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hearing loss after carotid endarterectomy

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The recurrence rates after endarterectomy depend in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and on going problems with managing ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Pamoukian
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You can start with gentle excercize after 2 weeks and normal rouotine excercize after 6 weeks. It all depends on your recovery from the surgery.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Plaque removal: It is a technical operation. Artery is controlled, opened under full anticoagulation. Shunt placed to maintain blood flow to your brain and the lesion ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Follow up: Serial carotid duplex scans 6 weeks, 6 months and yearly thereafter. Daily Aspirin 81 mg, avoid smoking and healthy eating.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very safe: Endarterectomy is the gold standard for symptomatic carotid disease. It is safe and effective. Many surgeons have a 2% peri operative rate of stroke, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
Approx 5-8m: The incision is traditionally 5-8cm if done longitudinally.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Pamoukian
24 years experience General Surgery
No: It will leave a small 3 inch very thin scar which may be difficult to see after six months.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid endarterect: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/carotid_endarterectomy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Prevents, doesn't tx: While it's semantics, carotid endarterectomy doesn't "treat" stroke as much as it's performed to prevent one. Success depends upon experience of surge ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Safe operation : Endarterectomy is the gold standard for symptomatic carotid disease. It is safe and effective. Many surgeons have a 2% peri operative rate of stroke, ... Read More

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