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Are there any options for treating a carotid blockage that are safer than carotid end-arterectomies?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly Stenting
In experienced hands, the surgery should have no more than a 3 to 5 % complication rate.
Stenting has been approved for high risk patients, but a recent study has shown that there is not much difference in the risks between the two procedures.

In brief: Possibly Stenting
In experienced hands, the surgery should have no more than a 3 to 5 % complication rate.
Stenting has been approved for high risk patients, but a recent study has shown that there is not much difference in the risks between the two procedures.
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Dr. Steven Giannotta
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Dr. Michael Korona
See stroke and carotid disease at www.sirweb.org for good info.
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery
In brief: Carotid stenting
Not all carotid blockage requires treatment and you should discuss this with a surgeon that treats this type of disease.
In general, you can treat atherosclerosis with medications, carotid endarterectomy, and even endovascular stenting. You would be best served by discussing the best treatment with your doctor.

In brief: Carotid stenting
Not all carotid blockage requires treatment and you should discuss this with a surgeon that treats this type of disease.
In general, you can treat atherosclerosis with medications, carotid endarterectomy, and even endovascular stenting. You would be best served by discussing the best treatment with your doctor.
Dr. Karl Schultz
Dr. Karl Schultz
Thank
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