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"New Procedure Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Coronary Bypass Surgery"

  • CBS New York
  • New York, NY
  • (August 06, 2019)

A new, minimally invasive way to do coronary bypass surgery dramatically reduces pain and recovery time because it’s done robotically. The DaVinci robot has been used for a variety of operations, from prostate to kidney to hernias and hysterectomies, but one common operation that could really benefit from the approach of a robot is coronary artery bypass. “After totally endoscopic bypass, patients return to their normal life very, very quickly. Without pain, without that prolonged recovery, without narcotics,” said John Puskas, MD, professor of cardiovascular surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He added, “I think this could change the paradigm for how we treat the disease process that is the most common killer of human beings — coronary [heart] disease.”

— John D. Puskas, MD, Professor, Cardiovascular Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Site Chair, Cardiovascular Surgery, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West

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