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ENDOSCOPIC VEIN AND RADIAL ARTERY HARVESTING

WHAT IS VEIN AND RADIAL ARTERY?

Veins are the channels which bring back the blood to the heart after giving away oxygen to the tissues. Radial artery is a branch of our artereal system in the hand feeling which doctors often count a persons pulse. Both radial artery and branches of certain veins can be used as conduits in operations like bypass surgeries.

WHAT IS ENDO-SCOPIC HARVESTING?

This is the technique of harvesting the vessel through a small cut using camer,endoscope and long instruments much reducing the long scar, chance of infection and non healing.

WHAT IS CONVENTIONAL HARVESTING?

Usually the radial artery or the vein are harvested by making along incision along the entire length of vein or artery and dissecting out the vessel. This long cuts give much discomfort to the patients in additionton to non healing,infection,etc 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

No pain,no chance of infection, no chance of non healing.