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Femoropopliteal Bypass

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about a femoropopliteal bypass?

Femoropopliteal bypass is surgery to place a graft to go around narrowed arteries in your upper leg. The graft may be from a blood vessel in your arm or leg, or it may be artificial. A femoropopliteal bypass can improve blood flow to your leg and foot, and decrease your symptoms.

How do I prepare for surgery?

What will happen during surgery?

What should I expect after surgery?

You will be taken to a room to rest until you are fully awake. Healthcare providers will monitor you closely for any problems. When your healthcare provider sees that you are okay, you will be taken to a hospital room.

What are the risks of a femoropopliteal bypass?

You may bleed more than expected or develop an infection. You may continue to have long-term pain and swelling in the treated leg. Your new graft may narrow, become blocked, or get infected. You may need more surgery. Graft failure increases your risk of a leg or foot amputation. You may develop a life-threatening blood clot.

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