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What does it mean to have carotid endarterectomy?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Remove plaque

The surgical removal of plaque in the major artery in the neck (carotid) supplying blood to the brain to reduce the chance of stroke.
Not everyone with carotid plaque needs surgery. In fact, the vast majority are treated medically. Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Remove plaque

The surgical removal of plaque in the major artery in the neck (carotid) supplying blood to the brain to reduce the chance of stroke.
Not everyone with carotid plaque needs surgery. In fact, the vast majority are treated medically. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: CEA

It is a small surgical procedure to clean out the plaque that is narrowing the carotid artery.

In brief: CEA

It is a small surgical procedure to clean out the plaque that is narrowing the carotid artery.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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