"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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