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

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 3-to 7 days in hospi

3 to 7 days in hospital.
Complete recovery will take about 4-6 weeks. Depends on the nature of bypass consult with your surgeon.

In brief: 3-to 7 days in hospi

3 to 7 days in hospital.
Complete recovery will take about 4-6 weeks. Depends on the nature of bypass consult with your surgeon.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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