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What is an OPCAB procedure?

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) is a bypass surgery performed without cardiopulmonary bypass (heart-lung machine). During this procedure, the surgeon must cut open the chest and split the breastbone. The surgeon can repair four to five vessels on the beating heart during the same procedure.

The use of OPCAB has grown significantly because of its advantages over other procedures. Compared with patients undergoing conventional heart bypass surgery, those undergoing OPCAB:

  • Have a shorter stay in the hospital after surgery
  • May be able to return to normal activities more rapidly
  • May have a decreased risk of stroke
  • Require fewer blood transfusions

 

Candidacy for OPCAB

OPCAB surgery is suitable for:

  • Patients with poor heart function (very low ejection fraction)
  • Patients with severe lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema)
  • Patients with acute or chronic kidney disease
  • Patients at high risk for stroke
  • Patients with a calcified aorta

 

Cost of OPCAB

An off-pump cardiac bypass procedure is a major heart surgery carrying a high price tag. This has led many uninsured and underinsured patients to explore more affordable alternatives overseas such as in India, Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica, as well as at some Healthbase discount partner hospitals in the United States, etc.

The quality of care offered by our cardiac health care providers both internationally and in the US is top-notch (JCI or equivalent) and is delivered by the best cardiac surgeons at some of the most modern and technologically advanced facilities in the world.

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