Bypass Surgery

Bypass surgery is done on the heart to improve blood flow to the heart. Blood vessels are harvested from other parts of the body, and the damaged blood vessel of the heart are bypassed. A damaged or blocked heart blood vessel increases the risk of heart failure, heart attack, etc.

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Am I at an increased risk for gastric bypass surgery complications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am advised to have a gastric bypass. I am worried about the anesthesia and surgical risk because I am a 79 year old married male. I am obese with 265 lbs weight and 5'11" height. I am a diabetic, but it is under control with insulin. I also have emphysema. I use Spiriva daily and wear a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Anesthesiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your query, you are definitely having a high risk of postoperative complications after surgery. You cannot eliminate your comorbidities, but can only optimize them. Do not stop any medication on your own as it may cause unnecessary delay in the procedure. Please...  Read Full »

Can a heart attack patient be treated without bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle recently got a mild heart attack, which occurred for the first time in a country where he is staying. So he was admitted to a hospital. The doctors there have suggested to get a bypass surgery done for him. But he and his family want the treatment to be done in their own country...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. There are three options for treatment in general. 1. CABG (coronary artery bypass graft). 2. PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). 3. Only medicines. CABG will be best in your uncle's case because all the three vessels and the left main a...  Read Full »

Should my dad opt for bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 62 year old male. He complained of pain in the chest and became unconscious following sweating. We have been advised to do bypass surgery to cure the disease. My father has never had any heart issue so far and now it is a shock to us. Last year too, he had some chest pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I got an idea from the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that the patient is having severe blockages in coronary arteries. These blockages were gradually progressed over years to the present state. The patient if diabetic may not get any signifi...  Read Full »

Why do I get swelling on face, feet, and legs post by-pass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have by-pass surgery done. I am having respiratory problems and broncho asthma. I have swelling of body parts like face, feet, and legs.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your respiratory issue could be due to chest infection. Kindly answer the following questions for a better understanding of your health issue. What is your BP status? Is there any cough and sputum or fever? Do you feel breathless on walking or even while sitting or lyi...  Read Full »

Is bypass surgery a must for chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My father had chest pain three months back, but he took it lightly. In the last two months, the pain has increased. Now I took him to a doctor. After all the tests and angiography he suggested to do bypass surgery. As we are not much aware of these types of diseases in family, we are look...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your father's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows 99% block in circumflex branch of left coronary artery, 50 % to 80 % block in left anterior descending artery as well as right coronary artery. Any blockage more than 70% is considered significa...  Read Full »

Please give suggestion on high eosinophil count in a bypass patient.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old male. I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis for 34 years. I had my bypass surgery before 18 years and having depression then on. Now My eosinophil count is high 1090. I am currently on Pentop 40 in the morning, Fludac 20 once daily after breakfast, Concor 2.5 o...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read a brief summary of your case. You had CABG (bypass heart surgery) after that you are on Concor (Bisoprolol, beta-blocker), Ecosprin AV (combination of Asprin and Atorvastatin). For depression, you are on Fludac (Fluoxetine), and anti-anxiety drug Anxit...  Read Full »

Is bypass suggested in an elderly aged diabetic pateint with muliple blocks and heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is 72 years old male and moderately active. Symptoms: Initially, the patient reported moderate pain in chest and weakness. The patient was given medicine for gas. Since the symptoms continued for a couple more days, he also felt pressure and discomfort in the chest, he w...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the blockages at multiple sites, which will require multiple stents to treat and his diabetic status says, the life of the stent is relatively shorter. CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) is a preferred option. CABG involves the major surgery where ris...  Read Full »

How can whole body swelling be reduced after bypass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an 80-year-old grandmother who went in for a triple heart bypass a year back. But she now suffers from swelling throughout her body. The diuretics will not help. How do we get this fluid out of her?  Read Full »

Dr. Tarek Algamal


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Getting rid of these fluids is dependent on knowing the cause of its accumulation. She may need to increase the dose or change to intravenous diuretics (to be taken in the hospital). We should check also protein levels in the blood and liver and kidney functions. Follow...  Read Full »

How can we treat coronary artery disease without surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has coronary artery disease. He has a blockage in three arteries, one artery is cured by putting stunt, but some other doctors tell to do bypass surgery, but my father is afraid of surgery. Is there any treatment without surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports. There are two best available options for CAD (coronary artery disease) at present, one is a bypass, and the other is stenting. Other available options are not high and are only adopted is either is two is not possible. Considering mul...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to get open heart surgery for block?

Query: Hi doctor,My uncle went to the hospital with breathing trouble before five days and they said he has a heart problem and there is more block and want to do open heart surgery. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through an angiography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are multiple blockages including a blockage in a left main coronary artery (LMCA), for which bypass is the best option. So, angioplasty is not possible and should undergo ...  Read Full »

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