7 doctors weighed in:

Is it regional or general anesthesia for a carotid endarterectomy?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgeon preference.

I have done the anesthesia for this procedure both ways.
A few surgeons prefer a regional or cervical block, however, most prefer an general anesthetic. Discuss the procedure with your surgeon and anesthesiologist.

In brief: Surgeon preference.

I have done the anesthesia for this procedure both ways.
A few surgeons prefer a regional or cervical block, however, most prefer an general anesthetic. Discuss the procedure with your surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
Thank
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Either acceptable

Either option is acceptable.
Discuss the options with your surgeon and choose what is most comfortable to you.

In brief: Either acceptable

Either option is acceptable.
Discuss the options with your surgeon and choose what is most comfortable to you.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Thank
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Choice

Of doctor doing procedure in conjunction with recommendations from the anesthesiologist.

In brief: Choice

Of doctor doing procedure in conjunction with recommendations from the anesthesiologist.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors