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Peripheral Arterial Surgery

Peripheral Arterial Surgery

  • This procedure concerns performing a bypass to direct bloodflow through a grafted blood vessel, away from the damaged blood vessels. The grafted blood vessel could be made from materials, or another healthy blood vessel within the body.

Procedure

3 types of peripheral arterial surgeries

There are 3 different types of peripheral arterial surgeries for PAD

  • Femoropopliteal Bypass- arteries above and below the knee, also known as, fem-pop
  • Aortobifemoral Bypass- the major abdominal artery and large branching arteries
  • Femoral-tibial Bypass- arteries in the lower leg or foot