What is MICS CABG surgery?
MICS CABG stands for minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS)/coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). This is one of the newer approaches to coronary artery surgery that accesses the heart through small incisions in the chest. This technique was pioneered by our chief of cardiac surgery, Dr. Joseph McGinn and Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the ONLY place in Florida that offers this approach.
During the procedure, a healthy artery from the body is connected to a blocked artery, which allows blood to bypass the blocked artery and keep flowing.
The MICS CABG procedure doesn’t require the surgeon to break the chest bone, and the heart can keep beating during the procedure, which helps improve recovery time, lowers risk of infection and reduces the patient’s hospital stay.
What Our Patients are Saying
"This blows away regular surgery," Dr. McGinn says. "Eventually, it is going to be part of every surgeon's repertoire."
"They had me out of bed the next day. I have not a single complaint with anything that went on at Baptist Health, out at West Kendall or the Institute. I found everybody to be nice as can be and extremely helpful."
"It was the best choice I could have made," says Cliff Watkin. "It's just so amazing how well I've done and how quickly I've recovered."