KIMS Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons perform the minimally invasive coronary surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting, or MICS CABG.
It is an "off-pump," multi-vessel Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. It is much less invasive than traditional bypass surgery, in that, the surgery is performed through three small incisions rather than the typical sternotomy incision. The first incision, also known as the window incision, is approximately 2" in length. The second and third incisions act as access ports and are approximately 1" in length. The anastomoses are performed under direct vision through the lateral mini-thoracotomy. The internal mammary artery (IMA) takedown can be performed under direct vision, with video assistance, or robotically. Additionally, in order to achieve complete revascularization, a pump-assisted, beating-heart approach can be employed. The surgery is performed without breaking ribs or the breastbone.