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Is the surgery to remove carotid blockages very dangerous

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Dr. Robert Spetzler
49 years experience Neurosurgery
No: This surgery, when performed by experts, can be very safe. Surgical outcomes do depend on the experience of your surgeon.
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Safe : Procedure but does have 1-3% or higher rate of stoke as a complication. Ask your doctor about their success rate and rate of strokes.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Before surgery you should stop blood thinner medicine , take to your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Like an onion: Arteries have layers similar to onions, but only 3. The disease which causes the blockage ( atherosclerosis / plaque formation / cholesterol build-up ... Read More
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Plaque removal: The inner two layers of the artery are essentially pealed out. The plaque is actually removed down to a clean plane. This removes the obstruction to t ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not really: If it has been decided that you need a carotid endarterectomy, then it will be safer to have the surgery than not. The goal is to minimize the risk of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid: Carotid artery surgery has stroke as one of its complications. As such it is not without significant risk.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Very low risk: If you have already survived a 100% blockage having a bypass surgery on that is very low risk.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Post gallbladder problems include diarrhea or change in bowel habit- not usually sikn problems
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Witten
26 years experience Urology
Depo and surgery: You should have no issues related to your Depo-Provera shot and ureteral surgery and stent.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absor ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
There are several: If you mean a stenosis in the common carotid off the aorta, the procedure would either be a stent or a carotid (or innominate) endarterectomy. Much ... Read More
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