Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG – pronounced “cabbage”) surgery is a surgical procedure used to bypass blockage(s) and create a new path for blood to take as it flows through the coronary arteries. In this surgery, your surgeon will use a healthy blood vessel from another part of your body to detour around the blocked part of the coronary artery. Some CABG surgeries require several of these bypasses to restore proper heart function. This surgery usually requires three or more days of recovery time in a special care unit. You’ll likely undergo cardiac rehabilitation as part of your recovery.