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What is involved in an endarterectomy?

What is involved in an endarterectomy?

See below: Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes plaque from the carotid artery. It requires an overnight stay in the hospital. Most patients are back to doing just about everything in 5 to 7 days. The neck heals very quickly and the procedure itself isn't very traumatic (i.e. No muscle is cut or bones broken) which makes the discomfort post operatively mild and short-lived. ...Read more

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What are the risk of having an endarterectomy?

What are the risk of having an endarterectomy?

Stroke : This is done to lower the risk of stroke have to add changes in voice and swallowing to th list of complications good luck. ...Read more

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What device is used to remove plaque during an endarterectomy?

What device is used to remove plaque during an endarterectomy?

Penfield Elevator: Open endarterectomy is done through a surgical incision with an instrument that looks like a spatula with a small rounded end. The plaque is held with a forceps while the elevator pushes the remaining artery away. Sharp scissors are sometimes needed. ...Read more

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What happens during remote superficial femoral endarterectomy?

What happens during remote superficial femoral endarterectomy?

Open stenting: The surgery involves a groin incision, remove the blockage with special device from the femoral artery and insertion of a stent . Rupture and bleeding could happen in the surgery and long term occlusion of the stent and the artery could happen . Infection in the groin area too . The good thing about this surgery is that it avoids a thigh incision which could add to pain and infection risk. ...Read more

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What is recovery from femoral endarterectomy like? Does it take weeks to fully recover?

What is recovery from femoral endarterectomy like? Does it take weeks to fully recover?

Femoral endartectomy: Usually we try to get people mobile as soon as possible. It does take a week or so to allow the incision to heal, but you should be up and about fairly soon after surgery. Depending on your type of work, you should be able to return to work in 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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When having a R CFA endarterectomy should the patient have a catheter during the procedure.

When having a R CFA endarterectomy should the patient have a catheter during the procedure.

Well...: If you are having a procedure that requires close monitoring of fluids, or there is a chance you might have difficulty urinating, there is a need for a foley catheter, otherwise, if you can urinate in a receptacle, no there is no need. Take into account that different Drs and institutions have different protocols and these are created with thought and prevention in mind ...Read more

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Why have a femorsl endarterectomy when there are atherectomy procedures to consider instead?

Why have a femorsl endarterectomy when there are atherectomy procedures to consider instead?

It's just an option.: Vascular surgeons and their patients are often presented with a complex series of choices and operative approaches. There are always different approaches that can be taken. This includes minimally invasive techniques, open surgery, or hybrid approaches that combined both. I use the approach you mention when patients do not have any vein for a bypass and have pain at rest. Can be effective. ...Read more

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How hard is the recovery from an endarterectomy?

How hard is the recovery from an endarterectomy?

Not bad: Sore throat little hard to swallow fora week a bit neck bruising incisional pain i'm assumimg this is an open endarterectomy. ...Read more

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Are there any fatal complications tocarotid endarterectomy?

Are there any fatal complications tocarotid endarterectomy?

Yes: The two most feared are heart attack and stroke. Your heart should be worked up completely first and stroke can occur during the operation. If stroke is a concern special planning should go into the operation. ...Read more