A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: carotid artery surgery?
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Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
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 stenosis (blockage). The artery is opened and the blockage is carefully removed and the inside of the artery is cleaned up. The vessel is then often closed with a patch to make it a little larger.
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Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Can you be too old to have carotid artery surgery?
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Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
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