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Savannah, GA 31419
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Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Vein Harvesting

The surgeon at Cardiothoracic Surgery of Savannah routinely perform endoscopic vein harvesting on almost all coronary artery bypass patients. With conventional vein removal, a long incision is made in the selected leg from the ankle to the mid-thigh. These incisions can cause post-operative problems such as swelling, drainage, infection, and pain in the leg. With endoscopic vein removal, a small incision (one inch or less) is made just above the knee and another (one inch or less) at the groin. The vein is then removed using a surgical telescope. This results in two "Band-Aid" size incisions and has almost eliminated leg problems following coronary artery bypass surgery. This results in less pain and a quicker recovery.

If your physician recommends coronary artery bypass, be sure to ask about less invasive endoscopic vein removal.

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Vein Harvesting

The surgeon at Cardiothoracic Surgery of Savannah routinely perform endoscopic vein harvesting on almost all coronary artery bypass patients. With conventional vein removal, a long incision is made in the selected leg from the ankle to the mid-thigh. These incisions can cause post-operative problems such as swelling, drainage, infection, and pain in the leg. With endoscopic vein removal, a small incision (one inch or less) is made just above the knee and another (one inch or less) at the groin. The vein is then removed using a surgical telescope. This results in two "Band-Aid" size incisions and has almost eliminated leg problems following coronary artery bypass surgery. This results in less pain and a quicker recovery.

If your physician recommends coronary artery bypass, be sure to ask about less invasive endoscopic vein removal.