Aorto Bifemoral Bypass

This surgery bypasses blockages in the iliac arteries. The iliac arteries are the blood vessels that the aorta divides into on the way to the legs. These become the femoral arteries in the legs. The aorto bifemoral bypass surgery links the aorta with the femoral arteries, allowing blood to continue through to the legs. This generally requires an abdominal incision and an incision on each side of the groin. Patients will usually go to the IMCU or ICU following this surgery for one to two days and then to the in-patient ward for recovery. . The average length of hospital stay for this surgery is seven days. Please remember that every patient will recover differently, and their length of stay may be different.

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The following conditions may be treated with this procedure:


The following surgeons specialize in this procedure and could be on your team:

Patient Journey

Aorto Bifemoral Bypass

A step by step of what you can expect when getting this procedure.

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