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Artery Bypass
MrsCora01 posted:
This is sort of in the wrong place but I'm hoping someone will have some experience. I will be undergoing bypass surgery, only it's on my right leg artery, not my heart. Can anyone tell me about what the procedure is like, recovery time, size of incisions, etc? Apparently it is old blockage that has just recently gotten worse (I have a black spot on my big toe) so they are not stenting, but going right to bypass.

Thanks for the help.


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