DWQA QuestionsCategory: Vascular Surgery QuestionsWhat is a bypass operation on a leg?
Andreas Lazaris asked 3 months ago
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Andreas M LazarisAndreas M Lazaris Staff answered 3 months ago

A bypass operation on the leg or better a lower extremity arterial bypass procedure is a type of vascular operation aiming to increase the blood flow on an ischemic lower limb. In this procedure, the surgeon uses a tube (most of the time taken by the patient him/herself) and bridges the gap of arterial occlusion.