Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Oklahoma Heart Institute Heart Surgery

Traditional Bypass Surgery

Oklahoma Heart Institute is a leader in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG). Often known simply as bypass surgery, this procedure is used to improve and, in some cases, restore blood flow to the heart muscle after a blockage has developed. Arteries from the chest and veins from the leg are used to bypass the blockages. While CABG is one of the most common procedures performed at Oklahoma Heart Institute, our surgical team approaches each case with uncommon expertise and care.

A Pioneering New Device

Continuing a long tradition of bringing the latest advances in cardiac care to Tulsa, Oklahoma Heart Institute is among the first hospitals in the nation to utilize a new technology that makes recovery from open heart surgery safer and less painful.

The Rapid Sternal Closure Talon System creates a more stable closure of the chest following cardiac surgery and results in less post-operative bleeding and improved recovery time.