Patient Care — All Arterial Grafts
A.J. Carpenter, MD, PhD, has extensive experience with endovascular harvesting of both arteries and veins. Selected patients may be young, have aggressive disease, or have poor veins. Our group is committed to providing arterial conduits to these patients. Long-term benefit appears to be present in younger patients with aggressive disease. All our members are proficient in radial artery grafts, bilateral mammary artery grafts, and gastroepiploic grafts. Risks and potential benefits need to be considered and appropriate bypass and conduit offered. Dr. Carpenter and our surgical team are able to obtain conduits for bypass surgery through smaller, less invasive incisions, thereby speeding recovery and reducing post-operative complications.