Faster Recovery. Greater Comfort.
Recovery from IR treatment is much faster than invasive surgery because there is no incision to heal or stitches to be removed. The risk of bleeding and complications is lower than with invasive surgery.
You can usually begin normal activities again several days after the procedure. Your doctor will provide specific guidelines for your recovery. Complications are rare for those who adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Compare that to bypass surgery which often requires long surgical incisions, a 3 to 7 day hospital stay, and 6 to 8 weeks for full recovery. Leg bypass surgery carries significant risks including heart attacks, blood clots, infections, and even death in 2-3% of patients.