Novel Suture-Less Vascular Anastomotic Device (BYFix) in Femoro-Popliteal Surgery, Early Clinical Experience Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives: To evaluate the early experience of using the BYFix-innovative anastomotic device for creating suture-less vascular anastomosis in major and peripheral arteries surgery. Design: Uncontrolled prospective study. Materials: The BYFix anastomotic device for suture-less vascular anastomosis with surgical tools and standard vascular grafts. Methods: 7 patients, age 63.6 ± 9.2 years, with peripheral vascular occlusion above the knee scheduled for surgical repair were operared. They underwent the surgical procedure using the BYFix anastomotic device for creating proximal anastomosis and the conventional manual suturing for cre-ating the distal anastomosis of the implantable vascular graft. Results: The anastomoses by using BYFix anastomotic device were successfully created in all patients. The duration of anastomosis creation was sig-nificantly shorter by using BYFix device, compared to conventional manual suturing, 5:10 ± 1:50 minutes compared to 33 ± 17:40 minutes respectively. No adverse events related to BYFix anastomotic device were observed, during the surgical procedure or recovery period. One year follow up revealed no complications related to BYFix anastomotic device. Conclusions: The BYFix anastomotic device enables the creation of efficient vascular anastomosis in peripheral vascular occlusions. It shortens the time needed for creating vascular anastomosis and thus reducing the operation time and might reduce distal complications related to the vascular procedure. Further clinical trials are needed to establish the results.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011