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CAD Surgery

CAD Surgery

CAD Surgery

If medical treatment fails or if you have certain indications, surgery is another option to treat coronary artery disease. The surgery is called CABG (or a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.) Some indications for this include if you have three vessel disease (meaning if three of your coronary arteries are involved) or if you have left main disease (meaning that if your left main coronary artery is involved.) This procedure is done by a cardiothoracic surgeon and involves taking a vein (usually from your leg) and putting that into your heart and connecting two of the vessels, bypassing the blockage in the coronary arteries.

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Apu Akkad, MD

Internal Medicine

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Attending hospital physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Southern California Medical Center

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