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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have carotid end-arterectomies on both sides at the same time?

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery 50 years experience
Risky: That is a very risky strategy, and i wouldn't recommend it or do it on any of my patients.
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
No: Risk of reperfusion bleeding into the brain. Can do each side individually about 2-4 weeks apart. For severe bilateral stenosis, i treat my patients with carotid stents with distal protection, using this approach.

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