TECAB


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TECAB

[Acronym for t(otally) e(ndoscopic) c(oronary) a(rtery) b(ypass)]
A robot-controlled procedure in which the left internal mammary artery is used to bypass the left anterior descending coronary artery without the use of sternotomy. The procedure is a form of minimally invasive coronary artery surgery. In TECAB, several small portholes are made in the chest wall to insert a video camera and robot-controlled and stabilized surgical instruments to improve surgical dexterity and eliminate tremor.
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Although this is the first closed-chest, totally endoscopic bypass procedure ever performed in the United States, the da Vinci System has already been used to perform over 200 TECABs at multiple sites throughout Europe.
Patients have come to Milwaukee from across the country to undergo multi-vessel connector TECAB procedures performed by Dr.
This TECAB procedure for obtaining the mammary arteries is the gold standard of treatment for patients," says Dr.
TECAB is done through four or five fingertip-size incisions and is associated with functional recovery in days rather than months compared to the other traditional approaches.
Under the leadership of two of the country's leading robotic cardiothoracic surgeons, Douglas Murphy, MD and Sudhir Srivastava, MD, ICRS will provide training for all daVinci Surgical System(R) robotic surgery specialties, beginning with intracardiac and cardiac revascularization, including TECAB.