Has anyone had a femoral / femoral bypass
Looks like I am in bad shape kidney are crashing blockage all over even my heart they say is not good ?? & 100 % block Aorta all 5 stents in my legs are blocked I so need a top rated hospital & Doctor to feel secure about getting operate on . My time is short just hoping & Praying for the right place to go …..Still searching :(.
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Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Rank # 1…18 years in a roll. For Heart.
Welcome to Connect @judyhooper and @bareed.
Judy, I’m sorry to hear about your health issues. As you and @bareed state, a top-rated hospital and highly experienced surgeons are what you should be looking for. Should you wish to inquire at Mayo Clinic for a consult, please see the contact numbers on this page http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63
@suzys16 @starshooter wrote about femoral bypass quite a while ago. Other members who may be able to give you some insight on care centers of excellence are @cynaburst @elsinann @gonefishinmt @predictable @lepadelford
Judy, are you willling and able to travel?
yes I am willing to travel I live in illinois
Good to “see” you @judyhooper. I love it when people upload an image to their name.
How is your search going? Did you contact Mayo?
Hello! I don’t know if this is what you’re searching for, but my right femoral artery where the leg meets the body was replaced with, I believe it was, Dacron. During my aneurysm operation, the anesthesiologist noticed that blood wasn’t flowing to the leg.
The fact that part of the femoral artery was replaced was news to me; on my six-month-after-the-aneurysm-operation checkup and MRI, the doctor stated that the femoral artery prosthesis looked fine. I said, of course, “The WHAT?!”
Well, it’s still fine, 16 years later.
Happy to hear from you No I have not I see a doctor tomorrow to explain the test results and felt I would ask him for a referral to mayo ? Hoping in return no feelings hurt .what do you know about mayo have you been admitted ever there ? I thought I go to the on
e in minnesota also wondering if I should go to Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Rank # 1…18 years in a roll. For Heart. tough decisions I must say
Definitely a tough decision @judyhooper, and one that deserves careful research and consideration. Of course, because I work for Mayo Clinic, you can imagine that I will present information about Mayo. However, should anyone have experiences from other institutions, they should feel free to express them on this forum. We believe that you should get the care you deserve where you chose to get it.
Here is some information about the rankings and expertise of the Mayo Cardiology Department http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/cardiovascular-diseases/sections/expertise-ranking/orc-20122388 You may also appreciate these videos and patient stories about their experience at Mayo http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/cardiovascular-diseases/sections/mayo-clinic-experience-patient-stories/orc-20122567
Good luck with your appointment tomorrow with your doctor. I agree that asking him for a referral and his recommendations is a good place to start. @barbararickard posted something similar a little while back. She and her cardiologist are managing her condition (HOCM) with medication at the moment, but when the time comes for surgery her cardiologist recommends a referral to Mayo Clinic https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hello-i-was-diagnosed-with-hocm-last-year-i-have-been-told/?pg=1#post-219151
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Hi Judy when I was diagnosed with my Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy I went to the Mayo Clinic. It’s a Center of Excellence. So you get some really great Doctors & Nurses, they really are the best!!! If you go to the Mayo Clinic you’d be in great hands!!!