Revascularization for chronic mesenteric ischemia is an infrequent vascular procedure whose objective long-term patency results have been described in relatively few patients. We reviewed our experience with such procedures and report on the objective and symptomatic long-term results. We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of 42 patients who underwent mesenteric arterial reconstruction of 66 vessels during an 11-year period from 1986 to 1997. All patients were treated for symptomatic chronic mesenteric ischemia. The results support the clinical efficacy and durability of visceral artery bypass procedures for patients with symptomatic chronic roesenteric ischemia. Patency rates for females were better than for males independent of graft type.