Few patients are aware that heart bypass by keyhole surgery for double triple or even quadruple bypass is possible. Traditionally, this involved a substantial breastbone incision, known as CABG or “triple/quadruple bypass,” with a healing process lasting around three months, impacting recovery.
At The Keyhole Heart Clinic, led by Mr. Birdi, we specialise in a minimally invasive alternative: Keyhole Coronary Bypass Surgery or Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Revascularisation (MIDCAB). This procedure, performed through a small incision between the ribs on the right chest side, particularly benefits patients with Left Anterior Descending Artery (LAD) disease.
Notably, our expertise extends to complex cases where we perform multi-vessel Keyhole Coronary Artery Surgery, a highly skilled and rare procedure pioneered by Mr. Birdi in the United Kingdom. This approach aims to bypass multiple heart artery blocks through a small incision, either on the beating heart or using a heart-lung bypass machine.
The advantages are striking: faster healing within days compared to weeks, reduced hospital stays, and superior long-term outcomes, especially for LAD vessel revascularization.
For patients unsuitable for Multi-MIDCAB, our Hybrid Keyhole Coronary Bypass Surgery offers a unique solution. Combining MIDCAB for LAD revascularization with stent-based treatments for remaining narrowed arteries, this approach minimises the need for a breastbone incision.
Recent studies, including one to be published in The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, highlight the benefits of Hybrid Keyhole Coronary Bypass Surgery:
- Reduced in-hospital complications
- Decreased blood transfusions and chest tube drainage
- Shorter postoperative stays
Our hybrid therapies aren’t limited to coronary disease but also extend to valve disease, all through minimally invasive keyhole techniques.
While coronary stent insertion remains effective for specific coronary artery diseases, surgery often offers better long-term results, especially for multiple or high-grade lesions.
Wondering how Mr. Birdi and his team can assist you? Whether exploring MIDCAB, Multi-MIDCAB, or Hybrid Surgery, our multidisciplinary team ensures a comprehensive assessment of the best strategy for you. Immediate bookings and swift arrangements for surgery are available, with the assurance of the finest care delivered exclusively at our London Heart Clinic.
If you’re considering heart bypass surgery through keyhole techniques, schedule an appointment with Mr. Birdi for personalised guidance and swift action toward improved heart health.
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