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Is The Surgery To Remove Carotid Blockages Very Dangerous
When getting ready for surgery to remove a blockage, am I supposed to continue to take blood thinners?
Like an onion: Arteries have layers similar to onions, but only 3. The disease which causes the blockage (atherosclerosis / plaque formation / cholesterol build-up) involves the inner 2 layers. During surgery we expose the carotid artery, clamp above and below the blockage, open the artery up and literally separate the inner 2 diseased layers from the outer strength layer, just like layers of an onion. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have some blockages in my carotid arteries and will probably have to have surgery. Is this a very dangerous operation?
Carotid surgery: Carotid surgery should be done when risk of not doing so higher. Stroke risk lowest for asymptomatic stenosis, higher in those with TIAs and yet higher with prior stroke. Risk of MI can be higher than stroke risk. Slight risk of bleeding, real but low risk cranial nerve injury, low risk of surgically significant carotid renarrowing. Generally stroke risk lower for surgery, MI risk lower for stent. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had gallstones & blockage and gallbladder removed year ago. Never had problem with skin. Since surgery oily skin & breakouts constantly. Nothing helps?
Just got my Depo-Provera shot today having surgery a stent placed in my ureter along with a blockage removed tomorrow. Can I still have the surgery after dep.
Had small bowel resection (5ft), colon blockage removed, appendectomy, and hernia repair done in emerg surgery. Tons of side effects 3months later. Help?
Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absorption. Adhesions from any abdominal procedure may be a source of discomfort for some. I suggest you speak to your primary care doc about your symptoms to identify the most likely source of your symptoms. From there you can make a plan. Read more
What is the surgery proceedure to remove stenosis in the left carotid artery where it comes out at the top of the aorta?
There are several:
If you mean a stenosis in the common carotid off the aorta, the procedure would either be a stent or a carotid (or innominate) endarterectomy.
Much more common is a carotid endarterecomy, however this occurs where the internal carotid comes off the common carotid, not the aorta. Read more
"For patients with a narrowing of an artery between 50% and 99%, it is recommended that surgery to remove the plaque carotid endarterectomy, " True?
Complex: There is recent data suggesting that medication management may be as successful as surgery in stroke prevention, and there is another surgical intervention called stenting. Since patients vary and may do best with different approaches, get a few opinions prior to deciding the ultimate l pathway. Read more
Carotid blockage: If asymptomatic with use of proper medical therapy a moderate carotid blockage is fairly low risk. Many vascular surgeons would favor no intervention in this situation. If symptomatic, would recommend repair of this. Options include stenting or open surgery, carotid endarterectomy. Best data suggests that stenting over age 65 -70 has higher risk of stroke than endarterectomy. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a major surgery in April 2014, it was to remove a carotid paraganglioma from my neck. Would it be a problem if I try to get pregnant?
No Worries: I think you should be fine and not worry. Read more
Mam I am married in dec-13, I want to know that I had abdomen surgary in 2004 due to blockage in intestine surgen remove that blockage. Know I get p?
Post surgical, yes: There is likely some relatively minor pain associated with the surgical area of incision in order to gain access to the carotid artery. Of course, that is if an endarterectomy is performed. If an intra-arterial procedure is done to clean the carotid artery by a radiologist then, there could be a bit less pain since the incision would be much smaller in the arm or groin. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If carotid stenosis,: I would highly recommend consideration of a stent or enarterectomy, but if you are referring to other blood vessels supplying the brain, medication may be far more appropriate. Read more
Symptoms or >80%: Carotid endartectomy (cea) is a scientifically proven, remarkably effective procedure which prevents stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis or high grade (i.e. Greater than 80%) asymptomatic stenosis. It is a very durable and long lasting procedure and has a very high success rate when performed by an experienced vascular surgeon. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not long: Intestinal blockage can be life threatening. Your health care team will care for you in a hospital, with intravenous lines and fluids, bowel rest, tubes into your stomach to control gastric volume and lower your risk for aspiration. Surgery will occur at some time during your hospital stay. Okay to ask your nurse or surgeon for more details. Pain control with IV narcotics and antibiotics. Be well Read more
Surgery for intestinal blockage and the doctor stated gangrene- could u explain surgery procedures please?
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