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Surgery for blocked arteries in the legs

Surgery for blocked arteries in the legs

Arteries usually become blocked because of a build-up of fatty material. If left untreated, this can ultimately lead to a debilitating pain, gangrene or limb loss. We offer two treatment options for lower limb arterial blockages.   

Angioplasty – An angioplasty is a minor procedure to widen blocked arteries by inserting a catheter with a deflated balloon inside. This is then inflated to widen the artery. This is typically used for more minor blockages.

Bypass surgery – For more serious blockages, bypass surgery is used. This is where your surgeon uses an artificial graft or a vein from your leg on to the affected area, bypassing the blockage.