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Can you be too old for carotid artery surgery?
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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
If it is not safe to be under genera anesthesia, it can be done under local.

In brief: No
If it is not safe to be under genera anesthesia, it can be done under local.
Dr. Igor Yusupov
Dr. Igor Yusupov
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Age for Carotid surg
Overall medical condition as evaluated by your doctors, not age, determines if you should have carotid surgery.
A regional block anesthetic, meaning the neck is made numb, will allow the surgery to occur without having to put the person to sleep. This can dramatically reduce the strain on the person having the procedure; as a result we fix carotid arteries on people up into their 90s.

In brief: Age for Carotid surg
Overall medical condition as evaluated by your doctors, not age, determines if you should have carotid surgery.
A regional block anesthetic, meaning the neck is made numb, will allow the surgery to occur without having to put the person to sleep. This can dramatically reduce the strain on the person having the procedure; as a result we fix carotid arteries on people up into their 90s.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Yes
Most carotid trials did not include 90 year olds.

In brief: Yes
Most carotid trials did not include 90 year olds.
Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
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