Aorto-Bifemoral Bypass surgery is used to bypass diseased large blood vessels in the abdomen and groin. Aoro-Bifemoral bypass is a surgical procedure performed in patients with atherosclerotic disease of the aorta and iliac vessels.
To bypass blocked blood vessel, blood is redirected through a graft made of synthetic material. This graft is sewn above and below the diseased artery so that blood flows through the graft.
General anesthesia is used for this procedure.
Aorto-Bifemoral Bypass grafting is one of the best options for repairing aortic or iliac vessel disease. It is an ideal procedure for patients with aorto-iliac disease, aortic aneurysms, or aortic atherosclerosis. In patients whom we cannot help with a minimally invasive approach, this is an excellent option.
Indications for an Aorto-Bifemoral Bypass include the following:
• Atherosclerosis of the abdominal aorta or iliac arteries not amenable to
angioplasty and stenting.
• Presence of severe claudicating symptoms.
• Non-healing ulcers of the extremities
• Acute abdominal aortic occlusion
• Critical limb ischemia