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Doctor insights on: How Painful Is Recovery From Having A Vein Removed From Leg For Bypass

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What is recovery like when you have a vein removed from your leg for bypass operation?

What is recovery like when you have a vein removed from your leg for bypass operation?

Depends on Approach: The recovery depends greatly on whether the vein is harvested via an "open" technique or an "endoscopic" technique. Surprisingly vein harvest incisions using the "open" technique often break down or become infected. Sutures don't come out sometimes for two weeks. The "endoscopic" technique requires shorter incisions and has fewer complications. ...Read more

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Per doppler I & doc knew per doppler right leg vein no good still he removed vein of right leg during bypass surgery & found it no good. doctor error?

Per doppler I & doc knew per doppler right leg vein no good still he removed vein of right leg during bypass surgery & found it no good. doctor error?

This is not...: ...a question that can be answered on Health Tap's Q & A feature. But your concern is understandable. Please get a second opinion from a doctor who is NOT associated with the physician who performed your surgery. I truly hope all eventually goes well with you. Dr. Anne. ...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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Is there a significant difference between getting arteries from your arm for heart bypass instead of veins from your leg?

Is there a significant difference between getting arteries from your arm for heart bypass instead of veins from your leg?

Maybe better: There is debate in cardiovascular surgery whether radial arteries have better long term results than saphenous vein grafts. Assuming the surgeon is experienced in handling the radial artery, the results are at least as good as vein grafts and maybe better over the long run. ...Read more

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For how long is the recovery from femoral artery(leg) bypass surgery?

For how long is the recovery from femoral artery(leg) bypass surgery?

Varies: Depends on your condition going in and the type of surgery performed, but assume 4-6 weeks for complete recovery. ...Read more

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I suffer from painful vericous veins in my leg. Should I get this looked at?

I suffer from painful vericous veins in my leg.  Should I get this looked at?

Absolutely: Contrary to popular belief, varicose veins can and do cause symptoms including swelling and pain. Treatment options have changed in the past decade, and there are minimally invasive treatments offered in the office. Contact a vascular vein specialist for your evaluation. ...Read more

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I have bad veins in my legs. Should I have them removed?

I have bad veins in my legs. Should I have them removed?

Several treatments: Varicose veins are due to leaking(refluxing) valves in the saphenous system and spider veins could be due to leaking valves or simply to aging, genetics or pregnancies. The treatment for each varies - laser closure and microphlebectomies for vv and sclerotherapy for spider veins. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with a venous reflux ultrasound. ...Read more

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