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The patient gets general anesthesia to sleep through the surgery and not feel pain. The surgeon makes an incision (cut) in the skin, then places the pump unit near the heart and connects it to a cable. The cable goes to a controller (small computer) outside the body. The surgeon connects the pump unit to two tubes.