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Vascular Surgery Leg Bypass Questions
Few weeks: It depend what surgery was done how involve the surgery was.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on surgery: It really depends on type of surgery and the technique used. Endo techniques typically have a much shorter recovery time. Open techniques recovery dependent on how many incisions and what procedure. It also depends on what type of shape the patient is to begin with. Older, frail patients may have a much longer recovery time.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on procedure: Recovery after any surgical procedure is variable in duration and difficulty. The biggest factors that affect recovery are the procedure itself, your overall health and physical condition, your nutritional status. Some vascular surgery leg procedures are done in an outpatient setting with recovery expected to be less than a week. Some require hospital stay and rehab for recovery.See 1 more doctor answer
Briefly,: Vascular surgery is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the heart. Interventional treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical (i.e. Catheter based and minimally invasive) and as such, make vascular surgeons uniquely qualified to provide unbiased recommendations for patients.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Leg bypasses are typically done when someone has pain or a non-healing wound from poor circulation. If the bypass is open then it will be effective at healing wounds and improving pain. How long bypasses work is another loaded question and depends in many factors. Some include, smoking status, is vein used as a conduit or synthetic material, is the bypass to an above or belw knee artery.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if indicated: Actually by being thin the operation is often technically easier and wound complications are less compared to an obese patient. You may, however, be able to feel the graft easier which can be concerning to some but has no impact on the safety of the procedure.See 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Revascularization is common due to the progressive nature of peripheral vascular disease. After an original bypass, scar tissue or intimal hyperplasia forms at the proximal and distal ends of the pipe limiting flow. Ultimately this scarring may shut the bypass down requiring a "new" one. However, as the disease progresses options for further bypasses may become more limited.See 1 more doctor answer
Had aorta bifemoral bypass surgery in december. Am having leg and back pain like before surgery could this be happening again so fast?
Arterial blockages..: In the legs are treated with angioplasty +/- stenting. The traditional approach is bypass around the blockage as you describe. A vascular surgeon usually does this surgery. Some cardiovascular surgeons still do this, a few general surgeons in ares limited to specialists and urgent situations may also do this. Vasculary surgery is it's own specialty and they are best to deal with this in most cases.
I am a diabetic that has already had a full leg bypass surgery to improve circulation. Now I am having tunneling in the largest wound?
Foot swelling: Lower extremity swelling not unusual after saphenous vein harvesting. May need support hose, get wound checked to be sure no infection.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Depends on your condition going in and the type of surgery performed, but assume 4-6 weeks for complete recovery.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Bowing of your legs is due, most likely, to arthritis, not to the gastric surgery. Increased weight can cause increased joint wear and changes in your mechanical axis. The weight reduction likely is currently reducing your symptoms, but arthritis and mechanical axis malalignment is common in the general population in your age group.See 1 more doctor answer
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