Urgent Combination of Robotic and MIDCAB Coronary Revascularization in a Morbidly Obese Patient

Gianluca Torregrossa, Serge Sicouri, Leila Hosseinian, Francis Sutter, Gianluca Folesani, Basel Ramlawi, Aleksander Dokollari

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In this article, we focus on the important role of robot-assisted coronary surgery by reporting the successful case of a morbidly obese male (body mass index = 58 kg/m2) who presented to our center with severe coronary disease. A 54-year-old morbidly obese male presented with acute chest pain and was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. The culprit lesion was the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. A percutaneous coronary intervention angiography attempted in a university hospital was not successful. Our heart team chose a hybrid robot-assisted revascularization (HCR) strategy based on the patient’s body size. The patient underwent left internal thoracic mammary artery to LAD bypass with uneventful postoperative recovery. Robotic HCR is a valuable strategy in morbidly obese patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • hybrid robot-assisted CABG
  • myocardial infarction
  • obesity
  • urgent CABG


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