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Auckland DHB Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit

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Femoropopliteal Bypass

This operation is to bypass diseased blood vessels above or below the knee. To bypass the blocked vessel, blood is redirected through either a healthy blood vessel that has been transplanted or a man-made graft material that is sewn to the diseased artery.

Whenever possible the surgeon will choose an existing piece of vein taken from the same leg.

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