Vascular Bypass Surgery
When blockage in the arteries is too severe for minimally invasive treatment such as angioplasty, Blank Vascular Center surgeons may restore blood flow through open vascular bypass surgery. The bypass, created from a vein or synthetic tube (graft), reroutes blood from above a blockage in an artery to below it.
There are several different types of vascular bypass surgeries. Blank Vascular Center surgeons are highly experienced in each type:
- Aorto-bifemoral bypass
Blood is rerouted from the abdominal aorta to the femoral (thigh) arteries.
- Femoral popliteal bypass
Blood is rerouted from the femoral artery to the popliteal (knee region) artery
- Femoral tibial bypass
Blood is rerouted from the femoral artery to the tibial (lower leg) artery.
For expertise on vascular bypass surgery, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center and Blank Vascular Center.