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How is a fem-pop done?

The fem-pop bypass surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This means you will be asleep during surgery. Two incisions will be made on your leg; one at the starting point of the blockage, usually near the groin area, and a second at the end of the blockage. These incisions will be about four to eight inches long. 

The surgeon will either use one of your own veins from the other leg or a synthetic graft made from Dacron or plastic to create a bypass around the artery that is blocked. The graft is sewn to each end of the artery with tiny stitches. Once the bypass is in place, the surgeon may check to make sure circulation has been restored to your leg by performing a special x-ray called an arteriogram.

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