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Why is a femoral popliteal bypass performed?

Femoral, popliteal bypass surgery is required to treat symptoms of PAD. These symptoms may include:

  • Claudication (leg muscle pain when walking)
  • Pain in the legs and feet at night
  • Leg and foot sores that won’t heal
  • Gangrene

The surgery is an option when conservative treatment options such as medications, smoking cessation, exercise, wound care have failed and options such as balloon angioplasty or stenting are not an option.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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