Will a carotid endarterectomy leave a large amount of scars?

No. It will leave a small 3 inch very thin scar which may be difficult to see after six months.
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.
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.

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