You will be asleep during the procedure. The anesthesiologist who will administer your anesthesia will meet with you prior to surgery to discuss any allergies, concerns about medication and pain management following surgery. Bring a list of all your current medications. This will assist the anesthesiologist in planning your care.
The length of the operation varies according to the number of bypass grafts required. It can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with a better estimate based on your selected treatment.