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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is recovery time after carotid artery surgery?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
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 instructions.
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
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 strenuous excercise or heavy lifting for 6 weeks.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

If I had carotid artery surgery, what is the expected recovery time?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
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 home next day of surgery and active going to work within a week if pain is controlled
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you be too old to have carotid artery surgery?

6 doctor answers24 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
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 carotid surgery is an option. Poor cardiac function ( a bad heart ) is a contraindication for general anesthesia, however there are other options such as carotid stenting or an awake carotid endarterectomy using a nerve block.
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