Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Surgery

PAD is a narrowing or blockage of arteries that leads to poor blood flow in the extremities, most commonly in the legs, and causes painful cramps when exercising or swelling. The methods of bypass surgery vary depending on the size of the affected artery and where it is located. In many cases, a stent can be placed using minimally invasive techniques to open up a blocked vessel however in some cases an open procedure is required to bypass the damaged vessel.