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The information in this guide will help prepare you for your coronary artery bypass surgery. It also has information about what will happen on the day of surgery and your care after the operation, including when you go home. Members of your health-care team will go over this guide with you.

We know this may be a stressful time for you and you will be given a lot of information about your medical condition. This guide will help you keep track of what you need to do before and after your surgery.

If you have any questions about the material in this booklet, please contact the cardiovascular coordinator at 416-480-6078.

Appointment location map

Important phone numbers

If you have questions about your surgery date, your pre-anesthesia assessment, or your post-surgery appointment, please call your surgeon’s office:

  • Dr. G. Christakis: 416-480-6080
  • Dr. G. Cohen: 416-480-6077
  • Dr. S. Fremes: 416-480-6073
  • Dr. F. Moussa: 416-480-4742

If you have questions about your surgery or after-surgery care, please call:

  • Cardiovascular Care Coordinator: 416-480-6078

If you have questions about your exercise and activities, please call:

  • Physiotherapist: 416-480-4949

If you have questions about your nutrition, please call:

  • Dietitian: 416-480-4456

If you have questions about powers of attorney, discharge or emotional concerns, please call:

  • Social Worker: 416-480-3913

If you need to contact us on Saturdays, Sundays or statutory holidays, please call:

  • D3 Cardiac Inpatient Unit: 416-480-4949
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Using this guide

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Before surgery

The day of surgery

After-surgery care

Taking care of your incisions

Getting back to daily activities

Healthy living