Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

From the desk of Dr. Grayson Wheatley

"King of Hearts"

Nashville, Tennessee - Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is an open heart surgery performed for patients with coronary artery disease.  CABG is usually indicated when there are multiple severe blockages in the arteries of the heart.

 

Most patients are surprised to learn that even thought the heart is full of blood, the heart muscle receives its nourishment from arteries on the outer surface of the heart, called coronary arteries.  Instead of removing the blockages in the coronary arteries, it is actually safer and more effective to create a surgical bypass around the blockage in order to provide improved blood flow to the heart muscle.

Watch Dr. Grayson Wheatley Perform On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Procedure (CABG)

Watch Dr. Grayson Wheatley Perform Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Procedure (CABG)

Watch Dr. Grayson Wheatley Perform Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Procedure (CABG) With

Intraoperative SPY Angiogram

Dr. Grayson Wheatley is a Heart and Vascular Surgeon and Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN

There are two methods of performing CABG procedures.  The first involves connecting the patient's heart to the heart-lung machine (called cardiopulmonary bypass machine).  This allows the heart to be temporarily stopped so that the bypass can be sewn to the coronary arteries on the  surface of the heart.  The second method is called "off-pump" CABG.  With this technique, the heart is not connected to the heart lung machine and the bypass are sewn to the surface of the heart while the heart remains beating.

 

Dr. Wheatley performs both on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting procedures.

Request a consultation with Dr. Wheatley: 1-615-342-6900

most insurance plans accepted

The Heart & Vascular Center at Centennial Medical Center is one of the best-rated by outcomes for CABG procedures (rated 3 Stars by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database) and is located in Nashville, Tennessee.  Our center is skilled with all forms of CABG procedures and is prepared to care for all patients with coronary artery disease.

Contact us today and request your consultation at 1-615-342-6900 or email us info@badaorta.com and we will evaluate your unique heart problem and provide a customized treatment plan which may  involve a CABG procedure.

Coronary Arteries

Blockages in the coronary arteries can lead to the need for a coronary artery bypass grafting procedure (CABG)

Watch Dr. Grayson Wheatley Perform a Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Procedure (CABG)

Watch Dr. Grayson Wheatley Perform an off-pump, beating heart Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Procedure (CABG)

Watch Dr. Grayson Wheatley Perform a Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Procedure (CABG) and use an Intra-operative Angiogram Technique