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What are the complications during and after endovascular surgery?

Dr. Michael L. Schwartz, MD
Vascular Surgeon

There are very few complications during and after endovascular surgery. Endovascular surgery is a "minimally invasive" surgery. Most complications are related to injury to the access vessel.

Endovascular surgery complications include bleeding in and around the repairs, though they are rare.

The main complications after endovascular surgery are clotting and bleeding of the vessel worked on. Plus, infection is always possible following surgery of any kind.

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