Surgical bypass and artery reconstruction

  • Surgical repair of an artery

Sometimes an operation is the best way of treating a diseased blood vessel, rather than a keyhole method like balloon angioplasty. If the blockage involves a long length of the artery, or if important branches are clogged up, surgery can be more effective at producing a long term cure.

What is Surgical bypass and artery reconstruction?

Arterial surgery is complex and there is a multitude of different techniques for bypassing or reconstructing abnormal blood vessels: various examples include 

femoro-popliteal bypass, vascular reconstruction, aortoiliac reconstruction and the surgical repair of an artery. Your London Vascular Clinic consultant will recommend which is the most appropriate form of surgery for you.

How does it work?

The term 'surgical bypass' can cover a wide range of operations but most either remove or bypass a blockage. The surgery is carried out to avoid amputation.  

Are there any risks I should be aware of?

As with any surgery, there are some very minor risks of complications but these will be fully explained to you by your London Vascular Clinic surgeon. 

What is it used for?

What should I do next?

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Arteries can be bypassed and reconstructed all over the body and these operations can be used for:


* Critical limb

* Intermittent

* Leg ulcers caused by bad arteries

* Diabetic feet

* Peripheral arterial disease

* Aneurysms - all types

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