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Will a carotid endarterectomy leave a large amount of scars?
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In brief: No
It will leave a small 3 inch very thin scar which may be difficult to see after six months.

In brief: No
It will leave a small 3 inch very thin scar which may be difficult to see after six months.
Dr. Vicken Pamoukian
Dr. Vicken Pamoukian
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Carotid
not really

In brief: Carotid
not really
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Scar after CEA
A well placed incision in the skin crease can be nearly invisible when it heals however each person is a little different in how they heal.

In brief: Scar after CEA
A well placed incision in the skin crease can be nearly invisible when it heals however each person is a little different in how they heal.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Not too bad
There is a scar with carotid endarterectomy and most of the time it is just about three inches long.
It's better to have a scar than to have a stroke! talk to your doctor about ways to lessen the scar.

In brief: Not too bad
There is a scar with carotid endarterectomy and most of the time it is just about three inches long.
It's better to have a scar than to have a stroke! talk to your doctor about ways to lessen the scar.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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