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Surgical bypass: Surgical bypass is performed to reroute blood flow around a blocked blood vessel; usually a portion of vein from another part of the body is cut out and reconnected above and below the blockage (blood clot or atherosclerosis). Surgical bypass can be used for peripheral blood vessels, the aorta, and the subclavian artery in the shoulder, vertebral arteries, iliac arteries, and the renal arteries.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Surgical bypass:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Surgical bypass:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Surgical bypass may include:
Possible surgical complications of Surgical bypass may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good and most vessel grafts last about 10 or more years.
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Surgical bypass) include:
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