How long is the recovery from femoral artery bypass surgery?

Days to weeks. It takes several days before someone is released from the hospital after a femoral artery bypass and it takes weeks for the wounds to heal fully and for patients to re-condition themselves.

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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...

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...

Following femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly?

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...

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...

Femoral artery disease bypass surgery, what are the risks?

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...

What is the recovery of coronary artery bypass surgery?

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...