In cases where there is a blockage in a limb, our vascular surgeons will bypass the blockage and restore blood flow to the rest of the limb. This will usually require an incision on the affected leg to allow the surgeon access to the main artery in the leg (the femoral artery). The vascular surgeon will attach a graft to the upper part of the femoral artery to bypass the blocked area and then reattach the graft to either the femoral or tibial artery (the main lower-leg artery) to restore blood flow to the lower leg. The length of hospital stay for this procedure varies from five to 10 days, depending on the nature of the surgery and each patient’s unique recovery process.
The following conditions may be treated with this procedure:
THE SURGEONS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THIS PROCEDURE
The following surgeons specialize in this procedure and could be on your team: