Revolutionary Open-Heart Surgery
Dr. Mark Levinson, cardiovascular surgeon at The Heart & Vascular Center at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and founder and editor-in-chief of The Heart Surgery Forum™, performs a groundbreaking open-heart procedure that is less invasive and offers patients a quicker recovery.
Dr. Levinson invented the Subxiphoid Multi-Arterial OPCAB, a technique that creates a working space by lifting the lower sternum and retracting the diaphragm rather than breaking the breastbone. This innovative technique enables most patients to return to work sooner with less pain and no weight restrictions.
It is common in this procedure to use mammary arteries along the breastbone to create a bypass instead of harvesting leg veins. Studies indicate grafts from these vessels are more durable and less likely to develop blockages than those from leg veins.
To learn more about this procedure, call 620.665.2061.