Octopus is a device used by the cardiac surgeons during an ‘Off Pump’ Bypass operation to hold a small part of the heart stable while the graft
Minimally Invasive Surgery:
Sometimes, off pump bypass is combined with minimally invasive harvesting of conduits for bypass. Leg vein can be harvested with one or more incisions of 3 cm. Similarly, the artery in the arm is harvested by two 3 cm incisions. This leads to good healing, quicker recovery, less pain and smaller scars.