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Minimally invasive heart surgery

Open Heart Surgery. Minus the "Open Heart" Part.

Minimally invasive bypass lets you skip the pain – and the long recovery time – of traditional heart bypass surgery.
Offered in your region only at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.

Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass Surgery: A Better Way

You know you or a loved one might need heart bypass surgery. But did you know there's a new and better way to do it?

The traditional way: open heart surgery, broken ribs and months of recovery time. The new: minimally invasive bypass, a few small incisions and the chance to get back to your normal routine in days.

Pioneered by Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute's own Joseph McGinn, MD minimally invasive bypass – also called keyhole surgery or the McGinn technique – has gained national and international prominence as a better way to do bypass surgery.

In your region, it's only offered at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.

Go Inside the McGinn Technique

Learn how minimally invasive bypass works from Dr. Joseph McGinn, the surgeon who invented it.

Bypass the Pain. And the Long Recovery Time.

Compared to open heart surgery, here's what you'll have with minimally invasive bypass:

  • Less pain. No broken bones. All you have to heal from is a few small cuts.
  • Recovery in days, not months. Get back to work – or play – in record time.
  • Lower risk of complications. Less to recover from means a better outcome.
  • A scar-free chest. With just a few tiny cuts, you'll have little to no scarring.

See what minimally invasive bypass surgery did for Elaine.

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