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Neuropathic pain after arterial bypass surgery on leg. Possible treatments, please?

Neuropathic  pain after arterial bypass surgery on leg.  Possible treatments, please?

Medication: Gabapentum or Lyrica (pregabalin) beneficial. Gabapentum lower side effect profile see your physician for direction. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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Should my arterial stenoses be stented or bypassed?

Should my arterial stenoses be stented or bypassed?

Depends: Depends on where the stenosis is and what your overall medical issues are. Also, it depends on the condition of your blood vessels. ...Read more

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How successful is a vein bypass for lower leg arterial disease?

How successful is a vein bypass for lower leg arterial disease?

Depends on details: Vein bypasses with greater saphenous vein of high quality have generally good success. But this depends on details. You must combine a high quality operation with good wound care, especially in patients with diabetic wounds. Without good wound care and optimal medical management, some patients can still lose their leg even with an "open" bypass. ...Read more

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How risky is leg bypass surgery due to peripheral arterial disease?

How risky is leg bypass surgery due to peripheral arterial disease?

Risk vs Benefit: There is risk with all surgeries even those done with wires manipulated through the arteries (angiography/angioplasty). In experienced hands, these risks are minimal. However, pad if untreated can lead to severe pain, open ischemic ulcers, gangrene and loss of your limb. Given the choice, if you are having symptoms, then treatment is safer than waiting. ...Read more

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How dangerous can leg bypass surgery be due to peripheral arterial disease?

PVD : Patients who need arterial bypass for PVD usually have coronary artery disease, hypertension and often diabetes. This combination or individually raises the risk of any surgery. When we do PVD surgery it is usually because a limb is threatened, saving a limb is a pretty prominent benefit in most people's risk/benefit equation. ...Read more

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Is pherpheril arterial disease is likely to occur during a coronary bypass surgery?

Is pherpheril arterial disease is likely to occur during a coronary bypass surgery?

Likely present : Atherosclerosis is the overall disease which causes both coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial disease. It's certainly not unusual for a patient with one disease to also have the other simultaneously. ...Read more

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How deadly is leg bypass surgery due to peripheral arterial disease?

How deadly is leg bypass surgery due to peripheral arterial disease?

Small risk: As with all surgery, there is some risk. Your exact risk will depend on your comorbidities. ...Read more

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Can we prefer eecp treatment instead of bypass surgery for my father who is having 3 arterial blocks. He is a diabetes patient as well?

Can we prefer eecp treatment instead of bypass surgery for my father who is having 3 arterial blocks.  He is a diabetes patient as well?

Unlikely: Coronary bypass has specific indications, and risks. Depending on age, risk factors, diabetes your surgeon can give a very good opinion. In general the risks are low. ...Read more

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Will an artery that is 100% blocked be bypassed?

Will an artery that is 100% blocked be bypassed?

Not necessarily: Whether an artery needs to be bypassed or opened because it's 100% blocked depends on 1) your symptoms and 2) which artery, in particular, we are discussing. Discuss further with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more