Definitions for "Bypass surgery"
bypass surgery (also known as coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG): a surgical procedure in which a vein is transplanted from a patient's leg and used to link the coronary arteries and aorta, forming a "detour" around areas of vessel blockage caused by coronary artery disease.
creating an alternate route for blood to pass an obstruction (commonly used to describe heart surgery to bypass the coronary artery).
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations. CABG surgery creates new routes around narrowed and blocked arteries, allowing sufficient blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscles.