Carotid Endarterectomy

"A carotid endarterectomy is performed in a sterile surgical suite or standard operating room. You may go home the same day or stay 1–2 nights after the procedure depending on your medical condition. 

  • You receive a local anesthetic or general anesthesia. 
  • Your vascular surgeon makes an incision at the front of your neck. 
  • After removing the plaque from the artery your vascular surgeon repairs the artery by stitching in a natural graft (formed from a piece of vein from elsewhere in your body) or a woven patch. 
  • The incision is closed."

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