What Are The Advantages Of Bypass Surgery And The Disadvantages Of Bypass Surgery -- As Compared With Stents?

Question: What are the advantages of bypass surgery and the disadvantages of bypass surgery -- as compared with stents?

Answer: The advantages of bypass surgery compared to stents is that, in general, a surgical re-vascularization is longer lasting than a stent procedure. The disadvantages of coronary bypass surgery is that it is surgery. And in that, that is a surgical trauma to the body, a cut if you will, one that it will take a few weeks to recover from. But most people, as you know, do it very, very well.

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