The goal of surgery is to restore blood flow to the intestine. Depending on the extent and location of the artery blockage, surgery can be done in one of the following ways:
- Endarterectomy: Removal of plaque from the blocked artery to restore blood flow.
- Bypass graft: Placement of a bypass graft to reroute blood flow around the arterial blockage or replace an aneurysm.
- Embolectomy: Removal of a blood clot from an artery to restore blood flow.
- Removal of intestine: If any of the intestine is no longer viable, it needs to be removed.