Coronary artery bypass surgery patient education

Over a half million people each year in the US have coronary artery bypass surgery. The Open Clinic is a patient education site on coronary artery bypass surgery and will help to prepare yourself or your family member for surgery. Included in the site is useful information about what to know before coronary artery bypass surgery, what happens during surgery and what to expect after surgery.

Become a Patient

Patients can schedule a consultation with an Emory Healthcare cardiac surgeon by contacting:

The Emory Clinic at Emory University Hospital (EUH) – 404-778-5040

The Emory Clinic at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) – 404-686-2513

Please make sure to have the following information available when calling:

  • Date of birth
  • Name, address and telephone number
  • Social security number
  • Diagnosis and date of diagnosis
  • Prior treatment, if any
  • Insurance information

What to Bring to Your First Visit

Your initial visit will include an evaluation based on current symptoms or conditions and compilation of a thorough medical history. Please bring all pertinent medical records with you to your initial consultation, including X-rays and cardiac catheterization images if available, or arrange to have this documentation reviewed beforehand by calling 404-778-5040 (EUH) or 404-686-2513 (EUHM).