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Heart bypass surgery

What is bypass surgery or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)?

It is an open heart surgery which is done to redirect the blood around a blocked artery in your heart, thereby improving the blood flow.

Why bypass surgery is done?

It is done when the arteries supplying blood to your heart are narrowed or blocked. It also lowers the risk of serious complications in people who are suffering from ischemic heart disease. In severe heart attacks, CABG may also be used as an emergency procedure.

How a bypass surgery is done?

The heart bypass surgery is done under general anaesthesia and drugs will be given to stop your heart, which helps the surgeon to operate on it while it's not beating. Medicines will be used to protect your heart function during the time that it's not beating. And you will be in the ventilator support that helps you in breathing during the procedure. The surgeon will take blood vessels from another part of the body and connect them to the blood vessels above and below the narrowed artery of your heart, bypassing the blocked coronary arteries. Depending on the severity and number of blockages, more than one blood vessel will be taken, mostly arteries from the arm or chest, or veins from the legs. 

How long does the heart bypass surgery procedure last?

This type of surgery usually takes 3 to 5 hours to complete. 

How long does it take for a patient to recover after the heart bypass surgery procedure?

You will be monitored in the intensive care unit (ICU) for one or two days after the surgery. During this time your heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels will be checked regularly. Then you will be moved to your room and monitored for 3 to 5 days before going home.  You should be able to sit after 1 day, walk after 3 days, and walk up and downstairs after 5 or 6 days. A full recovery is seen within 12 weeks of the operation in most of the people.

How much does it cost?

In India, a heart bypass surgery usually costs anywhere between INR 275,000 and INR 425,000. In some cases, it may cost more than that, depending on the hospital, surgeon and other medical factors.

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You can request quotation from the listed hospitals

MGM Healthcare

New No 72, Old No 54 Nelson Manickam Road


mCare Smart Clinic

Kinfra Hi Tech Park Kalamassery Kochi, Kerala 683503


Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre

Wayanad Road, Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala


Aster MIMS Kannur

Chala east


Malabar Hospital

Eranjipalam Junction, Eranjipalam Kozhikode, Kerala


Sreechand Speciality Hospital

Sreechand Speciality Hospitals Pvt ltd, Near SN park, Kannur Kerala - 670001


Ananthapuri Hospitals

NH Byepass 66, Airport Road, Near Courtyard Garden


B&B Memorial Hospital

Opp. Thrikkakara Temple, Thrikkakara P.O, Cochin


KIMSHEALTH, Trivandrum

P.B.No.1, Anayara P.O, Trivandrum – 695029, Kerala, India


KMC Hospital

opposite Jyothi Theatre, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka 575019

Dakshina Kannada

Sunrise Hospital

Sunrise Hospital, Seaport – Airport Road, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 030, Kerala, India


Aster MIMS Kottakkal

Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd Changuvetty, Kottakkal P.O, Malappuram


Aster MIMS, Calicut

Mini By-pass Road, Govindapuram P.O., Calicut


Kinder Multispeciality Hospital

Kinder Hospital, Kalamassery, Kochi-682033, Kerala, India


Rajagiri Hospital

Near GTN Junction, Chunangamvely Aluva, Kochi, Kerala


VPS Lakeshore Hospital

NH-66 Bypass, near Police Station, Nettoor, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala


A.J Hospital and Research Centre

National High Way 66, Kuntikana

Dakshina Kannada

Indiana Hospital

Pumpwell junction, Mahaveer Circle, Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada