In CABG surgery, the anastomosis, or the suturing of the graft to the aorta and the coronary artery, is usually the most difficult, time consuming and critical part of the bypass procedure. The developed aortic connector is a mechanical anastomosis device that allows cardiac surgeons to attach saphaneous vein grafts to the aorta without sutures. The aortic connector requires no cross clamping or side biting during deployment. The device deploys in seconds. It provides surgeons with a precise and reproducible anastomosis. The aortic connector is biocompatible and is designed with burst strengths equivalent to sutures, creating instantaneous hemostasis at the time of deployment.