There Is a Better Alternative to Traditional Bypass Surgery

Coronary artery bypass surgery, also known as CABG (pronounced cabbage), is a life-saving treatment for patients with blockages in the arteries leading to the heart. Traditional CABG involves stopping the heart and clamping the aorta, which can create additional risk for the patient. Surgeons at Mount Sinai Morningside specialize in a surgical technique that does not stop the heart or clamp the aorta, reducing the risk of stroke, death and other adverse events that can occasionally occur after CABG surgery.

Please call 212-523-2798 to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online.

What Is Different About CABG Surgery at Mount Sinai Morningside?

The procedure performed at Mount Sinai Morningside:

  • Is off-pump, meaning the heart is not stopped during this operation—which generally leads to a quicker and fuller recovery.
  • Is anaortic, meaning it does not manipulate the aorta—this reduces the risk of stroke and damage to the kidneys.  It is very important for patients who have a high degree of calcification, or buildup of calcium deposits, on the aorta and surrounding arteries.
  • Is all arterial, meaning that the blocked arteries are replaced with arteries rather than veins, as in conventional CABG.  Arteries are more durable and have a much longer life than veins reducing the need for a replacement bypass after several years.

National Honors for Cardiac Surgical Care

Mount Sinai Morningside has earned the prestigious three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons—one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care—for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Mount Sinai Morningside among the elite hospitals for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada—only 6 to 10 percent of hospitals in the United States and Canada achieve this rating.

Mount Sinai Morningside, along with Mount Sinai West, is rated among the top 50 hospitals in the country for cardiology and cardiac surgery by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about our award-winning team and the exceptional services they deliver