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Surgical bypass

Surgical bypass

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.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Surgical bypass

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Surgical bypass:

Non-Surgical Options: Surgical bypass

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Surgical bypass:

  • Lifestyle changes (e.g. exercise)
  • Cessation of smoking
  • Weight loss
  • Medication to prevent progression of atherosclerosis

Anesthetic Requirements for Surgical bypass

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Surgical bypass may include:

Procedure Complications: Surgical bypass

Possible surgical complications of Surgical bypass may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Surgical bypass

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good and most vessel grafts last about 10 or more years.

Surgical bypass: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Surgical bypass: One to five months.

Surgical bypass: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Surgical bypass) include:

  • Surgical bypass for venous disease
  • Surgical bypass for arterial disease

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