A carotid Endarterectomy is a surgical procedure to open and clean the carotid artery with a goal of stroke prevention. A small incision is made in the neck just below the level of the jaw. The blood flow through narrow area may be temporarily shunted. The artery is open and the plaque is removed.
Risks of Carotid Endarterectomy:
- Breathing problems
- High blood pressure
- Bleeding in the brain
- Stroke heart attack or death.
Expect after the treatment
The surgery takes about an hour you may need to stay in the hospital for a day or two. You must wish to eat smooth soft food like soup for a while before returning to the normal diet. Specialist in CDT,EVLT and DVT surgery at Dr Manish Raval s Hospital. You can start to do most of your normal activities again within a week you cannot do any exercise and all.
Why it is done:
carotid Endarterectomy in which 50-90 % blockage of a carotid artery and are experiencing symptoms such as stroke, mini stroke, it is some time 80% of blockage even if you are no symptoms.