The Advantages of Off-Pump, or Beating Heart, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Traditional bypass surgery stops the heart. The team at Mount Sinai Morningside, led by John Puskas, MD, uses a technique that allows the heart to continue to beat during surgery. This promotes faster recover times and few complications. In addition, the team uses two advanced techniques to improve outcomes and get you back to your life faster:

All arterial bypass: The team at Mount Sinai Morningside uses only arteries for grafts rather than arteries and veins. Arteries are more durable and last much longer—reducing the chances another bypass surgery will be necessary.

No aortic touch: Not manipulating the aorta, the large artery that circulates blood from the heart to the rest of the body, reduces the likelihood of a stroke or other neurological complication.

Mount Sinai Morningside performs more than 250 off-pump coronary artery bypass (CABG) procedures a year. Numerous studies have reported that patients who undergo operations in hospitals performing a high number of procedures achieve better outcomes.

Please call 212-547-3831 to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online.

Our Specialized Cardiac Procedures

Mount Sinai Morningside has special expertise in highly complex procedures that many other centers do not perform:

  • Stentectomy/endarterectomy: Replacing stents or removing plaque from arteries
  • Congenital anomalous coronary artery surgery: Surgery to repair major blood vessels that are not connected properly at birth
  • Combining off-pump CABG with ablation for atrial fibrillation: Reducing the chance of stroke or embolism for patients with both arterial disease and atrial fibrillation

When it comes to your heart, trust a team with experience, knowledge, and distinguished reputation. We provide every patient with individual attention, compassion, and respect.

To make an appointment with our award-winning Cardiac Surgery Department, call 212-547-3831.