The most common cardiovascular surgery procedure in the United States is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This is a treatment for coronary artery disease. During the CABG procedure a healthy artery or vein from the body is connected, or grafted, to the blocked coronary artery. This healthy artery or vein bypasses the blocked portion of the coronary artery, creating a detour for oxygen-rich blood to flow to the heart muscle.
Cardiac surgery on the Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, campus in Dallas continues to be a nationally recognized program providing cardiovascular care you can feel Better about. Baylor University Medical Center was awarded 3-Stars in Isolated CABG by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for the fourth consecutive recognition period. Also awarded High Performing in Heart Bypass Surgery, U.S. News & World Report has recognized the Baylor Dallas program since 2016.