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What are the side effects of carotid artery surgery

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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Chao
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Symptoms after surge: He can continue to have the left side of chest pain, shortness of breaths with over exertion. Pain at the surgical sites. So keep eyes on the possib ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes. Call Now!: Patients who have had carotid artery surgery definitely have a risk of stroke. The highest risk of stroke is during and immediately after the procedur ... Read More
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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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
Stroke: Stroke or mini-stroke (TIA) is the main risk of carotid artery blockage. In general, approximately 1/2 of strokes are due to carotid disease
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Many: Keep in mind, "side effects" is a nebulous term. Side effects can be pleasant or unpleasant; probably the best way for me to answer this is to say th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: This can result in chest pan on exertion and can lead to a heart attack where part of the heart muscle can be damaged.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. ROHIT Shahani
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
BleedingInfectionStr: Known complications and some where the risk cannot be reduced to zero, no matter what include... Bleeding, infections, irregular heart beats, stroke, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Stroke: The most common risk of a carotid endarterectomy (cea) is stroke. Although this is the most serious risk, it is less common than the risk of infectio ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Partial: A subtotal or partial hysterectomy removes the uterine fundus and the cervix. It will leave the ovaries. By leaving the ovaries, you should not nee ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
21 years experience Radiology
Depends on target: It depends on the organ treated. Usually it will be mild fever, pain, mildly abnormal lab results, tiredness, plus others depending on the procedure. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Lots of assumptions here. Assuming you are referring to either a artery or vein occlusion of the retina ("ophthalmic stroke"), laser is sometimes don ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on details: In general, experienced surgeons can perform endarterectomy with low complications. Many surgeons have a 2% peri operative rate of stroke, less than 1 ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Facial Paralysis and: Facial paralysis and loss of taste sensation and numbness of the face.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Need replacement: After total panceratectomy will need replacement of Insulin and some times enzymes , even with partial may need.In some cases.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Scar tissue: a scar tissue that will prevent any anal sex
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not too many: Surgery with breast sparing and radiation is a very common procedure for small early breast cancers. There will some minor surgical scar, and some wom ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Usually none.: Single umbilical artery is rarely associated with genetic syndromes such as trisomy 18 (edwards' syndrome), in which case it has long-term effects. 99 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters pressure: Your operating surgeon should discuss this with you. Immediately you can have elevation of intraocular pressure. Short term inflammation in the eye c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience Breast Surgery
Cataracts: Cataracts are the most known but any visual changes should be brought to your physician's attention and seek a professional eye evaluation if necessar ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Variable: Overall side effect profile is better than conventional radiation. Common side effects include- local pain, scalp swelling, headaches, discomfort from ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Decreased endurance: Decreased exercise endurance is one of the long term complications of pe. Pulmonary hypertension is also seen in more severe cases. It all depends o ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Glare: Halos, dry eye, blurred vision.

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