My father has had two bypass surgeries and the doctor thinks he may need another. Is it going to be worse the third time? How many times can he have bypass surgery?
There is no specific limit of times that a person can undergo bypass surgery. However, three times would be unusual. The surgery can become more complex each time due to scarring and other technical issues. There are some less invasive procedures, including minimally invasive surgery, that may be an option. In addition, your father may again be a candidate for angioplasty with a stent to reopen his coronary blood vessels.
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My dad has had it three times, the last was almost 12 hours but he came trough it great. It gets more risky ever time they do it and he has been told he cant have a fourth bypass