Carotid Artery Surgery; Critical Procedure with High Survival Rates

Carotid Artery Surgery; Critical Procedure with High Survival Rates


Carotid Artery Surgery or Carotid Endarterectomy is the surgical procedure of making an incision along the front of the patient’s neck, opening the carotid artery then removing the plaque that is clogging artery.

This procedure is performed by surgeons when finding narrowing or blockage in carotid artery; which is diagnosed after conducting a number of tests to review the percentage of blockage. Carotid artery surgery has two types; the carotid artery angioplasty with stenting, which is performed to widen the narrowed artery, and carotid endarterectomy which removes plaque form the artery wall.

It is worth mentioning hat most people can return to their normal life and practicing their usual activities within three to four months after performing carotid artery surgery. 

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  • Medline Plus, March 2022
  • John Hopkins Medicine 
  • Columbia University

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