Femoropopliteal (fem-pop) bypass surgery is used to bypass narrowed or blocked
arteries above or below the knee. The bypass restores blood flow to the
To bypass a narrowed or blocked artery, blood is redirected through a graft.
The graft is either a healthy blood vessel that has been transplanted or a
man-made material. This graft is sewn onto both the femoral and popliteal
arteries so that blood can travel through the graft and around the
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
The Health Encyclopedia contains general health information. Not all treatments or services described are covered benefits for Kaiser Permanente members or offered as services by Kaiser Permanente. For a list of covered benefits, please refer to your Evidence of Coverage or Summary Plan Description. For recommended treatments, please consult with your health care provider.