Cardiovascular Surgery Innovations

New technology from the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator program aims to reduce the invasiveness of cardiovascular surgery, thereby lowering the risk of complications and improving patients' recovery times.

Endoscopic vessel harvesting device

  • Kenneth R. Dye, P.A.-C.

    Endoscopic vessel harvesting device

As opposed to current cylindrical devices, the endoscopic vessel harvesting device developed in the Innovation Accelerator aims to reduce damage to vascular tissue during vessel harvesting and decrease bypass graft failure rates. Mr. Dye's reengineering of the harvesting device tip allows for less invasive vessel harvesting and more rapid recovery for patients undergoing bypass surgery.