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TECABTotally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (surgery)
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Availability of newer techniques such as new generation DES, OP CAB, MID CAB and TECAB are bound to improve short- and long-term results.
In contrast, TECAB procedures using the da Vinci System require only three or four pencil-sized holes -- or "ports" -- made between the ribs.
Balkhy is one of the few surgeons in the United States performing multi-vessel TECAB surgeries using Cardica's Flex-A system to attach blood vessels during closed-chest, completely robotic bypass procedures.
TECAB is done through four or five fingertip-size incisions and associated with functional recovery in days rather than months compared to the other traditional approaches.