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A 51-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.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Recovery: A few days.

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