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What are the risks and the recovery period for a carotid subclavian bypass?
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Safe procedure
This is generally a safe procedure in most patients.
There are risks to injury to nerves, including nerves to the diaphragm, tongue, and voice box. There is a risk of injury to the thoracic duct, a major lymphatic vessel that can be close to the subclavian artery. Overall, these risks are low. Most people recover easily within 24 hours and go home the next day.

In brief: Safe procedure
This is generally a safe procedure in most patients.
There are risks to injury to nerves, including nerves to the diaphragm, tongue, and voice box. There is a risk of injury to the thoracic duct, a major lymphatic vessel that can be close to the subclavian artery. Overall, these risks are low. Most people recover easily within 24 hours and go home the next day.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Surgery
There are risks with any surgery.
Did you make your surgeon answer these questions before they decided on the procedure? If not, then you need to do this asap. If they don't answer to your satisfaction, then get a 2nd opinion!

In brief: Surgery
There are risks with any surgery.
Did you make your surgeon answer these questions before they decided on the procedure? If not, then you need to do this asap. If they don't answer to your satisfaction, then get a 2nd opinion!
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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