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How long does it usually take to recover from carotid endarterectomy?

How long does it usually take to recover from carotid endarterectomy?

3-6 weeks: I have had patients return to full activities 3 days later and have never had anyone take more then 6 weeks. Most are fully recovered by 3 weeks. I have done over 2500 carotid surgeries. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Carotid Artery Surgery (Definition)

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How long does it usually take to recover from a carotid endarterectomy operation?

How long does it usually take to recover from a carotid endarterectomy operation?

Recover carotid surg: Most can go home after breakfast the morning after surgery. I allow them to return to full speed after i see them for their one week post op visit and the surgical site (neck) will be back to normal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is a carotid endarterectomy scar?

How long is a carotid endarterectomy scar?

Approx 5-8m: The incision is traditionally 5-8cm if done longitudinally. ...Read more

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Carotid endarterectomy last monday for 77 % stenosis.Still have fatigue and some vague headaches in back of head and temples. Is this normal?How long?

Carotid endarterectomy last monday for 77 % stenosis.Still have fatigue and some vague headaches in back of head and temples. Is this normal?How long?

Probably.: Many people have these types of complaints for a few days and maybe even a couple of weeks after this surgery. It should be getting better each day. If you notice any change in brain function, severe headaches, or swelling in your neck, you should contact your physician immediately. ...Read more

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Can my artery reclog after carotid endarterectomy?

Can my artery reclog after carotid endarterectomy?

Yes: The recurrence rates after endarterectomy depend in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and on going problems with managing the risk factors of peripheral vascular disease. Women may also be more likely to have recurrent disease. ...Read more

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How effective is carotid endarterectomy?

How effective is carotid endarterectomy?

Very: We use the endpoint of stroke to define how effective carotid surgery is. Endarterectomy reduces the risk of stroke from 26% to 9% in patients with high grade stenosis (narrowing) who have had mini-strokes or strokes in the past. In people who have not suffered mini-strokes or strokes but have a high grade stenosis, endarterectomy reduces risk of stroke from 10% to less than 5%. ...Read more

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When can I exercise after carotid endarterectomy?

When can I exercise after carotid endarterectomy?

Yes: You can start with gentle excercize after 2 weeks and normal rouotine excercize after 6 weeks. It all depends on your recovery from the surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have carotid endarterectomy?

What does it mean to have carotid endarterectomy?

Clearing of Plaque: This is to surgically expose the carotid artery in the neck and to remove the plaque of the diseased artery. Arteries have 3 layers. Plaque / atherosclerosis develops in the inner two layers. The outer layer is the strength layer. These layers peel apart similar to the layers in an onion. Once cleared, the artery is closed using patch to prevent it from scarring down. The goal: prevent strokes. ...Read more

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How likely is survival for carotid endarterectomy?

How likely is survival for carotid endarterectomy?

Generally good.: Carotid endarterectomy (cea) generally has a low operative morbidity (complication) and mortality (death), and this is because cea should not be generally offered in patients who are not an acceptable risk and who don't have an adequate life expectancy. Consult with a vascular surgeon to discuss this operation in more detail. ...Read more