Cardiothoracic Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Radial Grafting

A Unique Innovation in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers radial artery grafting, an innovative approach which has been shown to offer significantly improved long-term outcomes.


Robert F. Tranbaugh, MD, and other cardiothoracic surgeons perform radial artery grafting.

Instead of using a segment of a vein from the leg for bypassing a blocked artery, this advanced technique uses an artery from the arm, called the radial artery. This procedure reduces by half the risk that a patient may experience another blockage leading to closure of the bypass graft.

Cardiac surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist have also shown that multiple arterial grafting is a much safer procedure than having multiple stents during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with multiple blocked arteries. Patients with extensive CAD are best treated with multiple arterial bypass grafting, a procedure pioneered by surgeons at NYP Brooklyn Methodist.

Benefits of Surgery at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital | Publications

Explore these publications in peer-reviewed medical journals about why the radial artery grafting procedure, available at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, truly gives patients better long-term outcomes.

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