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How Long Is The Recovery From Femoral Artery Bypass Surgery
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
Varies: Depends on your condition going in and the type of surgery performed, but assume 4-6 weeks for complete recovery. ...Read more
Following femoral artery bypass procedure with artificial graft, are bumps and lumps in the leg normal, what to do?
Possibly: They can be normal depending on how soon after surgery you're talking about, but i would discuss with the surgeon who performed the operation. If you mean a bypass a while ago (months to years), then any new bump or lump can be a major concern. Discuss further with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more
It depends: ... Mostly on how you are doing. If you can walk, sit, and move around, and if your wound is healing well, you should be able to fly after your discharge from the hospital. ...Read more
Depends, of course: Open bypass surgery usually requires 2-3 days in the hospital to regain adequate activity to go home, then again a slow return to regular activity in 2-4 weeks. Air travel should be ok within 2 weeks after surgery, depending on one's activity level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will be traveling for femoral artery (leg) bypass surgery. How long before i would be able to fly back home?
Depends: A lot hinges on how you do. Once you are walking, eating, voiding, and your incision looks good, there is no reason for you to stay. You will be on Aspirin and probably plavix, (clopidogrel) so travel should not be a problem. If you are concerned, there should be a vascular surgeon closer to you who could do the surgery. ...Read more
Multiple: Multiple but manageable. The surgical risks are bleeding, infection, heart attack, stroke, and death. All are relatively low. The post surgical issues are graft closure, infection, limb loss, and death. This is not a comprehensive list. Talk to you doctor or vascular surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more
Artery: if the femoral artery was not used for any procedure no problem if it was used to access the coronary system it may bleed or develop a hematoma all in all all should be ok with a simple Bump!! ...Read more
6-12 week restricted: The sternum (breast bone) is the vulnerable item after bypass and one shouldn't drive or lift anything >5# for 6 weeks. No heavy lifting for 12 weeks. One can walk and shower within days. Sex is okay when one feels well enough. Fatigue is common for 1 - 3 months. Appetite may be depressed the first several weeks. Pain is minimal & easily controlled. ...Read more
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