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I have blockage of celiac artery with weight loss, &

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I have blockage of celiac artery with weight loss, & abdominal pain for 1 year. I saw a vascular surgeon who recommends a shunt. How safe is shunt procedure?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
There are few risks associated with shunt procedure.
Bleeding, infection can occur.
Autologous graft from your own blood vessels or artificial grafts are used.
The risks depends on the underlying condition of blood vessels, general health condition etc.
In experienced hands with good general condition, the risk of complication is quite less.
You are having pain and weight loss, so it should be treated.
Doctor has examined you and decided to do the procedure.
You should not worry.
I hope this information helps.
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