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how long does carotid artery surgery take

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
No: If it is not safe to be under genera anesthesia, it can be done under local.
Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Most carotid trials did not include 90 year olds.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Age for Carotid surg: Overall medical condition as evaluated by your doctors, not age, determines if you should have carotid surgery. A regional block anesthetic, meaning ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not necessarily: Age is relative. If a high functioning person has a TIA (mini-stroke) or a full blown stroke with carotid artery narrowing > 50%, then offering caroti ... Read More
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
29 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: The actual age is not as important as the functional wellness of the vital organ systems. The oldest person I have operated upon in terms of carotid e ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Age and carotid surg: Age alone definitely should not be the factor that determines if your carotid disease is repairable. A comprehensive evaluation of a person's conditi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
37 years experience Cardiology
Carotid surgery: It is generally a one or two day hospitalization and several weeks at home after that depending on your recovery process and your surgeons instruction ... Read More
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
2-6 weeks: This really depends on if the patient has stroke or not , if not then couple of weeks will be enough for the patient to go for full activity but avoid ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Recovery after CEA: I ask my patients to see me back in the office around 7-10 days after the procedure and tell them they can return to full speed at that point but the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Controversial.: Age by itself is not a contraindication for carotid artery surgery. More important are that person's risks, such as heart disease and such. A more int ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Surgery of carotid: There are different kinds of carotid artery surgery. The most common, however, is called a carotid endarterectomy. This is done for carotid artery s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
37 years experience Cardiology
Age/carotid surgery: I don't think there is an age limit. Many factors besides age come into play when considering any surgery. Carotid artery stenting has certainly allow ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Fast: Really depends if you have pre or post procedure stroke or mini stroked which should be unusual . Most probably of everything goes well you can be hom ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
See below: Carotid endarterectomy is a very safe procedure when performed by an experienced vascular surgeon. That said, complications that can occur duing the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Numbness: The most common post-op complaint is actually incisional numbness as well as numbness over the jaw bone of the operated side. Male patients have to be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Recovery: A few days.

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