of the art-digital cath lab
- A high-tech 3D electroanatomical mapping system
- Well-equipped ICUs and OT
- Special clinics
- Intensive care units
- Advanced OT facilities
- Postoperative care unit with monitoring facilities
- Echo Lab with advanced non-invasive facilities
- Adult and Paediatric heart surgeries
Why Choose Dr. Rajasekhara For Off-Pump CABG Surgery in Hyderabad?
- Off-Pump CABG surgery from dynamic, skilled, and experienced surgeon
- A thorough assessment of the donor’s heart
- Presurgical optimization of overall health
- High-quality medical care
- State of the art operation theatres
- Use of latest technology and robust diagnostic support
Off-Pump CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) Surgery FAQs
What Are The Benefits Of CABG Surgery?
The benefits of CABG include:
- Reduced chest pain
- Relief from angina
- Decreased risk of heart attacks
- Long-Lasting results
What Is the Heart-Lung Machine?
The heart-lung device temporarily takes over the pumping function of the heart and lungs. Only the trained technicians called perfusion technologists can operate the heart-lung machine. It carries out the pumping action of the heart and oxygenates the blood before supplying to the rest of the body.
What Is The Recovery Period?
Off-pump CABG surgery usually takes six to twelve weeks to recover completely. However, the recovery period varies from patient to patient depending on the patient’s overall health condition.
Are The Results Permanent?
Off-Pump CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) Surgery is an emergency procedure when the patient’s heart condition gets downrated. However, the surgeries performed by your surgeon are highly successful and permanent.
What Are The Alternatives Available To Off-Pump CABG?
The alternatives available to Off-Pump CABG surgery include:
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Coronary Stenting
- Laser Angioplasty
What Are The Other Cardiac Surgeries Performed By Dr. Rajasekhara?
- Heart Transplantation Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries
- Valve Repairs & Replacements
- Adult Congenital Heart surgery
- ECMO & VAD Surgeries
- CABG with Arterial Grafts
- Infective Endocarditis Surgery
- Redo Heart Surgeries
How To Contact Dr. Rajasekhara?
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