Femoral-Popliteal Bypass Cost in India
About Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery
Femoral popliteal bypass surgery is done to treat blocked femoral artery. To bypass the narrowed or blocked blood vessel, blood is redirected through either a healthy blood vessel that has been transplanted or a man-made graft material. This vessel or graft is sewn above and below the diseased artery so that blood flows through the new vessel or graft.
- General anaesthesia or an injection in the spine (epidural) is used for this surgery.
- An intravenous (IV) line will be started in the arm, hand, or collarbone area. And the patient will lie on their back on the operating table.
- A catheter will be inserted into the bladder to drain urine.
- The skin over the surgical site will be cleaned.
- The surgeon will make an incision in the leg. The site of the incision will depend on the section of the arteries to be bypassed. The surgeon will determine whether to use a man-made graft or a vein from the leg to bypass the diseased artery.
- Once the surgeon has attached the graft onto the diseased artery, a type of X-ray called an arteriogram may be done to make sure that blood flow has been restored to the leg through the new bypass graft.
- The incision will be closed. A sterile bandage or dressing will be applied.
After the procedure, patient will have to stay in the hospital for 2 to 4 days. Complete recovery may take up to 6 to 12 weeks.
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