Aortobifemoral bypass surgery is used to bypass a narrowed or blocked part of the
large blood vessels in the abdomen and groin.
To bypass the diseased part of the blood vessel, blood is redirected
through a graft. The graft is made of man-made material. This graft is sewn
above and below the diseased vessel so that blood flows through the graft and
around the narrowed or blocked part. The graft looks like an upside-down Y shape. The single
end of the Y is sewn on the aorta. The two split ends of the Y are sewn below
the blocked or narrowed areas of the femoral arteries.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, 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 & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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